CCAD Board of Trustees Adds 5 Members, Elects New Officers


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus College of Art & Design is pleased to announce that the CCAD Board of Trustees has elected five new members.

The CCAD Board of Trustees also elected several new officers during a meeting on June 27, 2017. R. Blane Walter of Talisman Capital Partners will serve as Chair; John C. Beeler of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP will serve as Vice Chair; and Saundra K. Schuster, Esq., of The NCHERM Group, LLC, will serve as Secretary. Steven E. English of State Auto Insurance will continue serving as Treasurer.

The following new trustees were each elected to a three-year term:

Stacia Edwards
Dr. Stacia Edwards is the Dean of the Delaware Campus and Regional Learning Centers at Columbus State Community College. She provides strategic leadership, enrollment management, and community outreach for the Delaware campus and the five regional learning centers. Dr. Edwards previously served as Associate Vice President of Workforce Strategy at Columbus State. She joined Columbus State from Battelle where she was Director of STEM workforce Initiatives and Vice President of BattelleEd. Her 30 years of higher education experience include serving as Deputy Chancellor for Economic Advancement for the University System of Ohio, Director of the Regional Workforce Transformation Consortium at Sinclair Community College, and Assistant Dean of Science and Mathematics at Wright State University. Dr. Edwards earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hanover College, a Master of Arts from Indiana University, and a Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Brian P. Kinzelman
Brian P. Kinzelman’s 39 years of experience and expertise extends to all facets of landscape architecture, planning, urban design, and public space design and encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of both the natural and built environments. His experience includes principal leadership and project management on hundreds of projects throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Kinzelman has demonstrated a sustained contribution to the role and recognition of the practice of Landscape Architecture through the initiation of significant urban design projects and the promotion of prime project management roles for Landscape Architects. His career history of project work demonstrates recognizing opportunities and defining the need for public-realm projects with agencies and elected officials that has resulted in over 1,000 completed works and over 100 awards. He has established a standard of practice that demands the highest quality of design and urban planning for the communities within which his projects serve.

A.J. Montero
A.J. Montero is a partner with the international architecture and design firm NBBJ. Montero leads the Columbus, Ohio, office where he helps direct the firm’s design efforts in Europe and the Middle East. His firm-wide responsibilities include design and thought leadership of NBBJ’s Healthcare and Higher Education practices. Nationally and internationally recognized for award-winning design, Montero’s projects also include civic, workplace, and research buildings that balance clients’ aspirational and practical concerns. His work expresses an integrated process in which architecture, planning, urban design, landscape, and interior architecture converge in a holistic framework for building design. Montero is a sought-after speaker on the future of healthcare design and has spoken extensively on the subject both nationally and internationally. Montero’s work has been featured in Architectural Record, Architect magazine, and Esquire. He has also been a lecturer at The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, where he has taught several senior architectural design studios.

Robert E. Morrison, Jr.
Robert E. Morrison, Jr. is Senior Vice President at Central Ohio Wealth and Investment Management Manager. He has 32 years of financial services experience the majority of which being in the asset management, wealth management, and fiduciary segments. Throughout his career, Morrison has been involved in nearly every aspect of the business and has served in a variety of positions to include executive level management. In his current role, he is responsible for all activities associated with trust and asset management to include portfolio management, relationship management, fiduciary oversight, and client development. He is also responsible for several operational functions across the organization to include real estate management, trust tax and unique assets. As the national Practice Leader for Investments, Morrison is also responsible for ensuring that Huntington’s asset management services are delivered effectively across the franchise and that client delivery is consistent with the overall investment strategy of the firm.

Andrew R. Summerfield
Andrew R. Summerfield is President & Creative Director at Summerfield Advertising, Inc. He is passionate about helping Columbus businesses achieve their goals. As an active alum of Columbus College of Art & Design, Summerfield taught juniors and seniors over a seven-year period and delivered multiple seminars on illustration, design, and advertising. Summerfield is a member of the 2013 Forty Under 40 Class, 2015 Leadership Columbus Class, and one of Business First’s 20 People to Know in Advertising & PR. While helping more than 200 local businesses to grow, working with business start-ups, and launching new products and services in multiple industries, Summerfield brings tailored tools to ramp up their success.  Summerfield also encourages his team to reach out and support the Columbus community. His staff of 10 gave 957 hours of volunteer services and more than $100,000 of billable time to Columbus nonprofit groups in 2016.

Four trustees are also leaving the board: former Chair James E. Kunk of The Huntington National Bank, former Secretary Patricia R. Hatler of Squire Patton Boggs, Kelly Mooney of Resource/Ammirati: An IBM Company, and Robert P. Restrepo Jr., retired, of State Auto Insurance.

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private art and design colleges in the United States, offering 12 undergraduate majors and two graduate programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit

Jeannie Nuss
Senior Media Relations Specialist
Columbus College of Art & Design