2022 Ohio 500

By the Editors

Who are the most powerful and influential people in Ohio? There are many, to be sure, but who are the men and women who are truly working to make our state great?

In this inaugural feature, we decided to answer that very question. We asked our readers to fill out an online survey, spoke with our partners, reached out to community leaders and did our own research to create the 2022 Ohio 500.

But this feature is more than a list of people—it’s a look at what leadership means in the state of Ohio. In addition to the list, we have stories that profile influential Ohioans, describe our state’s business history and delve into what’s happening in Ohio’s business’ community today. Ohio is a state that is looking to grow, and these are the leaders that are helping to make that happen.

ACCOUNTING

Lisa Shuneson
CEO – Whalen CPAs
Central Ohio

Education: Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Cedarville University.

Someone or Something You Admire: Someone I deeply admire is my mother. She is 97 years old and still chooses to live alone. She came from a very rough background but made the best of her life and always gave us her utmost care and upbringing. Her perseverance in facing adversity and gusto for life has inspired the way I work and the way I live.

Kuno S. Bell
Managing Partner
Pease Bell CPAs

Brian Carr
Co-CEO
Brady Ware & Company

James P. Carulas
CEO
Meaden & Moore

Darci Congrove
Managing Director
GBQ Partners

Randall Domigan
Director
Brady Ware & Company

Crystal Faulkner
Partner
MCM CPAs & Advisors

Erica Ishida
President & COO
Apple Growth Partners

Ken Jenkins
Cincinnati Office Managing Partner
RSM US LLP

Robert Littman
Partner; Professional Services National Leader
BDO USA

Brandon Miller
President & CEO
HW&Co.

Jeffrey D. Neuman
Director & President
Barnes Wendling CPAs

Tim Petrey
Managing Partner
HD Davis CPAs

Jon Ruple
Managing Shareholder
Maloney + Novotny LLC

Paul Williams
President
UGJ CPAs

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

Brian Zimmerman
CEO – Cleveland Metroparks
NE Ohio

Education: Bachelor of Science in agricultural science – soils, soil science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Something Surprising About You: I began my career working on golf courses and now manage nearly 25,000 acres including 18 park reservations, eight golf courses and a nationally renowned zoo.

Mike Brown
Owner
Cincinnati Bengals

Eva Buttacavoli
Executive Director
The Contemporary Dayton

Robert H. Castellini
CEO
Cincinnati Reds

Sarah Crupi
Executive Director
Cleveland Zoological Society

Paul Dolan
Owner & CEO
Cleveland Guardians

Art Falco
Senior Advisor
Cleveland Play House

Kimberlee Flamm
Executive Director
ArtsConnect

Dan Gilbert
Owner
Cleveland Cavaliers

Andre Gremillet
President & CEO
The Cleveland Orchestra

Greg Harris
President & CEO
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Ray Harris
Owner & President
Cincinnati Cyclones

Dee and Jimmy Haslam
Owners
Cleveland Browns

Keith Hotchkiss
President
Cleveland Metro at IHeartMedia

J.W. Johnson
Executive Vice President
Cleveland Browns

Tim Kelley
General Manager
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway

Jordan Knepper
Executive Director
Piqua Arts Council

Stephen A. Loftin
President
Cincinnati Arts Association

Jonathan Martin
President & CEO
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Patrick J. Nugent
President & CEO
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

Jim Porter
President
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Craig Robinson
President & General Manager
Miami Valley Gaming

Jay A. Snowden
President & CEO
Penn National Gaming

Ty Sutton
President & CEO
Dayton Live

Gina Vernaci
President & CEO
Playhouse Square

Richard A. Zimmerman
President & CEO
Cedar Fair

CIVIC CLUBS

Chris Kershner
President & CEO – Dayton Area
Chamber of Commerce
SW Ohio

Education: Bachelor’s political science, master’s public administration.

Someone or Something You Admire: Independently owned businesses. These business owners put their personal time, experience and finances at risk for their business success. This dedication to success and resistance to failure is what built Ohio’s economy.

