The WDBCO Board of Directors is a 27-member board of professionals in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Our members are appointed through the Mayor and Franklin County Board of Commissioners and are charged with ensuring programs and initiatives are aligned with the overall workforce development plan on a local, state and national level.

Executive Officers

Dewitt Harrell (Board Chair)
DDHX Enterprises Inc.

Ritchey Hollenbaugh (Vice Chair)
Carlile, Patchen & Murphy, LLP

Sean Grant (Treasurer)
Columbus 2020

Steve Lipster (Secretary)
Electrical Trades Center

Board of Directors

Pierre Bigby
Bigby Financial Planning, LLC

Jay Burns
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Robert (Bo) Chilton
IMPACT Community Action

Steve Dackin
Columbus State Community College

Don DePerro
Columbus Chamber

Dorsey Hager
Columbus Building Trades Council

Quintin Harris
City of Columbus Department of Development

Erik Janas
Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Daniele Lopes Johnson
Nationwide Insurance

Matt Kosanovich
United Way of Central Ohio

Brad Lamone
Engineered Profiles, LLC

Zachary Ludi
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services

Brian Morris
Morris Communication

Pegeen Cleary Potts
Columbus City Schools

Stephen Sayre
City of Columbus, Mayors Office

Jim Schimmer
Franklin County Economic Development

Himbert Sinopoli
Penn National Gaming

Evelyn Sullen Smith
Perez & Morris LLC

Lewis Smoot Jr.
Smoot Construction

Archie Williamson (Past Board Chair)
Diversified Systems, Inc.

Board of Directors Meetings

October 25, 2017 8:30am (Location: TBA)

January 24, 2018 8:30am (Location: TBA)

April 25, 2018 8:30am (Location: TBA)

June 27, 2018 8:30am (Location: TBA)