BBB Announces New Board Appointments

February 07, 2017

Media Contact: Kip Morse 614-754-4560
Judy Dollison

Columbus, OHBBB serving Central Ohio recently announced the re-election of the chair and vice-chair of the Board of Directors for 2017, as well as ten current Board members.

The nominating committee confirmed the re-election of David K. Johnson with Geo Byers Sons as Chairman of the Board, and Betty Clark with CPMedia as Vice-Chair.

Other officers elected to the 2017 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 elected for an additional 3-year member term are: Mike Cash, PromoWest; Dr. Mary Lou Luebbe-Gearhart, Luebbe Hearing Services; Butch Moore, Dispatch Media Group; Lubna Najjar, IL Moda PR; Rob O’Boyle, iHeartMedia; David Specht, The Waterworks; and Joey Thomas, Thomasonian Media.

Voted in as public members representing a particular industry are Mary Bonelli, Ohio Insurance Institute; Glen Bryan, Ohio Wesleyan University; Tom Durflinger, Grove City Police Department; John Gentner, Capital University; and Theresa Potter, Potter Enterprises LLC.

Also nominated to a one year term as an Accredited Business is Brian Brooks, EE Ward Moving & Storage.

“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 member of our board is committed to our mission of advancing marketplace trust in our communities.”

The 26 member board represents Accredited companies of BBB’s Board of Directors and public representatives in industries we serve and comprise a broad range of industries and size categories. The Board’s role is to advise BBB policy and to help guide BBB’s 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
Since 1912, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at BBB serving Central Ohio was founded in 1921, and serving 21 counties in Ohio, is one of 113 local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico.