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Board of Directors

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is governed by a Board of Directors composed of nine business and community leaders. As part of the Board’s four-year staggered term, four members are appointed by the Mayor of Columbus with the advice and consent of City Council, four members are appointed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, and one member is appointed by both the Mayor and Franklin County Board of Commissioners.


Board meetings are open to the public. Attendees should check in at our Administrative Offices located on the Baggage Claim level to be directed to a meeting.
Elizabeth Kessler, CRAA Board of Director member

Elizabeth P. Kessler

Board Chair

Appointed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Jones Day: Partner-in-Charge

Elizabeth serves as the current Chair of CRAA’s Board of Directors, Chair of the Business Development & Logistics Committee, and serves on the Human Resources Committee. She has been a Board member since 2014.

Jordan Miller, a CRAA Board of Directors

Jordan A. Miller, Jr.

Vice Chair

Appointed by Mayor, City of Columbus

Adelphi Bank: Chairman & CEO

Fifth Third Bank: President & CEO, retired

Jordan serves as the Vice Chair for CRAA’s Board of Directors, Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee, and serves on the Human Resources Committee. He has been a Board member since 2009. 

Frederic Bertley

Frederic Bertley

Appointed by Mayor, City of Columbus

Center of Science and Industry (COSI): President & CEO

Dr. Bertley serves as a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Air Service & Customer Experience Committee, and serves on the Facilities, Services, & Innovation Committee. He has been a Board member since 2018.

Paul Chodak

Paul Chodak III

Appointed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Eversource Energy: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Paul serves as a member of the Board of Directors, Chairs of the Facilities, Services & Innovation Committee, and serves on the Finance & Audit Committee. He has been a Board member since 2018. 

William Heifner

William R. Heifner

Appointed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Renier Construction: Founder and President

William serves on the CRAA Board of Directors, Business Development & Logistics Committee; Facilities, Services, & Innovation Committee; and the Human Resources Committee. He has been a Board member since 2009.  

Ramon Jones

Ramon Jones

Appointed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Nationwide: Chief Marketing Officer

Ramon serves on the CRAA Board of Directors, Air Service & Customer Experience Committee, and Finance & Audit Committee. He has been a Board member since 2020.
Kenny McDonald, board of director at Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

Kenny McDonald

Appointed by Mayor, City of Columbus

The Columbus Partnership: President & Chief Economic Officer

Kenny serves on the CRAA Board of Directors; Facilities, Service, & Innovation Committee; and Finance & Audit Committee. He has been a Board member since 2020.

Karen Morrison

Karen J. Morrison

Appointed by Mayor, City of Columbus

OhioHealth Foundation: President

OhioHealth Corporation: Senior Vice President of External Affairs

Karen serves on the CRAA Board of Directors, Chair of the Human Resources Committee, and serves on the Business Development & Logistics and Air Service & Customer Experience Committees. She has been a Board member since 2019. 

Corrine Burger headshot.

Corrine Burger

Joint appointee 

JP Morgan Chase & Co.: Managing Director

Corrine serves on the CRAA Board of Directors. She has been a Board member since 2023.