Recent appointments, promotions and new hires.
THE LINCOLN THEATRE
Suzan Bradford, executive director
Brandford has been the general manager of the theater since 2009. Her promotion is due to the many new programming initiatives already in place that have been created or spearheaded by Bradford, such as the Backstage at the Lincoln local artist showcase series, the Lincoln Theatre “Expand Your Horizon” Incubation Program for emerging local artists and the Lincoln Theatre Patternz Summer Camp.
GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER
Amy Huggins, director of culture & training
Lea Westerfield, guest experience manager
The GCCC offers 373,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit hall space, 75 meeting rooms and three ballrooms with a total of 114,00 square feet. The facility is the home of the first indoor, vertical, LED-illuminated hydroponic Smartfarm.
MPW INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
Catherine Jopling, general counsel
Jopling previously worked as an attorney in multiple firms located in Columbus, most recently as senior legal counsel for The Oneida Group.
David Weinstein, area sales manager for the Five Point Lending team
TotalChoice Mortgage is a division of Hometown Lenders, Inc. It will expand the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) product line, with Weinstein overseeing the HECM loan origination for the Five Point Lending team.
COLUMBUS 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Raja Sundararajan, president and chief operating officer, AEP Ohio
Aaron Pitts, senior managing director of healthcare, JobsOhio
J.P. Nauseef, president
Gov. DeWine, during his campaign, said he believes the JobsOhio model is working but didn't rule out the possibility he would "tinker" with its structure, saying it "may evolve" under his governorship. Nauseef is chairman and co-founder of Krush Media Group, which is a digital media company that also has offices in New York City and Pasadena. He spent 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as an officer and earning the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award. He previously served four years as president and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition, one of JobsOhio's regional partners.