Jonathan Ramsden has over twenty years' experience in senior executive roles with US public companies in the retail and marketing services industries. Since August 2019, Jonathan has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Big Lots Inc. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch, where he led the development of a new strategic plan and was instrumental in the rapid and highly profitable growth of the company’s e-commerce and international businesses. Prior to joining A&F, Jonathan spent ten years as Chief Financial Officer of TBWA Worldwide, a global marketing services group operating in over 70 countries. Jonathan is a graduate of Oxford University, has served on multiple non-profit boards, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
Obinna (Obi) Moneme
Obinna (Obi) Moneme, MD, is a board certified neurologist with a subspecialty in Clinical Neurophysiology. His clinical interests include neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy and headache. He is also involved in the use of telemedicine to improve access to neurological care.
Dr. Moneme received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Ohio State University, where he completed his fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and his residency in Neurology. While there, Dr. Moneme served as chief resident for the Neurology Department.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Moneme was a professional soccer player for teams including the Columbus Crew, Milwaukee Wave and Cleveland Crunch. Prior to medical school, Dr. Moneme
also completed his Master of Science degree in Molecular Genetics at The Ohio State University.
Brynn is a Senior Partnerships Lead at IDEO.org, a nonprofit design studio that works to develop new solutions, narratives, and collaborative models that promote human dignity, equality, and justice. Brynn builds and stewards relationships with a diverse set of partner organizations tackling emerging development and humanitarian challenges, and supports design teams to deliver innovative and excellent work.
Prior to joining IDEO.org, Brynn worked in global health, most recently as a Global Health Corps fellow with mothers2mothers Malawi, an organization that harnesses the power of mothers to end pediatric AIDS.
Brynn holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies with an emphasis on Global Environment and Health from the University of Michigan.
Assistant Board Chairman
Gary Blumberg is an international sports business lawyer, consultant, and entrepreneur, with over 27 years’ experience. Born South African, he is a dual British and US citizen.
He worked for a leading South African law firm before joining a large commercial partnership in London in 1993. Soon after, he established his own advisory practice, now Blumberg & Co, specialising in sports business with a primary focus on soccer. He has advised and represented players, clubs, federations, promotors, event managers, sponsors and other professional firms. . He was an Associate Lecturer in Sports Law at Kings College, University of London and has spoken, lectured and presented widely on a range of Sports Law, Business, Marketing, and Sports Political topics.
For 20 years, he has advised Lucas Radebe (the first African to captain a team in the English Premier League, Captain of South Africa at its first ever World Cups in 1998 & 2002, and the 2001 FIFA World Fair Play Award winner), a man Nelson Mandela called his “hero”. He has also represented the former US international and Premier League goalkeeper Brad Friedel, one of the most successful US players of all time, and the former Head Coach of MLS Club New England Revolution.
Joe Macklin has been with the organization from the start, having served as a coach in one of its programs. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and a 2015 graduate of the Ohio State University, he is determined to find ways to give back to the city that has given him so much, investing his time and energy in the areas of community cohesion and youth empowerment.
In addition to his work with the Final Third Foundation, Joe is an active volunteer in the Harmony Project, an art and music organization that fosters connection and understanding across Columbus’ socioeconomic divide; is engaged in Big Brothers Big Sisters community-based mentoring program (Ohio’s 2019 Big Brother of the Year); and has been a rider and fundraiser for Pelotonia since 2014.
In his day job at IGS, Joe works to promote a more sustainable energy future through financial analysis, development, and deployment of solar and other renewable projects across the United States. On most Saturdays in the fall and spring, you will be able to find Joe corralling, entertaining, and teaching the next generation of soccer stars as part of Columbus East Soccer Association’s Tiny Tots program. More often than not, he will have a big smile on his face.
Charlie joined the Final Third Foundation Board in 2018 and currently lives in Bexley with his wife, son and two dogs. Charlie is a proud Bexley High School and University of Michigan graduate and has enjoyed playing soccer from a very young age. He shares the Final Third Foundation’s passion for developing the game of soccer and giving back to the community. He currently works as a financial advisor.