Alfonso Cornejo
President
Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA

Don DePerro
President & CEO
Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Tony L. Gallo
President
Lorain County Chamber of Commerce

Joseph Graves
President
Troy Chamber of Commerce

Stephanie Hightower
President & CEO
Columbus Urban League

Cindy Holzheimer
President & CEO
Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce

Travis Markwood
President
Lancaster/Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce

Kenny McDonald
President & CEO
Columbus Partnership

Jill P. Meyer
President & CEO
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Steve Millard
President & CEO
Greater Akron Chamber

Dan Moulthrop
CEO
The City Club of Cleveland

John North
President & CEO
Better Business Bureau of Dayton and Miami Valley

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION/ADVANCEMENT

Katherine Yoder
Executive Director
Adult Advocacy Centers

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Brian O. Martin
Executive Director – Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
SW Ohio

Education: M.S. city and regional planning; B.S. production operation management

Proudest Moment: Being told by my dad that I did a good job with regards to our family farm, knowing that he was about to depart this life.

Matt Abbott
Executive Director
Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority

John Barker
President & CEO
Ohio Restaurant Association

Glenda Bumgarner
President & CEO
Appalachian Partnership, Inc.

Bethia Burke
President
Fund for Our Economic Future

Beth Huber
Acting Executive Director
Clinton County Port Authority

Mike Jacoby
President
Ohio Southeast Economic Development

Dan Kane
President
CityWide

William Koehler
CEO
Team NEO

Brian O. Martin
Executive Director
Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

Tania Menesse
President & CEO
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Phil Ratermann
Director
FASTLANE

Baiju R. Shah
President & CEO
Greater Cleveland Partnership

EDUCATION

Colleen Gilger
Director of Economic Development – The Ohio State University
Central Ohio

Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, The Ohio State University

Someone or Something You Admire: I most admire my older sister who has modeled success and paved the way for me. She unabashedly follows her dreams and can be trusted with my greatest vulnerabilities.

Marcia Ballinger
President
Lorain County Community College

Cassie Barlow
President
Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education

Jessica Barry
President
The Modern College of Design

Michael Baston
President
Cuyahoga Community College

Frederic Bertley
President & CEO
COSI

Jo Alice Blondin
President
Clark State College

Laura Bloomberg
President
Cleveland State University

Nate Brandstater
President
Kettering College

Tom Burton
Superintendent
Princeton City Schools

Elizabeth F. Cleary
Head of School
The Miami Valley School

Blane Collison
Principal
Bishop Fenwick High School

Gregory P. Crawford
President
Miami University

Kirsten Ellenbogen
President & CEO
Great Lakes Science Center

Pamela Ellis
Founder & CEO
Compass College Advisory

Andy Farfsing
CEO & President
Purcell Marian High School

Holly Fidler
Head of School
Bethany School

Marc Fisher
CEO
Mayerson Jewish Community Center of Cincinnati

Chara Fisher Jackson
Executive Director & CEO
Cincinnati Preschool Promise

Lee Friedman
CEO
College Now Greater Cleveland

Angela Frith
President
St. Rita School for the Deaf

Judy Gerwe
President
Mount Notre Dame High School

Susan Gibbons
Director of Educational Services and Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Colleen Gilger
Director of Economic Development
Ohio State University

Joseph Girandola
President & CEO
Art Academy of Cincinnati

Jon Graft
CEO & Superintendent
Butler Tech

John Gredy
Head of School
Dayton Christian School

Colleen Hanycz
President
Xavier University

Kathryn Heidemann
President
Cleveland Institute of Art

Robert C. Helmer
President
Baldwin Wallace University

Robert Huntington
President
Heidelberg University

Kristina M. Johnson
President
The Ohio State University

Para M. Jones
President
Stark State College

Eric Kaler
President
Case Western Reserve University

Patrick Keating
Principal
Stephen T. Badin High School

Woodrow Keown, Jr.
President & COO
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Lelia Kramer
President
Saint Ursula Academy

Lourdes Lambert
Principal
Archbishop Alter High School

Thane Maynard
Director
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Daniel Meixner
President
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School

Alan R. Miciak
President
John Carroll University

Gary L. Miller
President
The University of Akron

Matt Miller
Superintendent
Lakota Local School District

Dawn Pickerill
Principal
St. John XXIII Catholic Elementary

Elizabeth Pierce
President & CEO
Cincinnati Museum Center

Elfred Anthony Pinkard
President
Wilberforce University

Neville G. Pinto
President
University of Cincinnati

Monica J. Posey
President
Cincinnati State

Gregory Postel
President
University of Toledo

Nicole Roades
President
Southern State Community College

Matt Sableski
Principal
Archbishop Carroll High School

Kelley Schiess
Head of School
The Summit Country Day School

Tom Schmid
President & CEO
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Hugh Sherman
President
Ohio University

