On April 1, 2013, Tom Katzenmeyer became President and CEO of the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Just prior, as Senior Vice President for University Communications for The Ohio State University, Tom led an office that oversaw OSU’s university-wide communications and reputation management. The office included the units of Internal Communications, Marketing Communications, Media Relations, Research Communications, and WOSU Public Media.
Before joining Ohio State in Tom was senior vice president of investor, media, and community relations for Limited Brands, Inc (NYSE: LTD). He was responsible for the company’s relationships with investors and analysts, local media, national business and trade press, and the non-profit and philanthropic community.
Prior to joining Limited Brands in 1990, Tom served as executive assistant for legislative affairs to the Governor of Ohio for four years. His public service career spans nearly 15 years, including time on the staff of Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Department of Development.
Tom is actively involved in community service. He is the past chair of the board of the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation and immediate past chair of the board of the Columbus Clippers, the county-owned International League baseball team that is affiliated with the Cleveland Indians. He recently co-chaired the $16.2 million capital campaign for the MidOhio Food Bank. In collaboration with three other community leaders, Tom completed a $14 million capital campaign to build an Audubon Nature Center on the Whittier Peninsula in downtown Columbus. He currently serves on the boards of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, the YMCA of Central Ohio, the Columbus Clippers, and the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation.
Tom’s prior board service includes: National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Board (four years), North Market Development Authority (six years), Earthshare Ohio (six years), and the Ohio Chapter of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and Heritage Trail. He chaired the board of Leadership Columbus from 2007 – 2010. He was an appointed member of Hilliard City Council and has taught media ethics at The Ohio State University.
Tom has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University.