The Sunbury Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce is growing in activity, in size, and in influence. We are a team of business, professional, and community people working hard to improve the business climate in the Big Walnut community!
The Chamber is excited to present Kenny McDonald, President and CEO of One Columbus, as our featured speaker.
Kenny will be presenting an economic development overview of Central OH, comparing us to similar regions across the United States. Kenny will also highlight why Central OH is considered one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S., while identifying metrics that need to improve to be a more prosperous region in a global economy.
Kenny McDonald, CEcD, joined the One Columbus (formerly Columbus 2020) team in July 2010. As president and chief economic officer, Kenny serves as the primary leader of all economic development and business attraction efforts for the 11-county Columbus Region.
Kenny has an extensive background in site selection, regional economic development, community marketing, business recruitment and international business development. Most recently, he served as executive vice president at the Charlotte Regional Partnership. He has also held positions at the Albuquerque Economic Development Corporation, Fluor Daniels Global Locations Strategies and Savannah Economic Development Authority. Kenny graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Dickinson State University and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia Southern University. Kenny serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). He also serves on the boards of the Columbus Collaboratory, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Experience Columbus, SciTech, and Transportation Research Center.