Corna has worked full time with Corna/Kokosing for more than 10 years and before that, part time since he was 14. He has held various positions in the company, including laborer, superintendent, project engineer and project manager. Corna represents the third generation of the Corna family to be involved in the company. In his new role, he will oversee the activities of the building division, including procurement of work and management of the day-to-day operations of the division.
Corna graduated cum laude from Ohio University with a bachelor of science in degree in communications. He is active in a variety of construction-related organizations, including the Central Ohio Builders Exchange and the Associated General Contractors of Ohio.
Corna/Kokosing Construction Co., based in Westerville, provides site development and construction services to the health care, industrial, retail, religious and education markets. Recently completed projects include The Church of the Resurrection, Lane Avenue Shopping Center renovations, Mother Angeline McCrory Manor nursing home and renovations services to several Wal-Mart stores. The company employs more than 400 associates.
The board of directors of Heartland Bank named G. Scott McComb executive vice president and chief operating officer. Formerly senior vice president of customer relationship management, McComb will take on additional responsibilities of the bank's operation as it continues to expand throughout Central Ohio.
Heartland Bank's CEO Tiney M. McComb commented on the board action: "Scott brings 16 years of business experience to Heartland, which includes skills that have helped the bank prosper in the last few years. The entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in the McComb family, and Scott is definitely no exception."
McComb attended The Ohio State University and started his first business in 1989. He then established three other small businesses, the largest of which was acquired by Vector Security of Philadelphia in 1997, and he remained as vice president until he joined Heartland Bank in 1999 as assistant vice president and director of Internet banking.
McComb is a graduate of the Blythe School of Banking sponsored by the Ohio Bankers League and an instructor at the School for Community Bankers in Ohio. He is also a graduate of the OBL's Bank Leadership Institute and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.
CALFEE, HALTER & GRISWOLD LLP
Christopher Jones, most recently director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, joined Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP's Columbus office as senior counsel. His practice will focus on government relations, environmental and regulatory issues.
With 15 years of environmental experience -- six as director of the Ohio EPA, four as chief of the Ohio Attorney General's Environmental Enforcement Section and five as an environmental attorney in the private sector -- Jones offers a unique knowledge and understanding of state and federal environmental issues. In addition, he is the only two-term elected president of the Environmental Council of the States, a national organization of all of the directors of state environmental agencies. In this role, he served as the primary liaison between the United States EPA and the states.
"We could not be more pleased that Chris is joining Calfee," says Calfee Managing Partner Brent D. Ballard. "First, he represents a very high-profile addition to our growing Columbus office. Second, he is a problem-solver by nature and will be able to provide such an exceptional perspective for our clients and their issues, especially in the areas of governmental and environmental matters.
"Lastly, his high-powered, strategic skills are of critical importance to our business clients in a time of increasingly stringent federal and state environmental regulations."
Kerrii B. Anderson and Philip G. Fankhauser joined the Franklin University board of trustees.
Anderson serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Wendy's International in Dublin. She holds an MBA and CPA certification, and has held positions in accounting and investment firms, as well as publicly held companies including KPMG, R.J.R. Nabisco and M/I Schottenstein Homes Inc. She has been with Wendy's International since 2000, and is responsible for the accounting, corporate finance, audit, information technology, tax, treasury, investor relations and risk management functions.
Fankhauser is co-founder and principal of the EPCON Group Inc. and EPMARK Inc. in Dublin. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate development and construction. The EPCON Group is a developer/builder of ranch-style condominium homes, with 37 communities in the Columbus area. EPMARK franchises the EPCON business system to builder/developers nationwide, and has 97 franchisees in 26 states.
Fankhauser is a Franklin graduate with a B.S. degree in business administration.
COLUMBUS DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT CORP.
Lawrence L. Fisher was named president and CEO of Columbus Downtown Development Corp.
Fisher, who retired from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP to take his new position, served as CDDC's interim executive director from March 2004 through December 2004.
"The board and the search committee felt that Larry has proven that he can work well with private and public sector leaders and has considerable experience in downtown Columbus revitalization efforts," says CDDC chairman and Huntington CEO Thomas E. Hoaglin. "Larry is truly passionate about revitalizing our downtown."
Fisher is a 1964 graduate of The Ohio State University and a 1967 graduate of Harvard Law School. For 35 years, he has played a leading role in the rehabilitation and operation of most of the downtown theaters. In addition to Capitol South and City Center, he's played an instrumental role in the Westin Great Southern Hotel, the Columbus Athenaeum, Bicentennial Plaza, Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts, and Thurber House.