Board of Trustees

Board Members

The Granville Recreation District Board of Trustees is a five member board. Each member serves a 3-year term. The board includes 3 appointed members and 2 at-large members. Agencies that appoint members include Granville Village, Granville Exempted School District and Granville Township.

Hugh Masterson, Vice Chairperson
Appointed in April 2013 by the Granville Township Trustees, Hugh serves on the Governance and Youth Sports Committees.  Hugh has spent countless hours volunteering as a coach and part of the ballpark grounds crew staff for the GRD.  Hugh is an attorney and is President of Master Controls, a manufacturers’ representative firm serving the natural gas industry.  Hugh and his wife Carrie have 2 children.


John Klaus, Chairperson
Appointed an At-Large trustee in April of 2013. John is currently the board’s Chairperson.  John is the Supervisor of Recruiting for a privately held manufacturing company named Ariel Corporation in Mount Vernon. Prior to entering the private sector, John spent 17 years in public sports administration. John and his wife, Karen, have 3 children. 


Katie Richards, Trustee
Katie was born and raised in Clintonville, in Columbus, Ohio, graduated from Bishop Watterson High School, met her husband, Ken, at Walsh University.  Twenty-five years ago she landed in Granville, Ohio, where she and her husband raised their two children, Sarah and Max. She is entering her 22nd year as a local full-time real estate agent and acts of a member of The Kendle Team with Remax Town Center. It is not unusual to find her out for a walk or on the tennis courts in Granville.  


Brain Costa, Trustee
Appointed in March 2018 by the Granville Exempted School District, Brian currently sits on the Facilities and Youth Sports committees. Brian has been an active GRD volunteer, coaching soccer, t-ball/baseball, basketball, football, and lacrosse for nearly a decade. He works in law enforcement as both a Special Agent for the State of Ohio and as a Sergeant for the Granville Police Dept. He and his wife Erin, have 6 children.



John Kronk, Trustee
Appointed in August 2018 as an At-Large Trustee, John currently sits on the Facilities and Marketing/Branding committees. Since moving to Granville in 2012, John has been involved with the GRD in multiple roles. He has coached numerous GRD sports including soccer, basketball, baseball and lacrosse. In addition, John also served on the new Wildwood Playground steering committee. He led the effort to recruit volunteers and build the new donor-sponsored walkway. John is an Area Manager for a small pharmaceutical company in Columbus. John and his wife, Anne, have 2 children.