Harry Snyder
President & CEO
Great Oaks Career Campuses

Eric F. Spina
President
University of Dayton

David Taylor
Superintendent & CEO
Dayton Early College Academy

Siobhan Taylor
President & CEO
DePaul Cristo Rey High School

Felton Thomas, Jr.
Executive Director & CEO
Cleveland Public Library

Tracey Tomme
President & CEO
Dayton Society of Natural History

James P. Tressel
President
Youngstown State University

Jeffrey Trzeciak
Executive Director
Dayton Metro Library

Carmen Twillie Ambar
President
Oberlin College

Karen Webb
President
Union Institute & University

Darren Wilkins
Principal
Spring Valley Academy

Sonia Winner
President & CEO
Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Jane Wood
President
Bluffton University

FINANCE & BANKING

Maribeth S. Rahe
President & CEO – Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
SW Ohio

Education: BA from Bowling Green State University; four-year fellowship from OSU, MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management

Something About Ohio You Love: I love the terrain of southwest Ohio and the architecture.

John Barrett
Chairman, President & CEO
Western & Southern Financial Group

Steven Bloemer
Executive Vice President & Regional Market President
Commerce Bank

Michael E. Brosky
President
First Federal Savings of Lorain

Joe DiRocco
Regional President, Northeast Ohio
Fifth Third Bank

Jim Geuther
Market President, Northern Ohio Region
Truist

Wesley Gillespie
Regional President
ERIEBANK

Christopher M. Gorman
Chairman, President & CEO
KeyCorp

Jonathan Hale
Vice President
The Hale Group at Morgan Stanley

Barry R. James
CEO
James Investment Research, Inc.

Timothy E. Johnson
Chairman, Principal
Johnson Investment Counsel

Steven Johnston
Chairman & CEO
Cincinnati Financial Corporation

Arthur Kremer
President
Sharefax Credit Union

Tim Mislansky
President & CEO
Wright-Patt Credit Union

W. Mark Motley
Founder
Foster & Motley

Maribeth S. Rahe
President & CEO
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.

Rob Siegmann
Chief Operating Officer
Total Wealth Planning, LLC

Timothy N. Spence
President & CEO
Fifth Third Bank

Marc A. Stefanski
President & CEO
Third Federal Savings & Loan

Stephen D. Steinour
Chairman, President & CEO
Huntington National Bank

Charles W. Sulerzyski
President & CEO
Peoples Bank

Michael Toth
President & CEO
Westfield Bank

David Trautman
Chairman & CEO
Park National Bank

Barbara Turner
CEO & President
Ohio National Financial Services

Daniel Walsh
CEO
Citymark Capital

GOVERNMENT

Larry Burks
Township Administrator – Township of West Chester
SW Ohio

Education: Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies – geography and planning; master’s degree in public management, University of Nebraska – Omaha

Hobby/Passion: Making things out of wood and steel are my latest passion. Forging and woodworking seem to go hand in hand, and I really enjoy escaping to the shop and creating functional art.

Mark Johnson
District 92 Representative – State of Ohio
Government

Education: High school diploma

Someone or Something You Admire: Father Brian Beal, Priest of St. Mary’s Church in Portsmouth, Ohio

Justin M. Bibb
Mayor
City of Cleveland

India Birdsong
General Manager & CEO
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Sherrod Brown
U.S. Senator
U.S. Senate

Laura N. Brunner
President & CEO
The Port of Greater Cincinnati Authority

Larry D. Burks
Administrator
Township of West Chester

Craig W. Butler
Executive Director/Secretary
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

Nicole Condrey
Mayor
City of Middletown

Robert R. Cupp
Speaker of the House, District 4 Representative
State of Ohio

Michael Davis
City Manager
City of Moraine

Mike DeWine
Governor
State of Ohio

Keith Faber
Auditor of State
State of Ohio

William D. Friedman
President & CEO
Port of Cleveland

Grace Gallucci
Executive Director & CEO
Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency

Andrew Ginther
Mayor
City of Columbus

Jeff Gore
Mayor
City of Huber Heights

Kevin Hardman
Mayor
City of Sharonville

Daniel Horrigan
Mayor
City of Akron

Jon Husted
Lieutenant Governor
State of Ohio

Mark Johnson
District 92 Representative
State of Ohio

David Joyce
14th Congressional District Representative
U.S. House of Representatives

