Ohio School Facilities Commission Director Richard Hickman announced several new staff appointments, including David Chovan as chief financial officer and Jon Walden as Manager of Contracts and Compliance.

Mr. Chovan, of Canal Winchester, has 26 years in public service, including 10 years as business operations administrator for the Department of Administrative Services and six years as fiscal manager for the City of Columbus.

Director Hickman called him “a fiscal expert with extensive experience in public policy – a perfect fit for this agency.”

Mr. Walden has 16 years in combined public and private legal experience, including a position as associate assistant attorney general, and had previously served as OSFC’s senior contracts manager.

Director Hickman said Mr. Walden “will serve as the focal point of OSFC’s continuing commitment to ensuring quality work on the buildings we are building and renovating across Ohio.”

The director also promoted Rob Slagle, senior project administrator, to deputy chief of projects and Keith VanDeusen as a project administrator for the agency.