Welcome Executive Director, Christy Farnbauch

Please join us in welcoming our first Executive Director, Christy Farnbauch. 

Christy is a visionary nonprofit executive and small business owner. In July 2017, she joined NAWBO Columbus as the organization’s first executive director.

She is the founder and president of Strategic Links, LLC, working as a consultant and coach with countless nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, and customer experience design. Additionally, she has served as director of innovation and engagement for the Ohio Arts Council and coordinator of business and community partnerships for Hilliard City Schools. She is currently board secretary and speaker coach for TEDxHilliard.

Christy is a graduate of Otterbein University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, making music with the Brass Band of Columbus, reading, and traveling.

Christy can be reached at or at 614-636-2926.