Quarterly Membership Luncheon: Forecasting Business in 2023
Thursday, November 3, 2022 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)
As we turn our focus towards planning in 2023, we need to look at what business in our area will look like in the months ahead.
During this luncheon we will host a dynamic panel of experts that can shed light on factors that may play a big role in how we do business in greater Worthington and throughout the region next year.
- Andy Rose, President & CEO, Worthington Industries
- Kenny McDonald, President & CEO, Columbus Partnership
- Matt Gregory, Senior Vice President Office Brokerage, NAI Ohio Equities
Facilitated by Jenny Saunders, President, FCBank and current Chairwoman of the Worthington Area Chamber Board of Trustees.
Please note dietary requirements while registering. No refunds after October 27.
MEET OUR PARTICIPANTS:
Andy Rose: Andy Rose joined Worthington Industries in 2008 as vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) when the Company and the country were deep in the Great Recession. Rose helped preserve liquidity and financial stability and guide the Company through that challenge. In 2014, he was promoted to executive vice president and CFO and has been instrumental in advancing the Company’s financial and capital allocation strategies. He was named president of Worthington Industries in August 2018 and became CEO of the Company on Sept. 1, 2020.
Before joining Worthington, Rose worked at MCG Capital Corporation where he was a senior investment professional in the Atlanta office for the $1.5 billion public investment company. He focused on making control-equity investments and providing debt financing for companies in the manufacturing, distribution and transportation and logistics industries.
Previously, Rose was partner, co-founder and member of the investment committee with Peachtree Equity Partners, a private equity fund backed by Goldman Sachs. He managed debt and equity recapitalizations for manufacturing, distribution and service firms, served on the board of directors of various companies, advised management on growth strategies and operations, and managed the firm’s institutional investor base. Prior to that, Rose served as vice president of private equity at Wachovia Capital Associates for five years and started his career at J.P. Morgan & Co. in global cash management.
Rose earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Rose serves as a member of the board of directors of White Castle®, chairman of the board of Rev1 Ventures and as a member of the Columbus Business Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and The Ohio Business Roundtable. Previously, he served on the board of trustees of the Community Shelter Board, The First Tee of Central Ohio and the FM Global Advisory Board.
KENNY MCDONALD: Kenny McDonald serves as the third president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, a civic organization of Columbus’ top business leaders. The Partnership was founded in 2002 to improve the economic and cultural base of Central Ohio. McDonald is responsible for leading strategies focused on diversity and equity, growth and development, and business and civic innovation, in order for the Columbus Region to achieve its vision to become the most prosperous metropolitan area in the United States.
He brings more than 25 years of experience working with metropolitan economies in Savannah, Georgia;, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Charlotte, North Carolina. He also spent seven years as a global site location advisor for Fluor Corporation.
McDonald has been named one of the Top 50 economic developers by Economix and is a frequent speaker and national thought leader on regional economic development. He was also named Small Nonprofit CEO of the Year by Columbus CEO magazine.
McDonald was instrumental in creating and leading the Columbus Region’s growth strategy when he was selected to lead Columbus 2020, a regional economic development group that was launched in 2010. Now known as One Columbus and housed within the Columbus Partnership, the organization is continuously ranked as one of the top 10 economic development organizations in the United States and represents a public-private partnership of more than 300 investors and partners from an 11-county area.
McDonald has served as chairman of the International Economic Development Council and is an active board member of the Champions of the Community/NCH Invitational, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Experience Columbus, Ohio Business Roundtable, Ohio Excels, the Transportation Research Center, RTRX, and Ohio State University’s SciTech.
McDonald is a graduate of Dickinson State University, Georgia Southern University, the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma, and Harvard’s Young American Leaders program. He has been a Certified Economic Developer (CecD) for over 20 years. He is married with three children.
MATT GREGORY: Matt Gregory, Senior Vice President of Office Brokerage at NAI Ohio Equities, helps tenants, landlords, buyers, and sellers achieve their commercial office real estate goals in Central Ohio. Over the past fifteen years, Matt has completed over 900 real estate transactions totaling $600 million in volume and 8,400,000 square feet.
Clients who work with Matt benefit from the global resources of NAI with the personal touch of a small team. What sets Matt apart is his dedication to client communication. He starts with clearly understanding client needs and then develops a comprehensive plan of action and timeline. Throughout the entire process, Matt keeps clients informed and educated. The final result is that his clients feel confident in making highly informed decisions about their real estate opportunities.
Matt is active in the community, including local real estate organizations, where he has served in multiple leadership positions, including chair of the Commercial Section of the Columbus Realtors and President of Columbus Commercial Industrial Investment Realtors (“CCIIR”). In addition to having both his CCIM and SIOR designations, his methods and hard work have made him a six-time CoStar Power Broker and one of NAI Ohio Equities’ top producers every year since 2008.
Matt is a 2003 graduate of the Ohio State University with a bachelors in Communication. He lives in Worthington with his wife and three kids where he volunteers on several community organizations including the Worthington AM Rotary, St Michael Athletic Association, Building Worthington’s Future and the Worthington Community Improvement Corporation. Matt is a former Adjunct instructor at Columbus State Community College and has served on various commercial real estate panels such as the one today.
JENNY SAUNDERS: A native of St. Mary’s, Ohio, Jenny brings over 35 years of community banking experience to FCBank. She has maintained a customer centric approach to banking and has recognized the need to differentiate from the competition with higher-level service, properly matched solutions, and community involvement.
Jenny is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She is the Chairwoman of the Worthington Chamber of Commerce as well as the Vice-Chair for the Worthington Resource Pantry. Jenny is a Board Member for the Ohio Banker League where she currently serves as the Government Relations Chair as well as Treasurer on the Executive Committee. She is a Board Member for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Crawford County Concert Series. Jenny is very involved in the Worthington School District as she is currently the Treasurer for the Worthingway PTA, a member of the Treasurer Advisory Committee, a mentor for the Student Mentoring Program and is a past member of the Worthington School’s Master Facility Task Force. Jenny has been recognized as a 2021 SMART 50 Award recipient and a 2019 Worthington Leadership for a Lifetime honoree. Under Jenny’s Leadership FCBank has been recognized as a two-time winner of the Corporate Citizenship Award as well as being named a Vanguard honoree by Columbus Business First. Most recently, FCBank has been named the 2022 Best Community Bank in City Scene’s 2022 Best of the ‘Bus.
She currently resides in Worthington with her husband, Mark, and has three children, Kristen, Graham, and Nate.
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