A.R. Charnes ’66
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 Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Lander University Foundation
Family: Wife – Mary Ann; children, Renee Dubber and Amy Davis
Hobbies: Golf, fishing, traveling and visiting grandchildren
Occupation: President and CEO, BD Capital Partners, LLC
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
Katherine Rowe Fell
Member by virtue of office without vote.
President, The University of Findlay
James M. Appold
Occupation: President, W.K. Solar Group
Education: The University of Toledo, M.B.A., 1979 and M.S. Industrial Engineering, 1978; graduate of the General Motor Institute in Flint, MI
Professional Experience: President, W.K. Solar Group, 2010 to present; President, Consolidated Biscuit Co.,1986-2010; 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: Hope Lutheran, Toledo
Family: Wife-Patricia, and five children
Pamela K.M. Beall ’78
Occupation: President, MPLX, SVP Corporate Planning, Government & Public Affairs, Marathon Petroleum Company LLC.
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, Investor Relations, Public and Government Affairs, Vice President Product Supply & Optimization, 2010-2013 Marathon Petroleum; Organizational Vice President, Business Development Downstream, Marathon Petroleum Co., 2005-2007; 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.
Board of Directors: MPLX GP LLC, Findlay, OH, 2014 - present; Boyle Engineering, Long Beach, CA, System One Services, Inc. Tampa, FL
Church Affiliation: First Presbyterian Church, Findlay, Ohio
Past Community Organization Activities: 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
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
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 Health Center; board member, Global Leadership
Family: Wife – Jan; children, Kurt, Bruce, and Dawn
Hobbies: Fishing, reading, traveling and sailing
Mark D. Cassin
Occupation: AVP, Commercial Loan Officer, Genoa Bank
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 2001and Genoa Bank in 2014.
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
Lynn R. Child
Occupation: Co-Founder & Chairman of the Management Committee, CentraComm Communications, LLC, Findlay, Ohio, and owner of Aardvark, Inc.
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 Business Education, 1990; George Washington University, Master of Arts, Educational Technology Leadership Program, 1995
Professional Experience: Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board CentraComm Communications LLC, 2001-present; Business & Industry Center, James A. Rhodes State College, Lima, Ohio, 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 VP of Exploring/Learning for Life of The Boy Scouts of America, NW Ohio; Advisory Board member of the Blanchard Valley Health Human Resources Committee; current member of The Findlay Rotary Club and Chair of the International/MESA Cmmittee; board member, The Findlay Development Limited Liability Corp.; board member, Commercial Savings Bank; Chair of the Technology Infrastructure Committee of The Alliance since 1999; Past Rotary District Governor of District 6600, NW Ohio; Past President of The Findlay Rotary Club; Past President and board member, The Findlay-Hancock County Alliance; Past President and board member of the Downtown Findlay Improvement District and Downtown Area Association; past board member of WBGU Advisory Board; Past President and board member of The Arts Partnership; Past Communication Chair of United Way.
Clifford C. Cook
Occupation: President/Owner, Maize and Blue Consulting; 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
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
Jo Ann Davidson
Occupation: President, JAD and Associates, LLC, Columbus, OH
Education: Findlay High School
Professional Experience: 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
Melissa Duflock '89
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
Occupation: Owner, Superior Trim
Education: B.S Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1981
Professional Experience: Owner, Superior Trim 1997-Present; Owner, The Gathering Restaurant, 2010-present;
Trustee, Maumee Valley Day School 2009-2012
Church Affiliation: St. Michael
Family: Wife-Robin; children, Michael, Philip
Hobbies: Reading, collecting and drinking wine.
Occupation: President, Oak Ridge Investments, Chicago, Illinois, 2003-Present
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
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
Family: Wife – Anne Pramaggiore; son, Jack
Hobbies: Skiing, photography, fishing, music, travel
Occupation: retired as of 4/1/11, Division Vice President, Whirlpool Corporation.
New Occupation: President 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, 1998-2011; 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: Gateway Church, Findlay, OH
Community Organizations; Board of Directors, Hancock County Agency on Aging; Community Foundation Finance and Investment Committee; Julie Cole Charity Golf Tournament Committee
Family: Wife - Patti; children, Eric and Griffin
Hobbies: Golf; all University of Michigan sports; travel
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 Reserve
Professional Experience: President and Publisher, 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 Foundation; Board member, Past Board President and Capital Campaign Chairman, Black Swamp Area Council, Boy Scouts of America; Board President, Ohio Newspaper Association; Past President, Ohio Coalition for Open Government; member, Findlay Rotary Club
Family: Children, Mary, Sarah, and Jack
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.
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; volunteer for CALL Food Pantry; 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
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 1999; 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
Dwight A. Miller ’73
Occupation: Owner Operator: Dash Management, Inc.
Education: B.S. in business; major, accounting - The University of Findlay, 1973
Professional Experience: 1997-present, owner of 12 McDonald's restaurants in Champaign/Urbana and Decatur, IL; 1989-97, owner, United Consumers Franchises, Albany, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Minneapolis, MN, 1979-89; McDonald's Corporation, field service manager, operation manager, zone licensing manager; 1973-79, accountant/auditor, Owens-Illinois, Toledo, OH
2012 Entrepreneur of the Year; 2011-present, Midland State Bank board of directors
Family: Wife - Alice; children, Scott and Heather
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
Tim Nesler ’77
Occupation: Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Dimension Energy Services, LLC, Houston, Texas, 2013 – 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. My 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.
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,
Community Organizations: Gaslight Society, United Way; Legacy Program at Blanchard Valley Health System; board member, Hancock County Peforming Arts Center; board member, Rubber Manufacturer's Association; Chairman of the Board, Cooper's Joint Venture Manufacturing in Mexico; corporate leader, 2014 United Way of Hancock County Campaign.
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, support 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 and golf
C. Paul Palmer IV
Occupation: President and Chief Operating Officer, The National Lime and Stone Co., Findlay, OH
Education: Ohio Wesleyan University,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: St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Findlay, OH
Family: Wife – Sarah; son, Quin and daughter, Grace
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
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, Elizabethtown, PA; First Church of God, Middletown, PA; Director, Admissions and Field Education, Winebrenner Seminary
Church Affiliation: College First Church of God, Findlay, OH
Community Organizations: President, Churches of God, General Conference; Chair, Board of Pensions, Churches of God, General Conference; Board member, Blanchard Valley Health System; Findlay Noon Rotary Club
Family: Wife – Judy ’89; children, Jonathan ’03, Benjamin ‘06 and Laura (Baldine) Reist '07
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
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
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.
Edward J. Urbaniak ’77
Occupation: President and CEO of AK Tube LLC, Walbridge, Ohio, 2001-present
Education: St. Francis de Sales High School; Findlay College, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1977; Certified Public Accountant, 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; volunteer, 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.
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