Our Mission

We are a non-profit organization that enhances the quality of life of the Greater Columbus region and its global network of sister cities through the development and advocacy of engagement and exchange.

Our Vision

Recognition of Greater Columbus as a vibrant international region through dynamic collaborations with it’s global network of Sister Cities.

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International is a 501 c-3 tax-exempt organization designated by the Internal Revenue Service. Our tax identification number is 31-1483891.

Working globally, impacting locally.

10 Sister Cities

62 Years of Involvement

10 Global Leaders Circle Members

18 Global Partners

Jayme Staley

Executive Director

Sameen Dadfar

Program Manager

Columbus Department of Development

Board of Directors

Cathleen Hare

Board Chair

Plante Moran

Bonnie Quist

Immediate Past Chair

Roberta Winch

Vice-Chair, Chair Elect

Columbus State Community College

Jack Beeler

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

Deb Scherer


Columbus 2020

Jayne S. Byrnes

Executive Coach

Dennis Mowrey


Schneider Downs

David Wilson


Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter

James Schimmer

Franklin County Economic

Development and Planning

James E.P. Sisto

Law Office of Robert A. Schuerger, Co., LPA

Kessia Cericola

Cericola LLC

Joyce Steffan

The Ohio State University

Danielle Milam

Franklin International

Laura Tegethoff

360Water and OM360

Rossen Milanov

Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Paul Carringer

Caring Marketing

Matthew Wagner

TS Tech Americas, Inc.

Michael Schadek

Columbus Department of Development

Anthony D. Weis

Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease

Joe Gasbarro

Prime Equipment Group, Inc.

Director Emeritus

Karen Heiser

Director Emeritus

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Vinita Mehra

Director Emeritus 

Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter

Bonnie Milenthal

Director Emeritus 


David Whitaker

Director Emeritus