Mr. Kessler is Owner of the John W. Kessler Company and Chairman of The New Albany Company.
He is a Board Director of Abercrombie & Fitch and Commercial Vehicle Group. He also serves on the Columbus Regional Airport Authority; The John Glenn School of Public Affairs; New Albany Surgical Hospital; a board member of The Columbus Partnership and Columbus Downtown Development Corporation.
Mr. Kessler is past Chairman of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees; past Chairman of Ohio Public Works Commission; past Chairman of United Way of Central Ohio; past Chairman of Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce; past Chairman of Columbus Museum of Art; past Chairman of The Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission and past President of the Columbus School for Girls. He also was on the Board of Directors of JPMorgan Chase & Co., The Limited, Inc. and Cleveland Federal Reserve.
Mr. Kessler was inducted into the Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame, received the Builder of Columbus Award, the Builders Exchange Columbus Award, Columbus Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen, the Gerlach Award, the Columbus Public Schools Hall of Fame Award, and Recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from The Ohio State University.
Mr. Kessler is a graduate of The Ohio State University, College of Business Administration.
Mr. and Mrs. Kessler live in New Albany, Ohio.