Five new board members expand CCAD focus on entrepreneurship, impact of art/design to drive business

Sep 22, 2014

Five leaders from a diverse range of dynamic business sectors joined the board of trustees at Columbus College of Art & Design for today’s first board meeting of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Beginning three-year terms are: Tanisha Robinson, co-founder and chief executive officer, Print Syndicate; Mark D. Kvamme, co-founder and partner, Drive Capital; R. Blane Walter, partner, Talisman Capital Partners; Grant L. Douglass, founder and chairman, Hanlin Rainaldi Construction Corp.; and Timothy A. Treece, MD, co-founder and plastic surgeon, Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery.

“These business leaders bring to our college extraordinary expertise in key business sectors. As we grow the college to meet the needs of companies that crave creative talent, our board members help guide the expansion of our entrepreneurial curriculum to meet the demands of an evolving global market,” said Thomas H. White, CCAD president. “CCAD is entering an exciting era of major curriculum enhancements, which will be guided by the vision, leadership and fiduciary role of the 17 returning and five new board members.”

Board members beginning two-year terms as officers are: James E. Kunk, president, central region, Huntington National Bank, chair; Jerry O. Allen, partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP, vice chair; Patricia R. Hatler, executive vice president and chief legal and governance officer, Nationwide, board secretary; and Joe Gottron, senior vice president and chief information officer, Pharmaceutical Segment, Cardinal Health, treasurer.

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, offering 12 four-year undergraduate programs 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

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