UF Board of Trustees Members

C. Richard Beckett
Chair

Occupation:  Veterinarian/Retired President/Owner, Animal Care Centers of America


Education:  Ohio State University, D.V.M., 1960

Professional Experience:  Veterinarian since 1960; founded Animal Care Centers of America in 1990; founded Findlay Animal Care Clinic in 1964

Church Affiliation:  St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Findlay, OH

Community Organizations:  Past President, Community Development Foundation; Founding Member, Humane Society; Past President, Findlay Rotary; and Past President, Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce

Honors:  Honorary Doctorate, The University of Findlay, 1996

Family:  Wife – Linda; children – Todd, Kelli, Jill, and Matt

Hobbies:  Golf, tennis, all sports, and music appreciation

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A.R. Charnes ’66
Vice Chair

 

Occupation:  Retired Vice President of Marketing for Getty Petroleum Marketing, Inc., SIFE Board Member at Erskine College, President of Savannah Lakes Village Property Owners Association

Education:  Findlay College, B.S., Business, 1966; Dartmouth-Tuck Business School, Executive Management

Professional Experience:  Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc., 2008-2011, Vice President of Marketing; Getty Petroleum Corporation, 1998-2011, New England Regional Manager, Northern Division Manager, General Manager of Marketing, Vice President of Marketing

Church Affiliation:  Catholic

Community Organizations:  Member, The University of Findlay Alumni Association, member, Varsity “F” Alumni; board member and advisor, Erskine College Students in Free Enterprise team

Family:  Wife – Mary Ann; children – Renee Dubber and Amy Davis

Hobbies:  golf and fishing

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Katherine Rowe Fell
Member by virtue of office without vote.

President, The University of Findlay

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James M. Appold

Occupation:  President, WK Solar Group

Education:  The University of Toledo, M.B.A., 1997 and M.S. Industrial Engineering, 1978; Graduate of the General Motor Institute in Flint, MI

Professional Experience:  President, W.K. Solar Group 2004 to present; President, Consolidated Biscuit Co. 1986-2004; General Manager, Consolidated Biscuit Co. 1982-1986; Manager of Technical Services, The Andersons, 1975-1982; various positions at A.T. Ferrell and Co. from 1968-1975; Sales and Design at Honeywell, Inc., 1966-1968; Chevrolet Saginaw Grey Iron, 1957-1966

Church Affiliation:  St. Michael Catholic Church, Houston, Texas

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Pamela K.M. Beall ’78

Occupation:  Vice President, Investor Relations, Government and Public Affairs

Education:  The University of Findlay, B.S. 1978; Bowling Green State University, M.B.A., 1984; State of Ohio C.P.A., 1984

Professional Experience:  Vice President, Product Supply & Optimization 2008-2012 Marathon Petroleum; Organizational Vice President, Business Development Downstream, Marathon Petroleum Co., 2005-2008; Director, Boyle Engineering, Long Beach, CA; Director of Corporate Affairs, Marathon Ashland Petroleum, 2003-Sept. 2005; Manager of Business Development, Marathon Ashland Petroleum, 2002-2003; Vice President, Treasurer, NationsRent, Inc., 1998-2002; Vice President, Treasurer, OHM Corporation, 1985-1998; General Manager, Treasury Services, USX; Supervisor, Domestic Funds, Marathon Oil Co.; Insurance Analyst, Corporate Risk and Environmental Affairs, Marathon Oil Co.; Auditor, Internal Auditing Division, Marathon Oil Co., 1978-1985

Church Affiliation:  First Presbyterian Church, Findlay, Ohio

Community Organizations:  Chair-Elect, Board of Directors, Greater Findlay Inc.; Past President, Hancock County Parks Foundation; Member, Ohio Bank Advisory Board; Co-Chair, Corporate Division, The University of Findlay Capital Campaign; Member, Finance & Investment and Advisory Committees, Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation; Membership Committee, Findlay Country Club

Family:  Husband – John

Hobbies:  Golf

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Dennis E. Bishop

Occupation:  Owner, Bishop Farms; Co-Owner Bishop-Kandel Rentals LLC, Findlay


Education:  Bluffton College, B.S.; Bowling Green State University, Master’s Degree, Botany

Professional Experience:  Grain farm operator with son, Bruce, 1986-present; Co-Owner of Bena Inc., 1981-1993; Co-Owner and Manager of Bishop-Kandel Realty, 1971-1982; Managed Bishop Kandel rentals, 1968-1995; Taught at Hagerstown Junior College, Hagerstown, MD, 1967-1968; Taught at Findlay High School, 1964-1967; Taught and coached at Liberty Center High School, 1963-1964; Taught evening adult classes in real estate principles and practices at Findlay College for several years while in brokerage business

Church Affiliation:  College First Church of God, Findlay, OH

Community Organizations:  Past President, Rotary; speaker at symposiums (business value systems) in Ukraine; Board Member, Winebrenner Theological Seminary; Board Member, Blanchard Valley Regional Medical Center; Board Member, Global Leadership

Family:  Wife – Jan; children – Kurt, Bruce, and Dawn

Hobbies:  Fishing, reading, traveling, and sailing

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Mark D. Cassin

 Occupation:  Senior Vice President of Retail Administration, Fifth Third Bank of Northwestern Ohio, Toledo, Ohio


Education:  University of Toledo, Associate degree; numerous Ohio Bank Association sponsored schools

Professional Experience:  Various management banking positions over the last 30 years, joining Fifth Third in 2001.

