Our Board

Ohio Excels’ board is comprised of some of the state’s most prominent business leaders who share a passion for the transformational power of education.

Baiju R. Shah, President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership

Baiju R. Shah

Chairman, Ohio Excels

President and CEO,

Greater Cleveland Partnership

Theodore Adams, Chairman Grant Street Partners

Theodore Adams

Of Counsel

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Beverly Beery, Owner, Beery Insurance Services

Beverly Beery


Beery Insurance Services

Gary Z. Lindgren, President, Cincinnati Business Committee

Gary Z. Lindgren


Cincinnati Business Committee

Mary Beth Martin, Executive Director, The Farmer Family Foundation

Mary Beth Martin

Executive Director

The Farmer Family Foundation

Kenny McDonald, President and CEO, Columbus Partnership

Kenny McDonald

President and CEO

Columbus Partnership

Tim Miller, Owner Insurance Service Agency Inc.

Tim Miller


Insurance Service Agency, Inc.

Fabian T. Padamadan, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase

Fabian T. Padamadan

Executive Director

JPMorgan Chase

Daniel S. Peters, President, Lovett & Ruth Peters Foundation

Daniel S. Peters


Lovett & Ruth Peters Foundation

Pat Tiberi, Chair-Elect, President and CEO, Ohio Business Roundtable

Pat Tiberi

President & CEO

Ohio Business Roundtable

Margie Wright-McGowan, Senior Vice President, People and Culture, Chief Human Resources Officer Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Margie Wright-McGowan

SVP, People and Culture and CHRO

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Meet the Ohio Excels’ team and learn how their expertise helps further our mission and vision.