Curtis, owner of ICSC and True Media Group, is a Community Activist, having come to Columbus in 1991 to do a project for AmeriFlora ’92. Curtis fell in love with the city and it’s been his home ever since. Currently he is the Business at Large Commissioner and Zoning Chair for the Southside Area Commission, and has served on multiple non-profit and profit boards over the years.
Tony is a veteran of the financial services industry with over 15 years of experience. He is currently the Assistant Vice President, Operational Risk Management Specialist at Huntington National Bank. His longevity and diverse background in financial services has awarded him expertise in Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Treasury Management.
Kim is a proven and passionate advocate for LGBTQ Ohioans with a history of experience in leadership of LGBTQ non-profits. She is currently the CEO of KLW Consulting, which helps Executive Directors of non-profts have more time to do the work of their organization. An experienced coalition builder to forward progressive legislation and state policy improvements, Kim previously served as the Deputy Director and former Interim Director of Equality Ohio.
Chad has a diverse background, having worked and consulted for Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurial entities, and startups in media, finance, and technology. Chad currently serves as Director of Business Services for Call Management Resources, a US-based call center and contact management company, but has worked in numerous roles including Associate Publisher of Outlook Ohio Magazine, Director of National Accounts for (614) Media Group, and Director of Client Services for ViaVero at GBQ Partners.
Mimi has joined the Diversity Chamber to create unique and valuable events for the LGBT+ business community. Mimi is a business development professional for Call Management Resources, a US-based custom call center and contact management company, and co-host of the 200 Proof Life podcast, a weekly interview telling extraordinary stories about unstoppable people. A former COO and event planner for a bicycle company, she is excited to bring all of her experience to the table and energize the Central Ohio LGBT+ business community.
Brian Scarpino works as a Home Mortgage Consultant with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in the Arena District. He is an avid proponent of the Union Plus program for families of active and retired union members and also conducts outreach for homeownership in Spanish-speaking communities. Brian has volunteered for many years as a Columbus City Commissioner in the Livingston Avenue area. He also serves on the board of Rickenbacker Woods, whose mission includes preservation of the Eddie Rickenbacker National Historic Landmark, STEM learning programs for youth, and affordable housing. Brian began his career of activism by founding the FreeZone! LGBTIA student group while an undergraduate student at Otterbein. He lives in the Old Oaks Historic District with his husband Kevin Davis.
Andrew Wallace brings stories to life with individuals and businesses through collaborative brand development. He does so in a variety of roles including as CEO of PortoSpire as well as mentoring growing professionals. It is through that art of storytelling that we build the most prolific brands and reinforce the most engaging leaders. A decade in professional theatre and another in large software development continues to build on this idea: we are our stories.