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Rita Mansour

Governor DeWine Appoints Rita Mansour of Toledo to OAC Board

Governor Mike DeWine has appointed Rita Mansour of Toledo to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board for a term expiring July 1, 2024.

Ms. Mansour is the senior managing director of Mansour Wealth Management. Named by Barron’s Investment News Magazine as one of the Top 100 Female Advisors in the United States, she advises clients in the U.S. and around the world. She has been consistently recognized as a member of the Forbes/Shook Best in State Wealth Advisor Ranking, which ranks the top advisors in America and gives awards to advisors based on assets under management, ethical and moral standards, and client satisfaction.

She has received many awards, including her alma mater Notre Dame Academy’s Hall of Fame Award, Toledo’s 20 Under 40 Award, and Arab American of the Year. She also was named Outstanding Alumni of the Year of the University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation and received the prestigious YWCA Milestone Award for Business. Recently, she  received the Jefferson Award for public service. 

A Toledo native, Ms. Mansour earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Toledo, where she developed and maintained a successful promotional products company. The company’s success, largely due to her marketing and business acumen, led the University of Toledo’s College of Business to ultimately award her the Edwin R. Hodge Memorial Entrepreneurship Award as a student in college.

Ms. Mansour passionately believes that giving back to her community is an important responsibility. She is actively involved in many civic and philanthropic organizations and serves as a board member of the Toledo Museum of Art, Lourdes University, and the Advisory Council of the Sisters of Notre Dame. She is also on the grants committee of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation; currently serves as the co-chair of Momentum Toledo; and is an honorary board member of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. 

“We are so pleased to welcome Rita to the Ohio Arts Council board,” said OAC Executive Director Donna S. Collins. “Her financial expertise, strong community engagement, and natural sense of philanthropy will be a great asset on our board as we invest public funding for the arts in all of Ohio’s 88 counties.”

All appointments remain subject to the advice and consent of the Ohio Senate.

The OAC Board is composed of 15 voting members appointed by the governor, and four non-voting members—two each from the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives. The Council Board is responsible for final approval of funding requests. The Board meets four times during a calendar year and all meetings are open to the public.

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at


Article by Justin Nigro, Operations and Public Affairs Director

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