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The Columbus Foundation Announces the 2017 Governing Committee

Katie Wolfe Lloyd appointed to the Governing Committee; Matthew D. Walter named Chairman of the Committee

Columbus, OH (December 20, 2016)—On December 14, The Columbus Foundation announced the appointment of officers and members to serve on its Governing Committee in 2017. The announcement was made at the Committee’s board meeting.

The Columbus Foundation is led by a nine-member Governing Committee of volunteers who provide stewardship for the Foundation and its charitable activities.

Appointed to serve a seven-year term is Katie Wolfe Lloyd. Since 1997, Wolfe Lloyd has served as Vice President of The Dispatch Printing Company. Her civic and philanthropic affiliations include The Center for Family Safety and Healing, Experience Columbus, and CHOICES Advisory Board. Wolfe Lloyd attended the Columbus School for Girls and received a bachelor’s degree from Miami University.

Pictured (from L-R): Matthew D. Walter, Katie Wolfe Lloyd, Barbara J. Siemer, Douglas F. Kridler, C. Robert Kidder.

Matthew D. Walter was named Chairman of the Governing Committee, following C. Robert Kidder who served in this role for the past two years. Walter has been a Committee member since 2011 and served as Vice Chairman from 2015-2016. Nancy Kramer, who has served on the Committee since 2014, was elected Vice Chairman. 

In addition to the appointment of the officers, the following Governing Committee members are continuing to serve in 2017: David P. Blom, Joseph A. Chlapaty, Michael P. Glimcher, Lisa A. Hinson, C. Robert Kidder, and Dwight E. Smith.

Finishing her term on the Committee is Barbara J. Siemer, who completed seven years of service at the end of 2016.


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December 20, 2016