Meet the Board Members


Heather Dean, Immediate Past President 

A born and bred Buckeye, Heather graduated from OSU with a BA in Psychology. Before relocating to Charlotte in 2010, she was actively involved with the OSU Alumni Club of Richland County, Ohio. Heather served 8 consecutive terms as the Charlotte Buckeyes' Club President from March 2012- March 2020. She enjoys traveling, yoga, sand volleyball, and all things OSU. Her view of sports can be summed up in two words: GO BUCKS!!

Chuck Elgin, President

Chuck is a 1978 Ohio State graduate with a Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  Chuck Grew up in Columbus and attended Ohio State where he met his future wife Sharon at the Ohio State Industrial and Systeme Engineering Department.  Chuck and Sharon are both Industrial and Systems Engineering graduates and they have been happily married for 40+ years!   Chuck is retired and lives in Crossville, TN  with his wife Sharon. Chuck is active with the Knights of Columbus.


Betsy Schaaf, Vice President
Betsy and her late husband, Glen, are both Ohio State graduates. They lived in Cincinnati for many years, before moving to Charlotte in June of 2005. Betsy currently works part time at CPCC Central Campus, where she teaches reading and math to adults in the Foundational Learning program. Betsy has two children; her daughter, Lauren, is a graduate of Queens University of Charlotte and her son, David, is a graduate of NC State. 
Ian Kinney, Treasurer

Ian received his MBA from Ohio State University in 1992. He currently works at Bank of America in finance and project management. Before moving to Charlotte in 2015, Ian and his wife, Christine, lived in Columbus for more than 30 years. They are avid hikers and spend many non-football Saturdays exploring the mountains in North Carolina. They have two sons; their oldest is graduate of Purdue University, and their youngest graduated from OSU with a degree in Microbiology in 2020.

Kelly Hartlage, Secretary and Scholarship Chairperson
Kelly is a 1985 graduate of Ohio State with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She has lived in Charlotte area since 1999 and is currently employed by General Motors. In addition to being a huge Buckeye fan, Kelly enjoys supporting the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. She enjoys scrapbooking and reading in her free time. Her husband, Jeff, owns NetMetrics, which is a local digital marketing self-owned business.    Kelly has two children; her son, Greg is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte and currently working in Sports Communications for Presbyterian College in Clinton SC and her daughter, Jill, is a graduate of CPCC and currently using her culinary skills at Barrington’s Restaurant in Charlotte.
Sierra Heaton, Special Events/ Community Service Chairperson
Sierra graduated from OSU in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She has lived in south Charlotte since and currently works for the City of Charlotte in the Aviation Department as an Engineering Project Coordinator at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. She enjoys traveling, Orangetheory, golf, softball, hiking, snowboarding, lifting weights and spending time with friends.

Amy Twary, Social Media Chairperson

Amy graduated from Ohio State in 1987 with a B.S. degree and moved to Charlotte in 1991. She currently lives in Monroe and is a self-employed life and health insurance agent.  Amy loves to travel, enjoys photography, hiking, and the beach. Amy also supports several local animal rescue groups. She is passionate about all things Buckeye related and loves being able to share the Buckeye spirit in Charlotte with others on the social media platforms.

Game Day Captains: Protagonist Beer - 
Game Day Captaiins: BlackFinn Ballantyne- 
Game Day Captains: H2 Public House (Cornelius)- Mike Vordenberg
Student Representative- Carter Buck

Anna Talarico, Past Student Representative
Erika Ulrich, Past Student Representative
Anne Hohler, Past Student Representative