Dawn Bowers_BSBA'92 MBA Ashland U '92Dawn Bowers, President

BSBA ’95 Accounting major
MBA ’02 Ashland University

Andrew StromanAndrew Stroman, Vice-President

I grew up in Fostoria, OH two hours north of Columbus. I graduated from Ohio State in 2007 with a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering. I also met my wife Mallori while attending Ohio State. I then accepted a position with Boeing and we moved to Seattle after college.  In 2011 we moved to Charleston, SC where I still work as an engineer for Boeing. We love all things Ohio State related and try to attend a football game every year. We were most recently at the National Championship game in 2015! Go Bucks!

Barry ThomasBarry Thomas, Treasurer
Board member since 2009.  I’m originally from south-central Pennsylvania but, to the chagrin of my brothers & sister, I’m always decked out in Scarlet & Gray when I visit.  My passion is raising money to support scholarships for Low-country students to attend The Ohio State University.

Jane Swick
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Jane Swick, At-Large

Jane is also a Past Vice President of the club. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education (’89) and is a Life Member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Becky NidaBecky Nida, Secretary
Becky was born and raised in Columbus, spending many hours on the Ohio State campus exploring Orton Hall, the Ohio Museum, Mirror Lake, etc., from a very young age.  She actually met her husband, Steve, in Ohio Stadium at a time when part of the Psychology Department was housed in the East Stadium and Steve was studying for his PhD. Becky also graduated from Ohio State and most of her family are alumni. After many happy years in Central Ohio, Steve accepted a position at The Citadel and moved the family to the Lowcountry area. Becky found our club as soon as she could and has made friends with many of the club members and enjoys the club’s activities. She feels like she has a little piece of Ohio in the club. 

Tom Manning, At-Large

Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Tom attended The Ohio State University where he majored in Business Administration and played in the Ohio State Marching Band. After graduating summa cum laude in 1974, he obtained his MBA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He remained in North Carolina, working in the banking and finance industries until he moved to the Charleston, South Carolina area in 2015. Tom works for CresCom Bank and is a member of the Rotary Club of St. Andrews. He also serves as an usher at the Charleston Riverdogs and is on the guest services staff at the N. Charleston Coliseum/Performing Arts Center. Tom has a son, Dale, who is a faculty member at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, and a daughter, Lisa, who teaches private violin lessons in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. He is also a proud granddaddy!

Jeff Pascoe, At-Large

Jeff is a 1987 graduate of The Ohio State University.   Since graduation, he had a long career in the aerospace industry primarily in Engineering, and also Information Technology.  He also worked in operations/logistics for a small business, as well as a Managing Director for a small commercial printing company.  Jeff has lived in multiple locations as a child, as well as some time in Stow, Ohio.  Jeff’s “hometown” is Chicago.  Jeff moved to Mount Pleasant in 2010 to continue his career in aerospace.   Jeff is a member of Etiwan Lodge in Mount Pleasant, is also a member of Lowcountry Libations (homebrewing), enjoys travel, and time with his family.

Lou Mello, At-Large

Lou is a 1970 graduate of the Ohio State University and taught high school and coached football and basketball prior to entering the Ocean Transportation Industry. Hometown is Columbus, Ohio and was an accomplished racquetball player in Ohio and California. Moved to Charleston in 1999 to run the Charleston office of OOCL, a major ocean carrier. Lou has been very involved with Rotary and has served as District Governor in 2013-2014 and has served as an Assistant Governor, Foundation Advocate, and District 7770 Paul Harris Society Chair. Lou has also served as Zone 33 PHS Coordinator. Lou has also served as District 7770 Foundation Chair 2014-2017 and District Council on Legislation Representative 2017-2020. Lou will be attending his 12th Rotary International Convention in Hawaii in June 2020.