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About the CVB

The Gahanna Ohio Convention & Visitors Bureau ("Visit Gahanna") is a 501(c) (6) non-profit organization funded by a local hotel tax and partner support whose mission is to promote Gahanna as a vibrant destination by connecting the people and places of our community, which contributes to economic prosperity. Visit Gahanna presents signature events including the annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival (June) and the Holiday Lights Celebration (November-December). Additionally, Visit Gahanna operates and manages the Ohio Herb Center (110 Mill St. Gahanna, OH).

Meet Our Team

Gahana Convention & Visitor's Bureau Lori Kappes - Executive Director
Lori Kappes
Executive Director
Gahana Convention & Visitor's Bureau Jarod White - Marketing & Communications Manager
Jarod White
Marketing & Communications Manager
Gahana Convention & Visitor's Bureau Catherine Eichel - Community Development & Event Manager
Catherine Eichel
Community Development & Event Manager

Board of Directors

Jody Brown-Spivey

Expressions Floral Design Studio

Kristen L. Fox, Esq

Vice President
Fox & Fox Law Co. LPA

Megan Stephens

CTA, Secretary
Director of Sales and Marketing, Davidson Hospitality

Tyler Abrams

Sales Leadership Development Manager, Cardinal Health

Theresa Emch

Realtor, Keller Williams

Kadie Guth

Dual Director of Sales, SpringHill Suites/TownePlace Suites Airport Gahanna

Bob Lee

Director of Communications and Marketing, Columbus Academy

Jebel Jones

Owner and Photographer, Jenius Photography

Kaylee Padova

Council Member, City of Gahanna

Wil Schulze

Owner, Edison Brewing Co.

Jennifer Hackman

Economic Development Administrator, City of Gahanna