August 1, 2017

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International President Advances Economic Development Through Association of Ohio Commodores


Tim Sword
Greater Columbus Sister Cities International
Phone: 614-563-1932

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International President Advances Economic Development Through Association of Ohio Commodores

Tim SwordCOLUMBUS, Ohio (July 25, 2017) – The Ohio Commodores recently honored the Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) President Tim Sword by accepting him into membership of the organization focused on economic development in the State of Ohio. Sword joins GCSCI board members Jaime Sisto and Deb Scherer in the ranks of this prestigious association of economic development leaders appointed by the Governor of Ohio.

Sword noted that “The Association of Ohio Commodores has a history of championing economic development by having members act as economic ambassadors. The organization’s first trade mission was one to Japan, so I hope to be able to build on that legacy through my leadership in GCSCI, as well as through the existing Commodores we have in GCSCI’s ranks.”

Sword looks to bring Ohio’s growing group of sister city organizations closer together through his involvement with over 200 of Ohio’s hardest-working economic minds. “Building bridges between the Commodores’ network of professionals committed to economic development and our network of sister city associations will create opportunities for growth throughout the state and abroad.”

About the Association of Ohio Commodores:

The Association of Ohio Commodores was founded by Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes in 1966. Membership recognizes contributions to economic development in members’ communities and state. Membership is only possible through appointment by Ohio’s Governor, and is considered Ohio’s “most distinguished honor.” The Association currently boasts diverse and dedicated membership of over 200 men and women. For more information, visit:

About Greater Columbus Sister Cities International:

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which serves to provide leadership in developing exchange programs and fostering relationships with the Columbus Region’s 10 sister cities in the areas of economic development, education, cultural enrichment and the environment. These relationships allow GCSCI to promote the benefits of international connections to our communities and to put a spotlight on Columbus’s role in the community and the world. For more information, visit:

Columbus’ 10 sister cities are Accra, Ghana; Ahmedabad, India; Curitiba, Brazil; Dresden, Germany; Hefei, China; Herzliya, Israel; Genoa, Italy; Odense, Denmark; Seville, Spain; Tainan City, Taiwan.