Church Affiliation:  St. Michael’s Church, Findlay

Community Organizations:  Chairman of Finance Committee, St. Michael’s Parish;  Board member of Black Swamp Area Council of Boy Scouts; Member of Finance Committee at Blanchard Valley Health Association; served as the 2005 Chairman of the Hancock County United Way campaign. 

Family:  Wife – Cheryl; children – Caitlin, Erin and Shane

Hobbies:  Reading, camping, writing

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Lynn R. Child

Occupation:  Chairman of the Board, CentraComm Communications, LLC, Findlay, Ohio


Education:  Tiffin University, Associate’s Degree, Business Technology, 1973; Ohio Northern University, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1984; Bowling Green State University, Master of Arts in Education, 1990; George Washington University, Master of Arts, Educational Technology Leadership Program, 1995

Professional Experience:  Chairman of the Board CentraComm Communications LLC, 1998-present; Business & Industry Center, James A. Rhodes State College, Lima, Ohio 1996-1998; Director, Alternative Learning Systems, Rhodes State College, 1990-1998; Instructor and Corporate Trainer, Owens Technical College, Findlay, Ohio, 1990-1991; Instructor, Bowling Green State University, Department of Business Education, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1989-1990; managerial, administrative and consulting responsibilities in family business, Hancor, Inc., Findlay Ohio, 1977-1986

Community Organizations:  Board Member, GreaterFindlay, Inc., since 1999; Board Member, The Findlay Development Limited Liability Corp.; Board member: Commercial Savings Bank, Friends Business Source, Downtown Area Association, The Boy Scouts of America, The Blanchard Valley Health Foundation; Member, Findlay Rotary Club; Member, WBGU Advisory Board

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Clifford C. Cook

Occupation: Retired, Senior Vice President Supply, Distribution, and Planning, Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC

Education:  University of Detroit, B.S., M.A., Chemical Engineering; Boston University, M.S.B.A.

Military Service:  Naval OCS, 1971; Naval Supply School, 1972; Active Duty United States Navy Officer (achieving rank of Lt. Cmdr.), 1971-1975

Professional Experience:  Vice President, Supply, Distribution and Planning, Marathon Ashland Petroleum, LLC, 2000-2001; Vice President, Operations, Planning and Product Supply, Marathon Ashland Petroleum, LLC, 1998-2000; Manager, Operations, Planning and Product Supply, Marathon Oil Co., 1994-1998; Manager, Operations Planning, Marathon Oil Co., 1986-1997; Manager, Crude Oil Supply, Marathon Oil Co., 1986-1987; Manager, Rocky Mountains Crude Acquisition (Denver), Marathon Oil Co., 1984-1986; Manager, Foreign Crude Oil Supply, Marathon Oil Co., 1982-1984; Crude Oil Acquisition Representative (Loudon), Marathon Oil Co., 1980-1982; Crude Oil Acquisition Representative (Houston), Marathon Oil Co., 1978-1980; Environmental Coordinator, Texas City Refinery, Marathon Oil Co., 1975-1978

Church Affiliation:  St. Francis of Ann Arbor, MI

Community Organizations:  President, St. Michael’s School Foundation; Knights of Columbus; Member, University of Michigan President’s Club; Findlay United Way Gaslight Society; Executive Chairman, Marathon United Way Campaign, 2003

Family:  Wife – Maureen; children – Carolyn, Colleen, Clifford, and Kevin

Hobbies:  Family, golf, travel, and University of Michigan Sports
 

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Craig A. Crotteau

Occupation:  Attorney, Special Counsel, Ball Janik, LLP, Portland, OR


Education:  Gonzaga University, B.S., Civil Engineering; University of Denver, M.B.A.; George Washington University, J.D.

Military Service:  Retired, Lt. Col., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Army, 21 years of service

Professional Experience:  Vice President, Government Affairs, MWH Americas, 2002-2004; Vice President, Government Affairs IT Group, 1997-2002; Deputy Chief, Environment, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1995-1997; Deputy District Engineer, Baltimore, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1993-1995; District Trial Attorney, Frankfurt, Germany, 1990-1993; Strategic Planner, Engineer Brigade, Germany, 1989-1990; Attorney, Chief Counsel Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1987-1989; Engineer Staff Officer and Troop Leader, Pentagon and Germany, 1978-1987

Church Affiliation: Catholic

Community Organizations:  Member, Board of Directors, Environmental Business Action Coalition; Army Engineer Association; American Bar Association; American Society of Civil Engineers

