Capital University has named Daniel Creekmur, vice president for regulatory affairs at Columbia Gas of Ohio, and W. Curtis Stitt, president and chief executive officer of Central Ohio Transit Authority, to its Board of Trustees. They will begin serving their four-year terms this month.
Since 2011, Creekmur has led Columbia Gas of Ohio’s regulatory initiatives and strategy, economic development, local government policy and strategic initiatives functions, and its energy assistance and efficiency programs. He previously served as the company’s director of strategic affairs, with responsibility for planning and executing Columbia’s regulatory strategy, including leading negotiations and maintaining stakeholder relationships.
Creekmur began his career with Columbia Gas of Ohio in 2007 as an attorney, handling matters before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Public Service Commission of Kentucky. Prior to that, he served as an attorney with The Union Central Life Insurance Company of Cincinnati.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Miami University and a law degree from Capital. Active in service and professional organizations, Creekmur serves as executive vice president on the board of directors for Amethyst, boards for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Gas Association, and on the campaign cabinet for United Way of Central Ohio. He is a member of the American, Ohio and Kentucky bar associations and a resident of Powell, Ohio.
Having served as president and CEO of COTA since February 2012, Curtis Stitt leads Central Ohio’s mass transit provider, oversees all operations and develops and implements plans to serve its customers, employees and taxpayers. Prior to becoming CEO, Stitt was senior vice president and chief operating officer. He also served as COTA's legal counsel for 12 years, six of which he was general counsel and vice president for legal and government affairs.
Before his career at COTA, Stitt led various legal and administrative functions in financial-institution regulation in the state of Ohio. Positions included superintendent of Ohio’s Division of Financial Institutions, superintendent of the Ohio Division of Credit Unions and legal counsel to the Division of Banks and Division of Credit Unions.
He holds a Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kent State University. He is licensed to practice in Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and he’s a member of Ohio and Columbus bar associations. Active in service, Stitt sits on the Board of Directors for Experience Columbus and is active in Council for Ethical Leadership at Capital University and the Gloria Friend Christian Academy. Stitt resides in Pickerington, Ohio.
Located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. With a focus on rigor and experiential learning, the University capitalizes on its size, location, and heritage to develop the whole person, both inside and outside the classroom.