Recent appointments, promotions, new hires and awards.

Vivek Ramakrishnan, Managing Partner, New Ventures
Ramakrishnan will be responsible for identifying new investments, overseeing mergers and acquisitions, and developing an overall growth strategy for the company in this newly created role.
Before joining Ventech, Ramakrishnan was the managing director of innovation banking at Xinova, president of AxioSonic and a director at Intellectual Ventures. He has also worked at Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Health and Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope on academic-industry technology transfer.

Craig Drinkhall, Director of Products and Sales Engineering
This is a new position that was developed as part of Horizon’s growth and expansion objectives. 

Attorney Nita Hanson, Pro Bono Service Award Recipient
Hanson was given the award by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Columbus Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Foundation. She is one of six recipients.

Janet Chen, CEO
Previously executive director, Chen was given the new title to more accurately reflect the role she plays at ProMusica.

Kaylyn Mallory, Contracts Manager
Mallory comes to Choice Property Resources with four years of experience from Nationwide Insurance where she worked with commercial accounts.

President Robert Gervasi, named a member of Fulbright Association’s national Board of Directors
The Fulbright Association is the private, nonprofit membership organization of Fulbright Program alumni and friends. The Association is dedicated to promoting the flagship program for international education and cultural exchange, enriching the experiences of visiting Fulbright students, teachers, and scholars in their host communities throughout the United States, and fostering a global network of Fulbright alumni.

Eldrich Carr, III, Head of School
Carr will be the 5th Head of School at Marburn Academy in its 38-year history. He will begin his new position on July 1, 2020.