Leadership & Board of Directors

john h mcconnell II

director since 2023

John H. McConnell II

Principal Committee: Executive Committee


John H. McConnell II is chairman of JMAC, Inc., the McConnell family’s private holding company.

McConnell joined Worthington Industries in 2000 and served in several capacities across the company, including corporate communications, transformation and commercial roles. As a transformation analyst, he helped drive continuous improvement efforts across the Worthington Steel Processing business. McConnell left Worthington in 2012 to join the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he focused on marketing, partnership activation and talent scouting, and co-chaired the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Events Committee. McConnell also worked for U.S. Congresswoman Deborah Pryce as a constituent office coordinator and for Ohio Senator Kevin Coughlin, including Coughlin’s re-election campaign as a campaign field coordinator.  

McConnell returned to Worthington in 2014 as product manager of life support technology with commercial responsibility for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) cylinders used in military and aerospace applications, as well as by firefighters and first responders. In 2019, he earned a promotion to business director of North American High Pressure Vessels, which included Type III cylinders for the automotive and aerospace markets. From 2021 – 2023, McConnell served as vice president of global business development, where he led the global sales strategy for the company’s Sustainable Energy Solutions business unit.

McConnell is the grandson of the late John H. McConnell, founder of Worthington Industries and the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has a strong interest in supporting veteran issues and community development, serving on the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Cohesion Foundation boards.  He has a bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus, Ohio.