New Albany names first economic development manager
The City of New Albany has named Michael Loges as the economic development manager. In the newly created position, he will contribute to the Community Development Department and market the community to attract businesses worldwide.
Loges brings 12 years of experience to the new role. Previously, Loges served as the senior economic development project manager with the Central Ohio Transit Authority. He also worked with the City of Columbus as a business development specialist, and as a special projects manager for the Ohio Development Services Agency.
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First Community Village has named Jennifer Adams the new executive director. In her new role, she will oversee the continuing care retirement community under the National Church Residences. She will direct the operations for the independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation services.
Adams joins the team with nearly two decades of experience in the senior living industry. Previously, she has served as a licensed nursing home administrator and as an executive director for assisted living and independent living communities.
Dickinson Wright PLLC has elected David Lockshaw as a new member attorney. Lockshaw, a litigator who joined the firm in 2015, focuses on the financial services and business disputes at the trial and appellate levels for corporate and individual clients.
Previously, Lockshaw served as the director of labor and legal affairs at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and clerked for Ohio’s Tenth District Court of Appeals. He received his J.D. from the University of Akron.
Assurex Global has elected Robert Klonk as chairman of its board of directors following the insurance company’s 2020 Annual Shareholders Meeting. In his new role, Klonk will help execute the company’s 2021 strategic plan.
Klonk currently serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Oswald Companies, an insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm. He steps into the role with 40 years of industry experience, previously serving as Oswald’s director of group benefits and president.
The City of Powell has named Claudia Husak as the new planning director as part of the newly developed Community Development Department. In her role, Husak will lead the city’s planning and zoning efforts.
Husak comes into the role with nearly two decades of experience. Previously, she served as the senior planner for the city of Dublin. Husak received her Bachelor of Arts in urban geography with a minor in city and regional planning, as well as a Master’s in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University. She became a certified planner in 2007 through the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Highlights appointed Saúl Jimenez to the role of senior director of creative and Hadi Teleb to vice president of business operations and strategic planning. The two roles were newly created in effort to unify the company branding.
Jimenez, who previously worked as the creative director for Justice, will work to connect the brand and the business by monitoring creative storytelling and assisting with brand development. Teleb, who has previously consulted on Highlights strategic planning process, will help oversee marketing efforts.
The 934 Gallery, established in 2015, has named its first board of directors. The organization, which works to provide free and accessible art programming to the Columbus community, formed the board to oversee ongoing strategic planning.
Liz Martin was named board president. Martin has been volunteering with the organization since 2016 and will lead the efforts toward becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. She currently serves as the business development and relations manager of the Performance Columbus Auto Group.
Della Carver was named treasurer, and steps into the role with nearly two decades of experience working with nonprofits, including seven years of working with a national nonprofit. Currently, she works with the Arthritis Foundation as the service center manager.
Riley Bayer was named secretary. Bayer has been volunteering with the organization since 2019 and is passionate about the mentorship opportunities provided to children. She works as a clinical research coordinator for Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Danielle Turkovich was named Marketing Committee chair. Currently, she serves as the director of marketing and communications at Wellington. Also named to the Marketing Committee is Lisa Steward, who has served the 934 Gallery since 2016, most recently as the public relations coordinator.
Johnny Riddle was named Exhibitions Committee chair. Riddle has served the 934 Gallery for four years, most recently as an executive director from 2019 to 2020. Also named to the Exhibitions Committee is Liv Barney, an artist who first got involved with the organization in 2018, and Tyler Davis, who is part of the print team at The Kingswood Company.
Rachyl Kershaw was named Logistic Committee chair. Kershaw, the founder of Greater Columbus Consulting, comes into the role with experience working with nonprofits, technology, and strategic partnerships. Also appointed to the Logistics Committee is Joseph Gibson, who currently works as a chief prosecutor for the Columbus City Attorney’s Office.
Abigail Hartung was named Emeritus Member and has been serving the organization since 2015. Hartung oversees the gallery’s canine brand ambassadors, Frebis and Sadie.