Wade Kapszukiewicz
Mayor
City of Toledo

Marcy Kaptur
9th Congressional District Representative
U.S. House of Representatives

James A. Kenyon
Acting Director
NASA John H. Glenn Research Center

Dennis Kramer
Acting Director
Cleveland Department of Port Control

Jack Kuntz
Director of Development
City of Clayton

Frank LaRose
Secretary of State
State of Ohio

Stephanie McCloud
Administrator/CEO of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
State of Ohio

Mary Mertz
Director of the Department of Natural Resources
State of Ohio

Loretta J. Mester
President & CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Lydia Mihalik
Director of the Department of Development
State of Ohio

Colonel Patrick G. Miller
Air Base Wing and Installation Commander
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Jeffrey J. Mims, Jr.
Mayor
City of Dayton

J.P. Nauseef
President & CEO
JobsOhio

David Painter
Clermont County Commissioner
Clermont County Board of Commissioners

Lisa Petit
Superintendent
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Aftab Pureval
Mayor
City of Cincinnati

T.C. Rogers
Commissioner
Butler County

Allison Russo
Minority Leader, District 24 Representative
State of Ohio

Bill Seitz
Majority Floor Leader, District 30 Representative
State of Ohio

Marc Sirkin
Mayor
City of Blue Ash

Terry Slaybaugh
Vice President, Sites and Infrastructure
JobsOhio

Gilbert Turner
Director of Aviation
City of Dayton

Thomas West
Assistant Minority Leader, District 49 Representative
State of Ohio

Thomas J. Winston
President & CEO
Toledo Lucas County Port Authority

David Yost
Attorney General
State of Ohio

HEALTH CARE

Aaron Stapleton
Founder & CEO – Trinity In Home Care
SW Ohio

Education: Northern Kentucky University

Someone or Something You Admire: As a parent, I admire my parents and all they did for me while I was growing up. They made sacrifices to make sure I had opportunities they did not have and set foundations for me to help others around me. I am using their teachings to raise my children to help them reach even more people than I am currently.

Kent Anderson
CEO
Ohio’s Hospice

Charles L. Bane, MD
President & CEO
Dayton Physicians Network

Jeffrey Bill
Founder & CEO
Sunrise Treatment Center

Andy Blankemeyer
CEO
Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Akram Boutros
President & CEO
The MetroHealth System

Judy Budi
President & CEO
Graceworks Lutheran Services

Ricardo Buenaventura
Owner & Founder
Pain Relief of Dayton

Mark C. Clement
President & CEO
TriHealth

David E. Cohn
Interim CEO & Chief Medical Officer
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – The James

Diane Crecelius
Founder & CEO
ABC Pediatric Therapy Network

Paul Crosby
President & CEO
UC Health Lindner Center of Hope

Edgar J. Curtis
President & CEO
Memorial Health

Nicholas Davis
Owner & Founder
Nick Davis MD and Associates

Steve Davis
President & CEO
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center

Cliff Deveny
President & CEO
Summa Health

Jill Dietrich Mellon
Executive Director & CEO
VA Northeast Ohio Health Care

Mina S. Fahim
President & CEO
MediView

Debbie Feldman
President & CEO
Dayton Children’s

John Gennantonio, DDS
Owner
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Christopher Gessner
President & CEO
Akron Children’s Hospital

Rick Haines
CEO
Aultman Health Foundation

Deborah Hayes
President & CEO
The Christ Hospital

Rick Hinds
Interim President & CEO
UC Health

Michael Kaufmann
CEO
Cardinal Health

Gary M. Kirsh, MD
President
The Urology Group

Laura Lamb
President & CEO
Episcopal Retirement Services

Fred Manchur
CEO
Kettering Health

Stephen Markovich
President & CEO
OhioHealth

Timothy McGowan
President
Maple Knoll Communities

Cliff A. Megerian
CEO
University Hospitals

Tomislav Mihaljevic
President & CEO
Cleveland Clinic

Larry D. Monroe
President & CEO
Christian Village Communities

Jeff O’Neil
President & CEO
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services

Ed Oley
Lorain Market President
Bon Secours Mercy Health

Matthew J. Perry
President & CEO
Genesis HealthCare System

Kim Rex
CEO
Wright State Physicians

Michael Riordan
President & CEO
Premier Health

Timothy C. Robinson
CEO
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Amol Soin
Medical Director
Ohio Pain Clinic

