JOHN MCCONNELL II – Cohesion Foundation Trustee
John H. McConnell II is the Vice President of Global Business Development for Sustainable Energy Solutions. In this role he manages business relationships and development of growth for Worthington Industries globally. John has served in several capacities across the company, including Corporate Communications, Transformation, Commercial, Sales, and Life Support Technologies.
John spent two years during his career with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, where he focused on marketing outreach and partnership activation. There, he also co-chaired the NHL All-Star Events Committee and was an amateur and professional talent scout. John also worked for U.S. Congresswoman Deborah Pryce as the constituent office coordinator and for Ohio State Senator Kevin Coughlin, including Coughlin’s re-election campaign as a campaign field coordinator.
John has a bachelor’s degree and MBA from The Ohio State University. He is the grandson of the late John H. McConnell, founder of Worthington Industries and the Columbus Blue Jackets. In addition to his role with Cohesion Foundation, John has strong interest in supporting veteran issues and community development, serving on both the National Veterans Memorial and Museum and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Boards.
John’s corporate sales and marketing experience not only in one of the largest businesses in Columbus but also with the Columbus Blue Jacket organization is a gift to the Cohesion Foundation Board.