Board Member Spotlight: R. Travis Upton

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center is a nonprofit organization governed by a dedicated Board of Directors. The 17 members that make up our Board are volunteers with a deep passion for CSHC, selflessly offering their time, talent and treasure to advance the mission.

To recognize their commitment to CSHC, we’re shining a spotlight on each of our Board members over the next few months. Our first spotlight features R. Travis Upton.

As the CEO and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of The Joseph Group Capital Management, Upton provides visionary leadership to enhance The Joseph Group’s culture and mission through big ideas and impactful relationships. As the CIO, Upton chairs the firm’s Investment Committee and uses his communication skills to simplify investment concepts.

He and his wife Shannon share three children – Spencer, Karly and Oliver – and have lived in central Ohio for almost 20 years. “I love Columbus and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else,” he says. In fact, Oliver shares his initials (OSU) with the 8-time national championship Buckeye football team.

Upton joined the CSHC Board in late 2019, excited to get to know the organization’s leadership and staff on a more personal level. Although he was faced with a major learning curve as the world began to be experience the effects of a global pandemic, the Board is engaged now more than ever.

Upton shares that “the personal stories behind the impact” are what excites him most about CSHC’s work in the community. He’s always inspired when he sees how people have grown in ways that they might not have without the help of CSHC.

After touring the Center’s new Dublin office, his enthusiasm for the vision for expansion only grew. “Growth toward a purpose is extremely exciting,” says Upton. “Things are being positioned to have CSHC’s next 100 years be just as impactful.”

We thank Upton for his leadership and commitment to the CSHC. To learn more about the CSHC Board of Directors, visit our Leadership & Financials page.