Family:  Wife – Mary; children – Michael and Jane

Hobbies:  golf and skiing

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Jo Ann​ Davidson

Occupation:  President, JAD and Associates, LLC, Columbus, OH


Education:  Findlay High School

Professional Experiences:  Current Co-Chairman, Republican National Committee; Former Speaker, Ohio House of Representatives; Former Member, Ohio House of Representatives for 20 years, Former Vice President, Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Church Affiliation:  Lutheran

Community Organizations:  Franklin University Board of Trustees; The Ohio State University Board of Trustees; Capital Square Review and Advisory Board

Honors:  Honorary Doctorate, The University of Findlay, 2000

Family:  Husband – John (deceased); children – Jennifer Enslen and Julie Davidson

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​Melissa Duflock

 

Occupation: Partner Family Business, San Bernardo Rancho

Education: M.S., Business/Real Estate, University of San Diego, 2007; B.S. Agriculture, University of Arizona, 1994; B.A. Elementary Education and Equine Studies, The University of Findlay, 1989

Professional Experience: Managing Partner Family Business, San Bernardo Rancho family owned since 1871.

Community Organizations: Alumni Council, Californian Agricultural Leadership Foundation; Board Member, Resource Conservation District of Monterey County

Church Affiliation: Catholic

Family: Children — Margaret-Jane Foletta and Wyatt Foletta

Hobbies: Traveling, Outdoor Activities​

Robert A. Fry

Occupation: Findlay Municipal Court Judge

Education: Ohio Northern University, B.S., political science, 1975: Ohio Northern University Petit College of Law, 1978

Professional Experience: elected judge, Findlay Municipal Court, 2007-present; Hancock County Prosecutor, Findlay, Ohio, 1991-2007; chief assistant prosecutor, Hancock County, Findlay, Ohio, 1980-1985; assistant prosecutor, Hancock County, Findlay, Ohio, 1980-1985; private practice, Fry, Niemeyer and Kissh, Attorneys at Law, 1980-1997, private practice, Patterson and Whitman Law Firm, 1978-1980

Church Affiliation: College First Church of God, Findlay, OH

Community Organizations: board member, Findlay/Hancock County Community Corrections; elder, deacon and chairman of stewardship and finance, College First Church of God; vice chairman of the board of directors, The Foundation of the Great Lakes Conference, Churches of God, General Conference; past President of the Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association; former chairman, Task Force on School Violence for the Findlay/Hancock County School District; former Rotarian; former coach, youth baseball and youth soccer

Honors: Certificate of Recognition for Successful Organized Crime Drug Prosecutions presented by Ohio Attorney General, Betty Montgomery, 2002; Bluffton Shooting Incident recognition award, Ohio State Highway Patrol, 2006

Family:  Wife-Cynthia; children-Nathan and Michael

Hobbies: golf; watching sports

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Michael Gardner

Occupation: Owner, Superior Trim


Education: B.S Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1981

Professional Experience: Owner, Superior Trim 1997-Present, Trustee, Maumee Valley Day School 2009-2012

Church Affiliation: St. Michael

Family: Wife-Robin, Children- Michael, Philip

Hobbies: Reading, Collecting & drinking wine.

​Michael Harrington  


Occupation:  President, Oak Ridge Investments, Chicago, Illinois, 2003-Present


Education:  Miami University, B.S., Business Administration, 1981; Ohio State University, M.B.A., Finance, 1984; Executive Education Studies completed at Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Professional 


Experience:  Formerly Managing Director, Deutsche Asset Management; Managing Director, Scudder Investments; Executive Vice President, Zurich Kemper Investments; Senior Vice President, Kemper Financial Services; Bond Trader, Hilliard Lyons.  Certified Investment Management Analyst – Investment Management Consultants Association.


Church Affiliation:  Member of St. Anne’s Church, Barrington, IL


Community Organizations:  Barrington Youth Football, volunteer coach 2005-2009 (coached league champion team in 2008 and 2009); Barrington Park District basketball, volunteer coach, 2008-2011 (coached undefeated league champion team in 2010); Big Brother; Mercy Home for Boys Friends First program; Co-Chairman of event that raised more than $25,000 for the ALS Association, Summer 2010; Licensee, Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation.

 

Family:  Wife – Anne Pramaggiore; son – Jack


Hobbies:  Skiing, photography, fishing, music, travel



John Haywood

Occupation: retired as of 4/1/11, Division Vice President, Whirlpool Corporation.

New Occupation: Chairman of the Board and CEO, Findlay-Hancock County Alliance.

