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Jacob Rutan

Event Operations Coordinator


Jacob supports the Columbus Commons team by coordinating on-site operations of the park’s 200+ annual events. He also assists with grounds and facilities maintenance and communication with clients, contractors, and patrons to ensure events are executed smoothly and successfully.  


Before joining Downtown Columbus, Inc. in 2024, Jacob worked as an Assistant Athletic Academic Counselor for the Ohio State Student-Athlete Support Services Office.  Prior to that role, he was an Event Coordinator/Assistant for the OSU Department of Athletics.  Jacob earned his Bachelor of Science in Sport Industry in 2021 and Master of Science in Kinesiology; Sport Management in 2022, both from Ohio State University.

Downtown Columbus, Inc.

Catalysts for change on mission to continue invigorating our Downtown by literally changing the landscape.