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George Skestos

One of Ohio State's most engaged and dedicated partners, George Skestos has three decades of leadership and philanthropy at the university and in the Central Ohio community. For 25 years, he led the Homewood Corporation, a land development and residential construction company that he founded in 1963. Since his retirement, he has devoted himself to public service.

In the Central Ohio community, Mr. Skestos has served on several boards, including Huntington Bancshares, Central Benefits, and the Midland Life Insurance Company. He has also held appointments with the Ohio Housing Commission, the Ohio Water Development Authority, and the Central Ohio Regional Airport Authority.

His commitment to The Ohio State University includes volunteer leadership at the highest level, personal engagement as a university ambassador, and generous philanthropic support. Mr. Skestos served on The Ohio State University Board of Trustees from 1991-2002, which included one year as chair. During that time, he guided campus building projects, including the historic Ohio Stadium renovation and the construction of the Jerome Schottenstein Center. He currently serves on the boards of University Hospital, University Hospital East, and the Wexner Medical Center.

The benevolent support of Mr. Skestos and his wife, Tina, reaches every corner of the University, from athletics to the Wexner Center for the Arts to the College of Veterinary Medicine to the Ross Heart Hospital. They have also funded and named three medical chairs—the Hagop S. Mekhjian M.D., Medical Ethics and Professionalism Fund, the Julius Skestos and Diana Skestos Chair in Urology, and the Justine Skestos Chair in Minimally Invasive Neurological Spinal Surgery.

Along with his wife, George founded both the IHS Foundation, of which he is currently president and trustee, and the Salem Lutheran Foundation, which he serves as trustee. In June 2012, he was named a trustee of the New College of Florida.

George earned his bachelor's, M.B.A., and law degree from the University of Michigan.