Andrew O. Smith

Andrew O. Smith has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2017 and currently serves at the Chair of the Committee on Trustees. He also serves on the board of the OSU Hillel and served formerly on the boards of the JCC and Congregation Beth Tikvah. Outside the Jewish world Andrew is a director of Core Molding Technologies, Inc., a trustee of the Buckeye Institute, and a member of several business associations. Professionally, Andrew is the CEO and a director of Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corporation / OPC Polymers, a diverse chemical manufacturing company that serves industrial and commercial customers throughout North America, and which has called Columbus home for over 100 years. Andrew earned an engineering degree and a finance degree from the University of Pennsylvania, then a JD and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has written a book on manufacturing policy and a second book on personal finance for young people. A native of Bath, Maine, Andrew and his wife, Lavea Brachman, have two adult children and maintain homes in Bexley and downtown Detroit.