An Ohio State University graduate with a background in government affairs is the new executive director of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio.

Jonathan Melchi succeeds Jim Hilz, who left the trade organization in June for a position at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). He had led the association for more than 13 years.

“As we continued through the search process, Jonathan stood out with his passion, ideas and knowledge of the building industry and the Central Ohio community,” Bob…