Jeff Ritter, President Emeritus

Jeff graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Jeff was one of three founding members of Bike Buckeye Lake, establishing the organization in July of 2015 and currently serves as President Emeritus. After 15 years in Logistics Management, Jeff changed careers in 1996 and has built a successful career as a Wealth Advisor for Thrivent Financial. Along with his financial industry accomplishments, his prize designation is that of being a Certified Kingdom Advisor. Jeff is a national sales and quality award winner for Thrivent and was inducted into the Thrivent Financial Hall of Fame in April of 2018. Jeff has accomplished a Trans-Continental bicycle ride, traveling from Reedsport, OR to Williamsburg, VA in celebration of the U.S. Bi-Centennial. He has ridden in many organized bike rides including, RAGBRAI, TOSRV, TOMRV to name a few. Jeff is a member of Adventure Cycling, a national organization promoting bicycle travel and Rails-to-Trails. He lives with his wife, Cindy, of 40 years on Buckeye Lake. They have two grown children, Sara (Phil) who live in Colorado Springs, Adam (Jessie) with children Gracyn and Kamryn who live in Gahanna.