Education: Bowling Green State University, B.S., 1978:M.B.A., 1987

Professional Experience: Whirlpool Corporation, 1987-present; Division Vice President, Findlay Division, 1988-present; National Director, Parts Operations, La Porte, IN, 1994-1998; various positions including distribution, human resources, manufacturing operations, Findlay Division, 1987-1994; various positions including merchandising, purchasing, inventory control and Director, Production and Distribution, Hickory Farms, Maumee, OH, 1978-1987

Church Affiliation: First Lutheran Church, Findlay, OH

Community Organizations; Board of Directors, Community Development Foundation; Board of Director, Findlay Hancock County Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors, Findlay YMCA; Board of Directors, Ohio Chamber of Commerce; Executive Board, Boy Scouts of America

Family: Wife - Patti; children - Eric and Griffin

Hobbies: Golf; all sports; travel; family activities

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​Karl L. Heminger

Occupation: President and Publisher, Findlay Publishing Co., Findlay, OH


Education: University of Kentucky, B.S., 1978; Northwestern University M.M.E., 1985

Military Service: Retired, Major, U.S. Air Force, 2000; Air Force Academy Liaison Officer since 1987; Squadron Navigator and Instructor Navigator, U.S. Air Force Reserves, O’Hare International Airport, 1984-1987; Squadron Navigator, Instructor Navigator and Flight Examiner Navigator, Pope AFB, NC, 1979-1984; Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, CA, 1978-1979; 2nd Lt., 1978; Reserve Officer Training Corps, University of Kentucky, 1974-1978

Professional Experience: President and Publisher, former Vice President, Production Manager and Assistant Production Manager, Findlay Publishing Co., 1987-present; Plant Engineer and Production Manager, Bevco Precision Manufacturing Co., Evanston, IL, 1986-1987

Church Affiliation: St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Findlay, OH

Community Organizations: Board of Trustees, St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church; Board of Trustees, Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation; Board of Trustees, Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center; Vice President of Membership, Black Swamp Area Council of Boy Scouts of America; Member, Findlay Rotary Club

Family: Wife-Anne; children- Mary, Sarah, and Jack


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Richard R. Hollington Jr.

Occupation: Senior Partner/Attorney, Baker& Hostetler, Cleveland, OH; Retired, Chairman of the Board, The Ohio Bank, Findlay, OH; Lead Director, Sky Financial Group, INC., Bowling Green, OH


Education: Williams College, BA 1954; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1957

Professional Experience: 50 years as practicing attorney; 46 years as Bank dierector; former Law director of the City of Cleveland and Member of the Ohio General Assembly; Member of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Church Affiliation: Episcopalian

Community Organizations: Finance Director, Village of Hunting Valley; Trustee, City Club Forum Foundation and Hankins Foundation; Former Trustee, Cleveland State University, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Zoological Society, Greater Cleveland Hospital Association

Family: Wife - Sally Stecher; children - Lorie, Julie, Richard III, and Peter; 10 Grandchildren

Hobbies: Hunting; golf; skiing; tennis

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​Kolleen Kirk

 

Occupation: President, Kirk Family Companies (CAP360llc)

Education: Bucknell University, BA, 1996; Vermont Law School, JD MSEL, 1999; John Marshall Law School, LLM, 2002

Professional Experience: CAP 360 LLC, president of new business pursuing federal opportunities in the acquisition support and manufacturing sectors; FMT Inc. (Findlay Machine and Tool Inc.), president of advanced manufacturing company with international clients with specialized needs; Kirk Energy, founding member and shareholder; Kirk Development, managing member or real estate development and holding company

Church Affiliation: St. Michaels Parish

Community Organizations: Former board member of GreaterFindlay Inc., 2009-2011; Member of Economic Development Task Force, 2011; Grants Chairs, Handbags that Help, 2010; Guiding Circle, Handbags that Help, 2009-2012; Membership Committee Rotary, 2010-2011; Fundraiser for various political issues/candidates; Junior Achievement Volunteer, 2010-2012; United Way Fundraising Co-Chair Mercantile Committee, 2010-2011; Women’s Leadership Forum Founding Member

Family: Husband - Andrew; children - Henry and Harrison

Hobbies: Enjoy time with children, my family, being involved in my community, riding horses, and other outdoor activities.

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James Koehler II

 

Occupation: Vice President, Title and Real Estate Development

Education: Bowling Green State University, MBA, Business Administration, 2010; University of Cincinnati, B.B.A., Finance and Real Estate, 1988

Professional Experience: Koehler Brothers, Inc. Owner, Property Management & Oil and Gas ventures 1996-present; Country Club Acres, Inc., Real Estate Development, 1996-present; Century 21 Koehler & Associates, Broker, Commercial and Residential Sales, 2003-present; DJM Plastics, LLC, Owner and member of the Board of Directors, 2005-present; High Quality Plastics, Inc., Owner, Automotive Manufacturing, General Manager of Operations, and Vice President/CFO, 1998-2002; Bank One, Dayton, Vice President, Commercial Lending, Assistant Vice President, and Senior Loan Officer, 1993-1996; Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, Asset-Based Lending Officer, Asset-Based Lending Assistant Cashier, Asset-Based Lending Auditor, Commercial Credit Analyst, Commercial Credit Analyst, Bank Associate, 1986-1993

Church Affiliation: St Andrews United Methodist Church

Community Organizations: Warbucks, Member 2010-present; Fort Findlay Finance, Member 2007-present; Black Swamp Soccer Association, Coach U-6 through U10, Member 2004-present; Hancock County Homebuilders Association, Member 1996-present, Board of Directors along with two terms as President; Heartland Board of Realtors, Member 1996-present, Board of Directors along with two terms as President

Family: Wife – Tracy; Children – James and Katarina



Mary R. Lehman ’66

 

Occupation:  Retired educator

Education:  Findlay High School, 1962; Findlay College, B.A. in English and Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude, 1966; Northern Michigan University, M.A., Education, Cum Laude,1976; post graduate work at Bowling Green State University, Baldwin-Wallace, University of Dayton, and Wright State University.

