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Michael Corey: CEO of the Year finalist

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO
Michael Corey, executive director of Human Service Chamber of Franklin County

Small nonprofit finalist: Michael Corey, executive director, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County

Michael Corey is the executive director of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County. Since arriving at the chamber in 2017, membership has grown from 48 to 102 nonprofits. The chamber strives to provide “one voice” on behalf of more than 14,000 employees and hundreds of thousands of people served in the community, and Corey is credited with advancing that agenda significantly. Corey holds a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, a master’s in education policy from Ohio State University, and a law degree from Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law, where he was executive editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. After practicing health care law at Bricker & Eckler for three years, Corey worked as a policy analyst at the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio and as a regional voter protection director for the Clinton campaign. He lives in Columbus with his wife Lori, who works with the YMCA; their son, Elijah; and their rescue dog, Ruby.

Read about all of our CEO of the Year 2020 award winners.