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Christie named to Miami board of trustees

John S. Christie (Miami '72), a Columbus businessman, has been appointed to Miami's board of trustees by Gov. Bob Taft.

“John's background and experience make him an ideal individual to serve on Miami's board,” says President Jim Garland. “He brings both personal knowledge of Miami and an extensive background in business leadership to the board.”

Christie will finish out the term of Jay Henderson, of Chagrin Falls, who resigned after being transferred to Chicago, Ill. Christie's term ends in February 2011.

Henderson will continue to sit on the board as a nonvoting member as a result of being appointed to one of two newly created “national trustee” positions, reserved for out-of-state alumni. The second national trustee role has not yet been filled.

Christie is president and chief financial officer of Worthington Industries, a steel-processing firm and manufacturer of metals-related products that employs more than 8,000 people in 10 countries.

He also has served as president of JMAC Inc., an investment company, and as senior vice president of corporate development for Battelle.

Active in many community organizations, he currently serves as chairman of the Convention Facilities Authority in Columbus and also has been involved as a volunteer with Miami, serving on a regional campaign committee.

Christie earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Miami and a master's in business administration from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

Date Published: 12/02/2004
Volume: 24   Number: 17


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