Professional Experience:  Retired in 2001 after teaching for 35 years in Michigan and Ohio.  During those years served many leadership roles at the state and local level.  Following retirement, was a supervisor of pre-service education students for Wright State University, Lake Campus. 

Church Affiliation:  Churches of God, Neptune Church

Community Organizations:  Treasurer of Neptune Church; treasurer of West Central Ohio Scholarship Foundation; Past member of Churches of God Administrative Council, immediate past president of Great Lake Region, Churches of God, General Conference; secretary of Celina Kiwanis club; volunteers for CALL Food Pantry; has served as president, vice president, and secretary of University Women’s Club of Mercer County; served as president, vice president, and secretary of Delta Kappa Gamma-Beta Phi chapter; and past president (2000-2006) of Celina City Schools, Board of Education. 

Family:  Husband – Daniel (deceased); children – Daniel Judson, Jr., and Kara Norris

Hobbies:  Volunteering, traveling, reading, doing any kind of puzzle

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Thomas L. Lucas

 

Occupation: Associate Pastor with the East Pennsylvania Conference (partially retired)

Education: Messiah College, B.A., Bible, 1960; Evangelical School of Theology, B.D., Theology, 1963; Long Island University, M.S., Guidance and Counseling, 1976; Syracuse University, M.B.A., Comptrollership/ Management, 1980; Southern Methodist University, D. Min., Church Management, 1984

Military Service: United States Army Military Chaplain from 1968-1992; Current Endorser of military chaplains for the Churches of God, General Conference

Military Honors: Legion of Merit; Bronze Star and Air Medal for Combat Ministry; three-time recipient of Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal; promoted to rank of Full Colonel

Professional Experience: Interim Executive Direcot, Eastern Regional Conference, 007-2008; Clergy with East Pennsylvania Conference, 1956-1968 and 1995-present; Winebrenner Theological Seminary, director of recruitment and development, 1992-1995

Church Affiliation: Churches of God, General Conference

Community Organizations: Member, Military Chaplain’s Association; Trustee, Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 1983-1992

Family: wife - Judith; two adult children - two grandchildren

Hobbies: sports; travel

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L. Don Manley

 

Occupation: Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Retired President, The Heritage, Findlay, OH

Education: Otsego High School; Findlay College

Professional Experience: Administrator/Owner, President, The Heritage, 1985-2005; Owner/ Vice President, Independence Care Community, 1991-1996; Mid Am Bank Advisory Board, 1988-1998; Administrator/Owner, Vice President, The Heritage, 1978-1985; Owner/ Administrator/ Vice President, Indian Trail Nursing Home, 1974-1978; Manley Manor Nursing Home-general duties, 1971-1974; American College Health Care Administrator; Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

Community Organizations: Findlay Rotary Club; President, Pacesetter Chair, United Way of Hancock County; Secor Scholarship Chair, United Way; Hancock Leadership 1998 and 199; Secretary, Board of Trustees, Ohio Masonic Home, 1996; Cross Country Coach, Findlay High School, 1988-1996; President; Findlay Shrine Club, 1984

Honors: Initial Recipient, Small Business of the Year Award, Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, 1999; 1996 Olympic Torch Relay Participant for Hancock County; Initial Inductee, Small Business Hall of Fame Award- Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, 1994

Family: Wife - Karen; children - Joy Manley ’99, Elizabeth Manley ’96, and Hector

Hobbies: Outdoor Activities; fishing; boating; running; hunting

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Dwight A. Miller ’73

 

Occupation: Owner/Operator of Dash Mac Enterprises, Champaign/Urbana, IL

Education: The University of Findlay, 1973

Professional Experience: Owner, four McDonald’s franchises in St. Charles, MO., 1997-2000; Owner, United Consumers franchises, Albany, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Minneapolis, MN, 1989-1997; Field Service Manager, McDonald’s restaurants, New York; Accountant/ Auditor, Owens-Illinois, Toledo, OH, 1973-1978

Community Organizations: member, Board of Directors, Cunningham Children’s Home Foundation; Chairman, Champaign-Urbana Chamber of Commerce, 2003-04

Family: Wife - Alice; children - Scott and Heather

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Penny S. Mosher

 

Occupation:  Pastor, Congregational Care, First Church of God, Columbia City, IN; Licensed Pastor, Churches of God, General Conference

Education:  Purdue University, A.A., B.S.N., M.S.; Notre Dame University, M.S., Educational Administration; Winebrenner Theological Seminary, M.A., Family Ministry; Ashland Theological Seminary, doctoral classes

