Monday, December 14, 2009

Children's CEO named chairman of TechColumbus board

Business First of Columbus - by Kevin Kemper

The chief of Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been chosen to head the board of the region’s technology business incubator.
Children’s CEO Steve Allen was voted in as chairman of the 15-member TechColumbus board Friday. He succeeds Jay Jordan, chief executive of OCLC Inc. in Dublin, said Ted Ford, the organization’s president and CEO.
Jordan was the technology organization’s original board chairman when it was created in 2005. He remains a board member.
“Jay Jordan provided outstanding leadership in our formative years,” Ford said.
Allen, 57, has been a TechColumbus board member since 2008. The board elected him to a one-year term that could be extended annually for up to three years.
Ford noted that Children’s Hospital has been a TechColumbus supporter for several years.
TechColumbus also added two new members to the board Friday:
• Bob Irwin, CEO of Sterling Commerce Inc., the e-commerce division of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T); and
• Ray Shealy, an entrepreneur and former CEO of HTP Inc., which McKesson Corp.’s (NYSE:MCK) RelayHealth subsidiary acquired last year.


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