COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has hired Director of Marketing Gregg Dodd to also serve as Director of Development & Affinity. He begins his expanded role within the organization on Monday, Feb. 2, at which time his title will be Director of Marketing & Development.
CML’s current Director of Development & Affinity, Donna Zuiderweg, is leaving the organization to take a position of leadership at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Her last day at CML is Friday, Jan. 30. CML thanks Zuiderweg for 10 years of service that saw tremendous growth for the organization and Foundation.
“Donna’s leadership has positioned the library for continued success as we work to transform our libraries to better meet the needs of our customers,” said CML CEO Patrick Losinski. “We wish her the very best as she embarks on a new journey to make her mark on another of this city’s revered institutions.”
In his new position, Dodd will be responsible for overseeing CML’s multi-tiered fundraising plan to support the library’s strategic objectives, coordinating the library’s volunteer program and serving as liaison to the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation and Friends of the Library.
Dodd has served as CML’s Director of Marketing for two years.
Before joining CML, Dodd spent nearly seven years as the Deputy Director of Communications, Marketing and Events for the Ohio Statehouse and seven years with the Ohio Arts Council serving as their Director of Public Information and Legislative Affairs. He received a BA from the University of Toledo.
Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help Centers, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college readiness and employment resources.
CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal for seven of the eight years the magazine has published its industry ratings.