Professional Experience:  Pastor, Congregational Care, First Church of God, Columbia City, IN, 2000-present; Vice President of Quality, Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City, IN, 1998-1999; Vice President, Patient Services, Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City, IN, 1986-1998; Nursing Supervisor and Staff Nurse, Whitley Medical Association, Columbia City, IN, 1977-1986; Associate Professor of Nursing, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN, 1974-1983; Evening Supervisor, Change Nurse and Staff Nurse, Whitley County Memorial Hospital, Columbia City, IN

Church Affiliation:  First Church of God, Columbia City, IN

Community Organizations:  American Association of Christian Counselors; Member, Texas Bar Division of Arbitration & Meditation; American College of Healthcare Executives – Diplomat Status; Signia Theta Tau; Women’s Retreat Committee, Churches of God, General Conference

Family:  Husband – Stanley; children – David and Ian

Hobbies:  Read, crochet, knit, cross-stitch, sew, lead Bible studies, and travel

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​Tim Nesler ’77

 

Occupation:  Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Energy Services Acquisitions II, Inc., Houston, Texas, 2003 – present.

Education:  Findlay College, B.S., Finance/Economics and Accounting, 1977; Executive Masters of Business Administration, International Business, Houston Baptist University, 1993.

Professional Experience:  Senior V.P., Marathon International Petroleum, Ltd., 2001-2003; President, Marathon Power Company, 2000-2003; V.P. Business Development & Finance – Asia; Marathon Power Company, 1998-2000; Division Business Development – Thailand and India, Electro General International J.V., 1996-1998; Manager, Financial and Systems; Manager, Accounting Policy/Financial Forecasting, and Auditor, Controller, CEO Subsidiary companies for Marathon, 1978-1990; instructor at The University of Findlay in the 1980s for 6-7 years; Senior auditor, auditor and intern, Ernst & Ernst, 1976-1978.

Church Affiliation:  St. Michael Catholic Church, Houston, Texas

Community Organizations:  Member, American Institute of CPAs and Ohio Society of CPAs; former trustee, Winebrenner Haven and Winebrenner Haven Foundation; former Chairman of Finance Committee, St. Michael’s Church, Findlay, OH; former Chairman of Finance Committee, St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Houston, Texas.

Family:  wife – Melinda; children – Miranda and Audra.  Tim’s family has been a part of the Findlay community for over 130 years through business ownerships and supporting community service organizations. 

Hobbies:  Investing, reading, family, international travel and developing personal relationships with international organizations.  

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​Chris Ostrander

 

Occupation: President, North America Operation, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Education: MBA, University of Michigan, 2004; M.S. Engineering Management, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1995; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, West Point, 1991

Professional Experience: President, North America Operation, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, 2011- present; Vice President/General Manager and Vice President of Sales/Marketing, Eaton Corporation; 2005-2010, Vice President of Sales/Marketing, The BOC Group, 1998-2004; Army Corp of Engineers, 1991-1997

Community Organization: Coach Liberty Benton High School Summer Baseball, 2012; Gas Light Society, United Way; Legacy Program at Blanchard Valley Health

Church Affiliation: Catholic/St. Michaels

Family: Wife — Dina, Children — Nick, Josh, and Lexi

Hobbies: Coaching youth sports, Golf, Tennis, Racquetball, Traveling​



Michael G. Oxley

 

Occupation:  Of counsel to the law firm Baker Hostetler, Washington, D.C., specializing in corporate governance, investigations and government policy.  In addition, is senior adviser to the Board of Directors of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

Education:  Miami University, bachelor’s degree; and The Ohio State University, law degree

Professional Experience:  Former congressman, representing Ohio’s Fourth Congressional District, and former chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.  Prior to election to Congress in 1981, was a special agent of the FBI in Washington, Boston, and New York, and a member of the Ohio General Assembly.  Previously practiced law with the firm of Oxley, Malone, Fitzgerald and Hollister in Findlay, Ohio.

Honors:  Holds honorary doctoral degrees from The University of Findlay, Miami University, and Pace University

Church Affiliation:  Lutheran

Community Organizations:  member of APCO Worldwide’s International  Advisory Council and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange.  At Miami University he supports the Center for Governance, Risk Management and Reporting at the Farmer School of Business.  Past member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee; past Chairman of the Commerce, Trade, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee.

Family:  Wife – Patricia; Son – Chadd

Hobbies:  Travel & golf

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C. Paul Palmer IV

 

Occupation:  President and Chief Operating Officer, National Lime and Stone Co., Findlay, OH

Education:  Ohio Wesleyan University, summa cum laude, 1996; Indiana University School of Law, cum laude, 1999

Professional Experience:  Former Vice President of Development and General Counsel, National Lime and Stone, Findlay, OH; Associate Attorney, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York NY

Church Affiliation:  First Presbyterian Church, Findlay, OH

Family:  Wife – Sarah; Son - Quint

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Jeremy Pemberton

 

Occupation:  Chief Executive Officer/Executive Managing Director of Avatas Capital, Ridgefield, CT/New York, NY, 2008 – Present.

