The List: 76-100 Featured

12:23pm EDT January 27, 2005
76. Robert Massie
Director and CEO, Chemical Abstracts; chairman, Columbus Technology Council (86)

Working with OSU’s Karen Holbrook and other power brokers to bring technology development to town through Columbus Technology Council.

77. Jan Allen
Owner, The Field Coaching Institute (62)

Allen works with Ohio’s public university presidents and maintains her deep political connections.

78. Doug Borror
Chairman, president & CEO, Dominion Homes (70)

Taking charge as the housing market wanes. He is again president of the company and is restructuring. Holds a seat on the board of Capital South Redevelopment Corp. and is an OSU trustee.

79. Pat Dugan
Partner, Squires, Sanders & Dempsey LLP (71)
Dugan is a member of the board of directors of Ariel Corp. and a trustee of the Raymond E. Mason Foundation, and has a lot of power through the Columbus Venture Network.

80. John Rosenberger
Executive director, Capital South Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. (72)

Rosenberger is a clear leader in the redevelopment of downtown, and launched his Treetops at German Village condo development this year.

81. Dimon McFerson
Retired chairman, Nationwide (74)

McFerson continues to retire from public involvement. He stepped down from The Columbus Foundation but continues to influence the community as a trustee of OSU.

82. Janet Jackson
Executive director, United Way Central Ohio (98)

Leading government, community and business executives support Jackson and her role at United Way.

83. Gene T. Harris
Superintendent, Columbus Public Schools (97)

Gained support from community heavy-hitters such as Robert Weiler and Ty Marsh. She is also part of the Citizens for a Free COSI group, where she works alongside key power brokers.

84. Sandy Harbrecht
President, Paul Werth Associates Inc. (75)

Grew firm with purchase of Haunty Agency last year. Serves on the executive committee of the Columbus Museum of Art, The Council for Ethics in Economics and chamber, among others.


85. and 86. Alan Wasserstrom and Rodney N. Wasserstrom
Co-presidents, Wasserstrom & Sons (77 and 78)

In addition to running one of the largest family-owned businesses in the area, the Wasserstroms have valuable real estate interests in downtown and The Brewery District.

87. Joe Alutto
Dean and John W. Berry, senior chair in business, OSU Fisher College of Business (NEW)

Overseeing OSU’s involvement in proposed downtown research center, and is also the new chairman of Experience Columbus.

88. Todd Cameron
President and CEO, Fitch:RPA (88)

Since RPA’s merger with Fitch, Cameron’s company has doubled in size and prestige.

89. Paula Inniss
President, Ohio Full Court Press (82)

A force in the community through her board memberships at the chamber and Columbus State Community College. Also involved with the United Negro College Fund.

90. Bill Habig
Executive director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (83)

Habig is a powerful force, determining where development and improvements happen.

91. Artie Isaac
President, Young Isaac Inc. (84)

Isaac’s clients include Homestead Communities, Revealty and OCLC.

92. Douglas Morgan
Managing partner, Columbus office, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (NEW)

Moves in power circles as a board member of Children’s Hospital Foundation, Columbus Technology Council, the Business Technology Center and chamber.

93. and 94. Cameron James and Ken Mills
CEO and president, Mills/James Productions Inc. (88 and 89)

Both men give a great deal to the community. James was recently recognized for his community service by Northwest Counseling Services.

95. Cameron Mitchell
President, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC (93)

Mitchell put Columbus dining on the map. He is well-known throughout the country, and is on the boards of the National Restaurant Association and the Culinary Institute of America.

96. Brian Ellis
President, Nationwide Realty Investors (92)

The Arena District is still an important part of the redevelopment of downtown, and Ellis is involved in many important decisions and efforts.

97. Robert C. White
Founder and chairman, The Daimler Group (95)

White teamed with Casto and Schottenstein Real Estate to begin more development in the Westerville/Polaris area.

98. Bill Schottenstein
Owner, Arshot Investment Corp. (99)

Schottenstein is a big player in downtown redevelopment.

99. Donna Alvarado
President, Aguila International (NEW)

Served in senior U.S. government positions at Defense Department, Senate and House. Now chairs The Governor’s Ohio Workforce Policy Board.

100. Gary McCullough
Senior vice president, Ross Products (NEW)

Runs this Abbott Labs division, one of the largest employers in the city. With new local emphasis on life sciences, his role will carry greater power.