2014 Inductees

Ron Geese-Class of 1963
Ron Geese is the past President of Continental Office Environments. Ron has been heavily involved in public service during his life. He served on the Dublin City Council for six years, Dublin’s Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Appeals, and the Dublin Parks and Recreation Board. During his time on Council, he introduced or co-authored many city ordinances. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Columbus State Foundation, the Herman Miller Steering Council, Sky Bank, Ohio Health Foundation, and Junior Achievement. He is a former member of the Dublin City Schools Business Advisory Council. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

Judge Paul Herbert-Class of 1979
Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Paul Herbert was first elected judge in 2003 after serving as the Clerk of Courts for Franklin County Municipal Court for eight years. During his tenure, he has established the “Changing Actions to Change Habits (CATCH) Court.” The program works with at risk women Judge Herbert meets in his court room and helps them find the life skills to change their habits. He has improved the lives of many women who have participated in the program. He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from Capital University Law School.

Dr. James Homon-Class of 1987
Dr. James Homon is a board-certified orthodontist and the founder of KidSMILES, a dental clinic that serves uninsured children who don’t quality for government assistance. Staffed by volunteer dentists, hygienists and dental professionals, the clinic focuses on providing services such as disease removal and prevention. To date, more than 275 members of the dental community have signed up to volunteer at the KidSMILES clinic. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and has a Masters of Science in Orthodontics from the University of Michigan. He is the author of three published works about orthodontics.

Chad Jenkins-Class of 1997
Chad Jenkins has served four tours of duty in Iraq and received three Bronze Stars. The Bronze Star may be awarded for acts of heroism, acts of merit, or meritorious service in a combat zone. He has served as an FBI agent and is the Founder and CEO of Jenkins Group LLC. Chad graduated from West Point and played quarterback on the Army Football team. His life became a portion of a non-fiction book titled “All American.” The book details athletes who have also served the country.

Chinedum Ndukwe-Class of 2003

Chinedum started at safety for the University of Notre Dame for his junior and senior seasons. He played in 46 games with 25 starts and made 157 tackles. He played four years in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders. In 2009, he started the Ndukwe Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people.The organization hosts an annual wellness camp for more than 300 children and has raised more than $100,000 from youth programs. In 2010, the City of Cincinnati proclaimed Feb. 10 to be “Chinedum Ndukwe Day” in recognition of the good work of the foundation.
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