​UF Board of Trustees Members​​​​​​​​

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


​Brian Young

Vice Chair


 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 

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

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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

C. Richard Beckett

Retired 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


​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

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh

Occupation:  President/CEO and Owner, Garner Transportation Group

Education: Bowlilng Green State University, M.A.; The Ohio State University, B.A.

Church Affiliation: College First Church

Community Organizations:  Past board chair, Findlay/Hancock County Chamber of Commerce; board member, Findlay/Hancock County Alliance; trustee, The Community Foundation; chair, Hancock Properties Board; chair, The University of Findlay College of Business Advisory Board; member, The University of Findlay Board of Counselors; cabinet member, The University of Findlay Student Life Center College of Business Campaign; council board member, Boy Scouts of America/Black Swamp; board member and secretary, Humane Society of Hancock County Foundation; committee chair, Troop 308.

Honors: Hancock Leadership Distinguished Leadership Award; Athena Award; American Trucking Association 2013 Advocacy Award; The University of Findlay Dana Scholar Chair; BBB Large Business Award, 2014.

Family: Husband - Jerry Brumbaugh; children, Zachary, Benjamin and Jonathan

Hobbies: Physical fitness/health/weight management; reading; camping; musical participation with church groups and The OSU Marching Band; riding Harley Davidson with husband.

​Lynn R. Child

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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 Committee; 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

Cook_Cliff-150dpi.jpg 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

​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

Fry-Robert-72dpi.jpg 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

​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

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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

Heminger_Karl-150dpi.jpgOccupation: 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

​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.

​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

Philip Kortokrax '90

Occupation: Vice President of North American Tire Organization, Cooper Tire

Education: The University of Findlay, MBA, 1990; University of Toledo, MBA, 1993; University of Kentucky, 1996; University of Notre Dame, 2005

Professional Experience:  Cooper Tire, Vice President, Operations; Vice President Manufacturing; Vice President, Strategic Marketing; Vice President, Deal Channel Sales; General Manager, Mickey Thompson/Motorsports; Director of Internal Audit; Manager of Tire Assembly, Findlay Plant; Manager of Material Prep, Findlay Plant; Manager of Production Planning and IT, Findlay Plant; IT Business Analyst, 1990-present; Diamond Savings & Loan, 1990-94.

Church Affiliation: Catholic

Community Organizations: board member, Children's Mentoring Connection; committee member, Liberty Benton Athletic Boosters Annual Golf Raiser

​L. Don Manley

Manley_Donald C-150dpi.jpg 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

​Tim Nesler ’77

Nesler, Tim.jpg 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.  

​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 Organizations: Gaslight Society, United Way; Legacy Program at Blanchard Valley Health System; board member, Hancock County Performing 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, travelin

​C. Paul Palmer IV

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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

​William H. Reist ’73

William H. Reist 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

Hobbies:  Reading

​Edward L. Rosenberry

Rosenberry_Edward-150dpi.jpg 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

Ruse_WilliamC-150dpi.jpg 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

Philip J. Scott '88

Occupation:  Regional Director, ARC, Allegheny Region Conference, CGGC

Education: Winebrenner Theological Seminary, MDiv; The University of Findlay, B.A.,1988

Professional Experience:  Senior Pastor, Penbrook COG, 2001-2012; Youth and Family Pastor, Landisville, COG, 1997-2001; Youth Pastor, Middletown COG; Youth Director, CGGC, 1990-92; Pre-sort UPS, 1986-88; Resident Assistant and Student Assistant, The University of Findlay, 1984-87; Student Manager, Saga/Marriott Food Service, 1984-87.

Community Organizations: trustee, Winebrenner Theological Seminary; advisor, Grove Manor Board; Administrative Council Vice President, Churches of God General Conference; advisory, Allegheny Region Foundation; Youth and Family chair, Church Vocations member; Administrative Council member, Eastern Region Conference.

Family:  Wife - Nancy Heitz-Scott; children, Morgan, Austin and Haley

Hobbies:  Reading, miniatures, Disney, kayaking, hunting, sports

​George M. Showers

Showers_George.jpgGeorge 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.

​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