HDC President in the News

Ohio Business magazine recently published its inaugural Ohio 500 list of most powerful and influential people in Ohio, and HDC’s Charissa Durst is featured on the list for being one of the many women and men who work to make our state great! Read about the full list HERE.

The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosted a forum on August 10 to introduce Rebecca Kemper, the new Executive Director of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation and to talk preservation in Columbus. David Melecca was the host and Charissa Durst and Brad DeHays were the other two panelists. Watch the forum HERE.

Charissa and Rebecca had lunch the following week and Charissa discovered why the church on Fifth Avenue that was repurposed into a vet meant so much to Rebecca: her mother was Dr. Denise Porter who took over after Dr. Christine Apple passed away. Dr. Apple was Bagle the Beagle’s vet for over 10 years!

  Left: Bagle the Beagle in 2003. Right: the veterinary hospital building as it appeared in 2008.