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Governor appoints Steve Casciani to Ohio University Board of Trustees

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Steve Casciani, a Columbus-based venture capitalist and energy entrepreneur, to the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Casciani’s term began August 18, 2017; it will end May 13, 2026. He fills the expired term of former OHIO Trustee David A. Wolfort.

Casciani created Border Energy in 2003, which grew to serve as a provider of natural gas and electricity services to more than 80,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan prior to its sale in 2014. He later founded Grace Light Capital to invest in small start-ups in Central Ohio and international social business ventures. 

Casciani currently serves on the Development Board of National Church Residences. Additionally, he is a board member of Messenger International, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he and his family have traveled extensively in Southeast Asia and the Middle East in an effort to support social and faith-based philanthropic efforts nationally and internationally. Casciani has also served on the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

"We are very excited to welcome Steve to the board,” said Ohio University Board of Trustees Chair Janetta King. “We look forward to his expertise and insight as our board works in partnership with President Nellis and University administration to successfully guide this amazing institution into its third century.”

Casciani, a graduate of the University of Michigan, and his wife of 24 years, Lisa, live in Powell, Ohio with their son, Chase.