CCAD Board of Trustees appoints four new members

Aug 5, 2020

CCAD Board of Trustees appoints four new members

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Columbus, Ohio—Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new trustees to its Board of Trustees. Brett Kaufman, Founder and CEO of Kaufman Development; Doug Klamfoth, Senior Vice President, Credit Officer at PNC; Timothy T. Miller, Vice President, Senior General Counsel, and Secretary at Crane Group Co.; and Jonna Twigg, Founder of Twigg’s Bindery, were elected during a CCAD Board of Trustees meeting on June 16, 2020. They will each serve three-year terms, effective July 1, 2020.

“CCAD’s Board of Trustees is vital to the success of the college,” said Dr. Melanie Corn, President of CCAD. “The 25 leaders on our Board guide the college’s mission, strategic goals, and plans. We are thrilled to have these four new trustees and look forward to the unique perspective and expertise they bring.”

Keep reading to learn more about CCAD’s four new trustees.

Brett Kaufman

Brett Kaufman’s career spans more than 20 years working in real estate development through the investment, banking, and development lens. During this time, he has built more than $1 billion in assets, sold more than $500 million in assets, and is currently developing more than $300 million in real estate. He also hosts Gravity, a podcast focused on sharing stories about the human experience, is a venture capitalist, and has become a mentor and a coach to more than 100 entrepreneurs.

Kaufman has spent much of his professional life giving back to the community through various organizations, committees, and boards, including the Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus Partnership, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Jewish Federation of Columbus, The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

He has received numerous awards, including being named Developer of the Year by the Building Industry Association twice. In 2012, he was named Next Generation Builder of the Year by the BIA, and in 2014, Kaufman was honored as Ernst & Young’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year. Kaufman has been recognized as one of the top 50 leaders in the region for his ability to drive innovation within his organization, impact his employees and the community at large, and lead Kaufman Development in a transformative direction. In 2015 and 2016, Kaufman was honored with Smart 50 and Fast 50 awards, and he was recently listed at #657 on the Inc. 5000.

Kaufman is also an active member and participant in Strategic Coach Game Changer program, Genius Network, Abundance 360, EOS, Conscious Capitalism, Summit Series, and Young Presidents’ Organization.

Doug Klamfoth

Doug Klamfoth serves as Senior Vice President, Credit Officer at PNC. He is a corporate banker and credit executive with extensive experience in assessing complex customer credit scenarios and aligning credit products and solutions within bank risk tolerance policies, driving profitable business results and maintaining satisfied customers. Klamfoth’s early career focused on managing both small and large commercial banking relationships with JPMorgan Chase, preceded by tenure in public accounting.

Prior to his current position at PNC, he served as Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager at Huntington National Bank and held various positions at PNC in Columbus and Washington, D.C. Klamfoth holds a B.A. in Accounting from Capital University and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Ohio State University.

Timothy T. Miller, C.P.A, J.D.

Timothy Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois in 1980 and a law degree from Loyola University, Chicago, in 1987. He currently serves as Vice President, Senior General Counsel, and Secretary at Crane Group Co., located in Columbus. Prior to joining Crane, Miller worked as an accountant for the Chicago office of Touche Ross & Company (now Deloitte), a senior accountant for the Chicago law firm of Jenner and Block, and an attorney for the Chicago law firm of Rosenthal and Schanfield.

Miller currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the Omicron Alumni Association and the Community Shelter Board. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of United Way of Central Ohio, Faith Mission, and the Contemporary American Theatre Company of Columbus, Ohio, or CATCO. He has served on the Community Arts Grants Committee for the Columbus Foundation, the Rebuilding Lives Updated Strategy Task Force, and the Homelessness Prevention Pilot Community Advisory Committee and participated in the Columbus Public Schools Student Mobility Research Project 2005.

Miller and his wife, Jamie Crane, reside in Upper Arlington, Ohio, and have two adult children, a son, Taylor, and a daughter, Hailey.

Jonna Twigg

Jonna Twigg is an Ohio-born artist, entrepreneur, and paper expert who spends most of her time designing and binding custom books, re-housing collections of art, and drawing with her two young sons.

Twigg graduated from CCAD in 2003 and moved to New York City. There, she cultivated a career as a museum preparator specializing in the exhibition and long-term storage of works on paper. Working alongside New York's leading paper conservators, she has worked on major projects for both museums and private collections such as the Guggenheim Museum, the National Archives, the 9/11 Museum, Harry Winston, and the Maurice Sendak Foundation. As a self-taught book-binder who actively used books in her artistic practice, Twigg began making books for fellow artists, friends, and family in 2006. By 2008, she had officially founded Twigg’s Bindery with commissions from galleries and small publishing houses, and by 2012 she was selling blank journals and sketchbooks online. Over the subsequent years, Twigg’s Bindery became an award-winning business recognized for its authenticity, innovative designs, and impeccable hand craft. Profiles of Twigg’s Bindery and Twigg’s Brooklyn workshop appeared in The New York Times, the seminal 2016 book In The Company of Women, as well as magazine write ups in publications such as Vogue, Fortune, New York Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, and Financial Times.

After 15 years in New York City, Twigg moved back to Ohio and currently operates her Bindery as a custom-only business. She remains engaged in her work with private art collections.

About Columbus College of Art & Design

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, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD offers 12 BFA programs and two master’s programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit