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Mission Statement

At Westerville Crew we promote the sport of rowing in the community and beyond by fostering teamwork, discipline, and a lifelong love of rowing.

Team Governance

Westerville Crew's governance structure includes active engagement of both the coaches and a board. The combination of these two groups, in addition to our partner organizations, fulfills the leadership needs of the organizations rowing out of Hoover Reservoir. We continually look inwards at our organization to ensure our structure aligns with our current team goals as well as the future needs of our athletes to ensure the best possible rowing experience.

President, Jeff Lattimer

Jeff is a business owner, an avid downhill skier, and a proud father of one boy currently enrolled on the Westerville Crew Men’s Team. As a Triathlete, Divemaster, Novice Master’s Rower and former Ski Instructor; Jeff brings with him a passion for outdoor and endurance sports. His past leadership experience with kids includes time as a Scout Leader and as a HS/MS Teacher of Technical Theater. He also brings medical experience as a former EMT, Rescue Diver, and Search and Recovery Diver. He studied Systems Engineering at Lehigh University. Prior to launching his business, he served as a leader in Marketing Operations across several small and Fortune-50 Companies.


Vice President, Jennifer Fleishman

Jen is passionate about all things rowing. She began competitive rowing her freshman year at The Ohio State University. She returned to the sport in 2021 when her son, Cooper, began rowing for Westerville Crew. Jen proudly shares how transformational rowing has been for Cooper who is currently a senior on the Varsity Men’s team and has been accepted to attend and row at Rochester Institute of Technology in Fall 2024. Jen’s greatest hope is that Westerville Crew continues to grow and offer the beauty and benefits of rowing to more youth and adults. When traveling, Jen always enjoys connecting with the local clubs in order to experience new waterways and crews. Jen is a masters rower and currently rowing competitively with both Westerville Crew Masters and Endeavor Racing Alliance.


Melissa Kappes, Secretary

Melissa rowed on The Ohio State University club team as an undergraduate and has recently started rowing again with the Master’s team.  Following her two children’s interests, Melissa has been a Girl Scout Troop leader, Scouting parent volunteer and dance mom extraordinaire.  However, her kids’ love of rowing has made the biggest impact on her family with her son rowing for the Men’s team and her daughter as a coxswain for the Men’s team.  On regatta days, look for her at the docks, where she often serves as Control Commission Chair.  


Bruce Binnig, Treasurer

Bruce began his time with Westerville Crew over ten years ago as the parent of an eighth-grade men’s rower.  Since thet very first regatta, Bruce has been an ardent volunteer for the team; coordinating away regatta logistics, helping home regatta set-up, tear-down, timing, course installation and removal, and many other tasks eventually becoming a Regatta Director with his wife, Betsy, and also a member of the board.  While on the board, Bruce has served as the chair and is the current treasurer.  In addition to those roles, Bruce also coaches for the masters team and is a licensed USRowing assistant referee.  Outside rowing, Bruce has coached youth soccer, been the treasurer for a Scout Troop, and held board and committee positions with his church, including the Abuse Prevention Committee, the Stewardship Committee (church giving), and the Board of Trustees (church budgeting, finance, and contracts).  While working as an actuary, Bruce also served on the inaugural Office of the CFO’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.


Jeff Kilma, Member-at-Large

Jeff is an Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase and has 34 years of investment and management experience.  He is the parent of two female rowers (2018 through 2020) and has 9 years of support and involvement with the Westerville Rowing program 5 of those 9 years spent as an active board member. Through his financial talents, Jeff was able to secure $65,000 in grants to assist and support the infrastructure for the Midwest Summer Sprints, otherwise known as the "Dillon Regatta”.  His primary focus is supporting regattas, in particular, as co-chair for the Midwest Summer Sprints. For the last 7 years Jeff has been an active WRC Masters (adult) rower, volunteer; and site, equipment and recruitment programs supporter. In his early coaching career he coached 4 years of youth/women's volleyball and uses that experience as a pitch in coach for U14. Rounding out his commitment and passion for volunteering, Jeff, along with his wife, lends a hand of support to various Girls Scouts programs.

Victor Rosenberg, Member-at-Large

Victor is a Process Improvement Consultant, currently working for one of the largest financial institutions in the country.  In his role he supports Small Business Lending which includes lending to nonprofits.  He is a member of the WRC Masters team and has been involved with supporting multiple activities associated with the club, helping with regattas, learn to row, fundraising activities, and with chaperoning the women’s world record event.  He rowed in college at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Todd Paciorek, Member-at-Large

Todd is new to rowing and is rapidly assimilating knowledge of the sport and its requirements in his support for his daughter who is a Varsity rower on the Women’s team. Through a non-linear career path, he started as an industrial engineer in the rubber and plastics industry and transitioned to IT management with MCSE certification. Then there was a career shift to finish his BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters in English. He’s taught English / Composition / Technical Writing at the College and University level for over 20 years. He brings a strong mechanical background with a focus on maintenance and repair of equipment. 

Key Contacts

Alumni Apparel & Uniforms Dues & Finances
Angela Seger Caitlin Kelley Bruce Bining
Food Tent Fundraising & Grants Governance & Miscellaneous
Christy Bass & Cindy Stucky Jeff Lattimer Jeff Lattimer
Hotel & Travel Parent Engagement Regattas (hosted by WRC)
Natalie Felty & Ann Walston Angela Seger Betsy & Bruce Bining
Social Media Sponsorships Webmaster
Caitlin Kelley, Jody Hewitt Open Caitlin Kelley