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Dean's Advisory Council: Christopher M. Connor

Christopher M. Connor is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Sherwin-Williams Company, a $8 billion global leader in the paint and coatings industry. Mr. Connor was elected Chief Executive Officer by the company’s Board of Directors in 1999, and added the title of Chairman in 2000. Mr. Connor began his employment with The Sherwin-Williams Company in 1983.

In addition to serving on the Dean's Advisory Committee of the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, Mr. Connor serves on the Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company and Eaton Corporation.  His many civic and community board engagements include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Cleveland Commission on Economic Partnership and Inclusion, United Way Services of Greater Cleveland, and the Playhouse Square Foundation.  He also serves on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Coatings Association.  He is the past Chairman of the Board for Keep American Beautiful, University Hospitals Health System and Walsh Jesuit High School.

Mr. Connor is a 1978 graduate of The Ohio State University. He and his wife, Sara, have three children.