Ohio Association of Commodores Inducts Johnson as Grand Commodore

COLUMBUS, Ohio – David W. Johnson, CEO of Summitville Tiles Inc. and owner of the Spread Eagle Tavern & Inn, recently was inducted as Grand Commodore of the Ohio Commodores. Johnson succeeds Sam Covelli, owner of Covelli Enterprises.

The Association of Ohio Commodores is a group of men and women appointed by the governor of Ohio. They are nominated and recognized for their business acumen, civic leadership and community engagement.

The late Gov.James A. Rhodes formed the Association of Ohio Commodores in 1966 for the purpose of contributing to “the growth of and development of the state and greater prosperity of its citizens.” The association was incorporated in 1971 as a nonprofit organization. Its members are primarily involved with supporting economic development efforts across Ohio in conjunction with the Office of the governor and lieutenant governor.

A nonpartisan organization, the association is comprised of 500 civic leaders located all 88 counties of Ohio.

Johnson has served on the board of the Association of Ohio Commodores, as regional director for northeast Ohio and most recently as the second in command of the association. He past chairman of the Ohio Manufacturer’s Association; current board member of the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation; vice president of the American Studies Center & Radio America in Washington, DC; and treasurer of the Ohio Republican Party.

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