Education:  The University of Findlay, BS, Economics and Finance, Minor, Business Administration, 1996; The University of Findlay, MBA, Finance, 1997

Professional Experience:  Babcock & Brown, Greenwich, CT/New York, NY, Managing Director; 2005-2008; Babcock & Brown, Sydney, Australia, 2004-2005, Principal; Babcock & Brown, New York, NY, Director/Principal, 2000-2004; Dana Corporation, Toledo, Ohio, Vice President/Investment Manager, 1996-2000.

Church Affiliation:  Jesse Lee United Methodist Church

Community Organizations:  Volunteer with many organizations such as Children’s International, a local animal shelter, library, homeless shelter/soup kitchens in New York City. 

Family:  daughter, Ava Pemberton

Hobbies:  Basketball (played basketball at The University of Findlay); international travel; family activities; music

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William H. Reist ’73

 

Occupation:  Pastor, College First Church of God, Findlay, OH

Education:  Findlay College, B.A., 1973; Winebrenner Theological Seminary, M. Div., 1976; Doctor of Ministry, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, 2004

Professional Experience:  Administrator, Churches of God; Pastor, Marysville Church of God, Marysville, PA; First Church of God, Middletown, PA; Director, Admissions and Field Education, Winebrenner Seminary

Church Affiliation:  College First Church of God, Finlay, OH

Community Organizations:  Member, Pension Board, Churches of God, General Conference; Board Member, Macklin International Institute; Findlay Rotary Club

Family:  Wife – Judy ’89; children – Jonathan ’03 and Benjamin ‘06

Hobbies:  Reading

William H. Reist

Edward L. Rosenberry

 

Occupation:  Executive Director, Church of God, General Conference

Education:  Shippensburg University, B.A., History (magna cum laude), 1973; Evangelical School of Theology, M. Div. (magna cum laude), 1976

Professional Experience:  Executive Director, General Conference, Churches of God (CGGC), 2007-present; Conference Minister, Eastern Conference, CGGC, 2001-2007; Conference Minister, East Pennsylvania Conference, CGGC, 1994-2000; Pastor, Plainfield First Church of God, 1979-1994; Pastor, Maytown Church of God, 1973-1979; Wormleysburg Church of God, Lay Minister, 1972-1973

Church Affiliation:  Churches of God, General Conference

Community Organizations:  College First Church of God; Pennsylvania German Society; International Oak Society, the Antiquer’s Club

Family:  Wife – Linda; children – J. Daniel, Elizabeth, Caroline, Christina, and Emily

Hobbies:  Antique collecting, arbor culture, gardening, and anything historical

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​William E. Ruse

Occupation:  Retired, President Emeritus, Blanchard Valley Health Association, Findlay, OH; Adjunct Professor, The University of Findlay; Business Development Executive, CareTech Solutions, Inc.

Education:  Ohio Northern University, B.S.; Xavier University, M.B.A., Hospital Administration, 1963; University of Toledo, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1972

Professional Experience:  Adjunct Professor, The University of Findlay, 2006-present; Business Development Executive, CareTech Solutions, 2005-present; General Manager and Liquidating Trustee, Medi-Care Orthopedics and Hospital Supply, 2004-present; Of Counsel, Drake, Phillips, Kuenzli and Clark, 2003-2004; President and CEO, Blanchard Valley Hospital/Blanchard Valley Health Association, 1964-2001; Assistant Administrator, 1963-1964; Director of Personnel and Purchasing, 1961-1962; Director of Pharmacy, 1960-1961; Director of Pharmacy, Lima Memorial Hospital, 1957-1960

Church Affiliation:  St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Findlay, OH

Community Organizations:  Former Member, Board of Directors, Commercial Savings Bank and Commercial Bancshares, Upper Sandusky, OH; Past Chairperson, Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and Findlay-Hancock County Community Development Foundation; Past President, Chamber’s Foundation; Assistant Treasurer, Findlay Development, LLC; Board Member, Arts Partnership; St. Michael’s Church Building Committee; Ohio Patient Safety Institute; Chairperson, Pharmacy Advisory Board, The University of Findlay; Appointed by Gov. Taft, Ohio Workforce Policy Board, 2003; OHIC Insurance Co. Board, 2004; Chairperson, Board of Advantage Finance; Past President, Findlay Rotary Club; Assistant Governor and Chairperson of Assistant Governor’s Committee, Rotary International; Governor, Rotary District 6600, 2003-2004

Honors:  Honorary Doctorate, The University of Findlay, 1997; Honorary Doctorate, Ohio Northern University, 2003

Family:  Wife – Donna; children – Robert and Rebecca; three grandchildren

Hobbies:  teaching, reading, and writing

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George M. Showers

George M. Showers held teaching, coaching and administrative positions in several Michigan schools and served as superintendent at Sumner, Vestaburg and Lakeview Community Schools. 


He earned a master's degree in educational administration and a superintendent certificate from Central Michigan University. In 1996, he became senior pastor of both New Haven Church of God in Sumner and Seville Community Church of God, where he remains as senior pastor. He serves on the board of Winebrenner Theology Seminary and on the UF Board of Trustees. 


