OSDC Appoints Michael Kinninger as New Executive Director

Jul 26, 2018 | News, Newsletter

Ohio Statewide Development Corporation

The Ohio Statewide Development Corporation (OSDC) announced Michael Kinninger has been hired as its new Executive Director. Effective August 31, long-time Executive Director Dianne Allen will retire after 18 years in the role. Kinninger had previously served as a Loan Officer for OSDC.

Prior to working as a Loan Officer for OSDC, Kinninger was employed at Ohio Development Services Agency where he coordinated the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development Program, providing gap financing to business investment projects across the State. Kinninger also currently serves as an appointee by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners on its Tax Incentive Review Councils, providing oversight to hundreds of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) projects across Franklin County. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs (Master of Public Administration) and Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College (Bachelor of Business Administration).

“Michael is a talented professional with an expansive knowledge of Ohio’s economic development resources,” said Jeff Darding, President of the OSDC Board of Directors. “Dianne has been instrumental to OSDC’s success over the last 18 years and we are well-positioned for the future thanks to her guidance. The OSDC Board is eager to enter a new chapter under Michael’s leadership.”

“I am excited to take on this new challenge,” said Kinninger. “Dianne has built a financially sound, well-respected organization with a talented staff. I look forward to building on the strong foundation she created so that even more Ohioans are able to take advantage of affordable financing options to grow their small businesses.”

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The Ohio Economic Development Association’s Annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations throughout Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development.

“The Annual Excellence Awards showcase the best of the best in economic development and gives members of the profession the opportunity to come together and collectively celebrate the success of the economic development profession,” Jennifer Price, OEDA Executive Director, said.

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