CEO, Jordan Hospitality Group
About: Jordan has been with Jordan Hospitality Group since 2015 where he oversees the holding company for his family’s restaurant businesses, including the upscale Hen Quarter in Dublin. He has a bachelor’s degree in communication from Eastern Illinois University. Jordan and his wife, Dawn, have four daughters and live in New Albany.
Columbus needs to see less domination of a particular person or industry giants and provide more opportunities for independents to break through and enrich our lives and our community.
Outside of work: Jordan serves on the Alliance Board and the Governmental Affairs Board for the Ohio Restaurant Association. He also participates in a mentorship program at his alma mater, Westerville Central High School. Each year he selects one or two student athletes to participate in an externship with him. His goal is to show athletes that there is more to life than simply the sport they play. In conjunction with this mentorship program, Jordan awards a Jordan Family Scholarship each year. Through Hen Quarter, he has donated meals to healthcare workers during Covid-19.
What does Columbus need to thrive? Columbus needs more diversity in every sector possible. Columbus also needs someone that is going to look at this current downturn as an opportunity. We need leaders who will be at the forefront of a lot of controversial causes and hot button topics. As a community, I hope we utilize the opportunity in front of us to take a broader approach and be much more inclusive. Columbus needs to see less domination of a particular person or industry giants and provide more opportunities for independents to break through and enrich our lives and our community.
Jordan’s idea: I would love to try to create a task force with (U.S. Rep.) Joyce Beatty and other community leaders to really try to bring together an opportunity for us to capitalize on some of these Black-owned businesses that don’t have the same advantages as other businesses when it comes to loan and investment options.