He received the Vestaburg Community School's Distinguished Alumni Award and the Michigan Association of School Administrators' Distinguished Administrator Award. Showers and his wife, Alice, have two children and five grandchildren.

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Edward J. Urbaniak ’77

 

Occupation:  President and CEO of AK Tube LLC, Walbridge, Ohio, since 1996.

Education:  St. Francis de Sales High School; Findlay College, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1977; and numerous professional continuing education training/seminars.

Professional Experience:  After graduating from Findlay College, began career with Touche’ Ross and Company as a supervisor for public accounting and auditing.  In 1984, took a position as controller and assistant to the president at Fayette Tubular Products and advanced to vice president of finance and CFO until 1990, then joined Alpha Beta Tube, which later became AK Tube LLC, as chief financial officer.

Community Organizations:  Currently, head basketball coach for the Catholic Youth Organization, University of Findlay student mentor; volunteers on the Lial School Board and finance committee; John XXIII Parish financial and strategic planning committees; St. Francis de Sales alumni committee; member of AICPA and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Family:  Wife – Shirley; children – Nicholas, Patricia, Barton, Nathan, and Lyndsey

Hobbies:  Sports, especially hockey and football.  Avid physical fitness enthusiast.

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Michael Walker

 

Occupation:  Senior Pastor

Education:  Bethany Theological Seminar, D. Min, (summa cum laude), 1988; Evangelical School of Theology, M. Div., (summa cum laude), 1985; Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 1981-82; Findlay College, B.A. Psychology and Comprehensive Religion, Christian Education , and Philosophy, (magna cum laude)  1981; Findlay College, A.A. Religion, 1979

Professional Experience:  Sr. Pastor, Bowmansdale Church of God, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2004-present; Sr. Pastor, Elizabethtown First Church of God, Elizabethtown, PA, 1998-2004; Interim Pastor, New Providence Church of God, New Providence, PA, 1997; Director, Prime Care Medical, Harrisburg, PA, 1997-1998; Sr. Pastor, Penbrook Church of God, Harrisburg, PA, 1986-1997; Chairman of the Church Vocations Commission, Eastern Regional Conference, 1987-2009; Pastor, Suedberg Church of God, Pine Grove, PA, 1982-1986; Pastor, Bloom Center Church of God, Wood County Ohio, 1981-1982

Church Affiliation:  Churches of God

Certifications/Awards: Named as an Outstanding Executive/Professional by Who’s Who for Business in the United States, 1998; Named Outstanding Scholar by Bethany Theological Seminary, 1988; Awarded as the Outstanding Preacher by the Evangelical School of Theology, 1985; Awarded the J.C. Christman award in Practical Theology by the Evangelical School of Theology

Community Organizations:  Board, Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 1999-present; Member of the Executive Committee of the National Christian Leadership Council for Israel, 1998-present; Member of the Board of Trustees, The University of Findlay, 1986-1996; President of the East Pennsylvania Conference, 1996-1998; Chairman of the Church Vocations Commission, Eastern Regional Conference, 1987-2009; Member and chair of the Constitution of the Eastern Regional Conference, 1998-present; Member of the Administrative Council of the East Pennsylvania Conference, 1985-1995; Member of the Executive Committee of the East Pennsylvania Conference, 1985-1995

Family:  Wife – Melinda; children – Pastor Sarah Baumgardner

Hobbies:  Fishing, Travel, Woodworking

Brian Washington ’84

 

Occupation:  Global Sourcing and Onboard Manager, E.I. DuPont Co.

Education:  The University of Findlay, B.A., 1984; University of Phoenix, M.A., 2000; Villanova University, Certificate in Human Resource Management

Professional Experience:  Astra Zeneca, Manager, Executive Recruitment Partner, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2011; ARAMARK Corporation, Vice President, Talent Acquisition,  Philadelphia, PA; 2007-2009; GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2007; Price WaterHouseCoopers, Recruiting Manager, Philadelphia, PA; Unisys Corporation, Consultant, University Relations and Recruiting, Blue Bell, PA; Keystone Mercy Health Plan, Manager Human Resources, Philadelphia, PA; Case Western Reserve University, Assistant Director of Admissions, Cleveland, OH; Kent State university, Program Officer Generalist; The University of Findlay, Admissions Counselor

Church Affiliation:  Baptist

Community Organizations:  Member, Beta Phi Di Gamma fraternal organization; Delaware Valley Human Resources Association; Society of Human Resource Management; Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association

Honors:  Morrison R. Waite Athletic Hall of Fame; The University of Findlay Hall of Fame

Family:  Wife – Carol (Price '87); children – Jamar and Jasmine

Hobbies:  Travel; sports; reading

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Brian L. Young ’84

 

Occupation:  Owner, State Farm Insurance & Financial Services, Vandalia, OH

Education:  Findlay College, BA; Executive Education, Darden Business School, University of Virginia

Church Affiliation:  St. Margaret of York Church

Community Organizations:  Neighborhood Housing Services; National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Family:  Wife – Teresa, D. Ed.; Daughter – Ashley

Hobbies:  Golf, tennis, reading, motorcycle riding, and listening to music

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