Better Business Bureau Elects Five New Board Members, Re-elects Seven

February 13, 2014

Columbus, OH – February 13, 2014 - BBB serving Central Ohio announced today the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors, as well as the re-election of seven current Board members.

The nominating committee recommended David Carline, Tom Durflinger, Jeff Horner, Jim Pontius, and Mike Rosati and for a three year term.

David Carline is Chief Operating Officer/ President of Crawford Hoying; Tom Durflinger, is Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Grove City Division of Police. Jeff Horner is Chief Executive Officer of United Collection Bureau (UCB); Jim Pontius is Vice President / General Manager of North American Broadcasting and Mike Rosati is President, Rosati Windows. All were elected to three years terms, beginning January, 2014.

Mike Vasbinder with Ruscilli Construction Company ended a three year term as Board Chairman in 2013.  Joseph Thomas, President of Thomasonian Media LLC and board member since 2009, is now chair-elect. Vasbinder will remain a member of the Board of Directors.

Other officers elected to the 2014 BBB Board of Trustees are Timothy Tokish, VP Financial Planning with NiSource as Secretary –Treasurer; David Washburn CPA, Assistant Treasurer; and Doug Shockman, Legal Counsel - Freund, Freeze & Arnold.

Also nominated for a 3-year member term include: Paul Demboski, President Able Roofing; Philip Favret, Favret Heating and Cooling; Dr. Mary Lou Luebbe-Gearhart, President, Luebbe Hearing Services, and David Specht, President, The Waterworks.

Public members nominated for a 1-Year Term include; Sarah Cole, Professor of Law at The Ohio State University; Richard Byrd, Columbus Fire Museum; and Mary Bonelli, Sr. VP, Ohio Insurance Institute.

“We are pleased to have this caliber of business leaders who volunteer their time to support our BBB in the expansion of ethical business practices throughout Central Ohio,” said Kip Morse, BBB President and CEO. “Each is committed to our mission of advancing marketplace trust in our communities”.

The 28 member board represents accredited companies of the BBB Board of Directors and comprise a broad range of industries and size categories. The Boards’ role are to advise BBB policy and to help guide the BBB Team to serve the 21 counties in central Ohio as the leader in advancing marketplace trust by creating a community of trustworthy businesses.

About BBB

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2012, consumers turned to BBB 124 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at The Central Ohio Better Business Bureau serves Columbus and 21 surrounding counties as the leader in advancing marketplace trust. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 113 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation