Board Members

Jim is a co-founder and current President of Operation Buckeye.  He grew up in Clintonville and attended North High and then graduated from The Ohio State University.  Jim has been recognized for his work sending boxes to the troops and has received the Jefferson Award from the Columbus Dispatch and the Alumni Citizenship Award from The Ohio State University Alumni Association.  He is a past President of The Kidney Foundation of Central Ohio and the Old North High Men’s Club and is in the Old North High Hall of Fame.   He also serves on several advisory committees at OSU.

Tom Campbell is an IT Director with NiSource.  He has over 30 years of experience with technology with Fortune 500 companies including Dupont and Computer Sciences Corporation.  Tom attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he attained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Statistics.  Tom is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and now resides in Dublin, Ohio.

Elaine Leach is a Compliance Manager with Pentegra. She has over 20 years of experience with qualified employee benefit plans which include consulting, plan design, and administration. Elaine attained her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Miami University and her Masters of Business Administration from Ashland University. She is a member of ASPPA, and also sits on the board of the users group for pension software.

Alan is a partner at the Columbus law firm Carlile Patchen & Murphy.  He works with closely-held and family businesses of all types, on both business and personal matters.  Alan is actively involved with numerous community, charitable and professional organizations.

Advisors

Mark served in both the Ohio Air National Guard and United States Air Force. He is veteran of the Operation Desert Shield / Storm as well as supporting combat operations in Somalia and Bosnia during the 1990’s.  He has been with Operation Buckeye since December 2009 and handles both shipping of boxes as well as the organization’s information technology needs.