Aaron Stapleton
Founder & CEO
Trinity In Home Care

John M. Starcher, Jr.
CEO
Bon Secours Mercy Health

Robyn Strosaker
President & CEO
UH Lake Health Medical Centers

Mark Vorherr
CEO
Mayfield Brain & Spine

Tara Wagner-Bair
President & CEO
Community Health & Wellness Partners of Logan County

Jill Wilson
President & CEO
Otterbein Senior Life

HOSPITALITY/TOURISM

Zack Bruell
Owner
Zack Bruell Restaurants

Sam Covelli
CEO
Covelli Enterprises

Amanda Davis
Executive Director
Visit Grove City

Mike Dewey
Co-Owner
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

David Gilbert
President & CEO
Destination Cleveland

Roger Glass
Owner
Marion’s Piazza

Lisa Ingram
President & CEO
White Castle

Joe Lanni
Owner & Co-Founder
Thunderdome Restaurant Group

Matthew MacLaren
Director
TourismOhio

Cameron Mitchell
Founder & CEO
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Sean Nguyen
Owner
Ambiance Nail Spa

Anthony J. Payiavlas
President & CEO
AVI Foodsystems, Inc.

Jacquelyn Y. Powell
President & CEO
Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau

Brian Ross
President & CEO
Experience Columbus

Britney Ruby Miller
CEO
Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment

Leiann Stewart
Executive Director
Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau

INFORMATION/TECH/MEDIA

Jacob Glenn
Founder & President – M Genio Inc.
NE Ohio

Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and master’s degrees in engineering and management, Case Western Reserve University

Proudest Moment: In professional life, it’s not just one moment but it’s the moments when you see massive growth in the people you hire and mentor and see them succeed and accomplish things they didn’t think possible.

Chris Adams
President & CEO
Park Place Technologies

Michele Cuthbert
Founder & Creative Director
Baker Creative

Sean Fitzpatrick
CEO
LexisNexis North America & UK

Leigh R. Fox
President & CEO
altafiber

Jacob Glenn
Founder & President
M Genio Inc.

Lute Harmon, Jr.
President
Great Lakes Publishing

Linda Kahn
CEO
The Ohlmann Group

Kevin Martin
President & CEO
Ideastream Public Media

Michelle Moody
Publisher
West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Magazine

Margee Moore
CEO
BigOrange Marketing

Bill Priemer
President & CEO
Hyland Software

Alli Stevens
CEO
Powernet

Lewis Von Thaer
President & CEO
Battelle Memorial Institute

Teresa M. Williams
COO
CompuNet

INSURANCE

Robert J. Klonk
CEO & Chairman – Oswald Companies
NE Ohio

Education: Cleveland State University, Insurance License

Someone or Something You Admire: There are several people in my life I admire and several people who have encouraged me and built me into the successful CEO that I am today.

Umberto P. Fedeli
CEO
The Fedeli Group

Steven Glass
President & CEO
Medical Mutual

David Greenfield
Founder & CEO
3-hab

Tricia Griffith
President & CEO
Progressive

Quinn Guist
President
Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio

Robert J. Klonk
CEO & Chairman
Oswald Companies

Peter C. Madeja
President & CEO
Genex

Erhardt Preitauer
President & CEO
CareSource

Steve Ringel
President, Ohio Market
CareSource

Larry Sheakley
CEO
Sheakley

Eddie Taylor
President
Taylor Oswald

Kirt Walker
CEO
Nationwide

LAW

Clement H. Luken
Senior Partner – Wood Herron & Evans
SW Ohio

Education: B.S. Chemistry, Magna cum Laude, Xavier University; M.S. Chemistry, Xavier University; J.D. Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Something Surprising About You: I played trumpet for Pope John Paul II in Rome as part of a choir from several local churches performing in Italy on tour.

Brent Ballard
Managing Partner
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Michael B. Coleman
Partner-in-Charge of Government Law
Ice Miller Legal Counsel

Matthew Ernst
Founding Attorney
Ernst & Associates, LLC

Alan S. Fershtman
Managing Partner
KMK Law

Daniel J. Gentry
President & CEO
Coolidge Wall

Adam Hall
CEO
Frost Brown Todd LLC

William Hesch
Owner
William E. Hesch Law Firm

Larry H. James
Managing Partner
Crabbe Brown James LLP

Tami H. Kirby
Partner-in-Charge , Dayton Office
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

Clement Luken
Senior Partner
Wood Herron & Evans

Frederick R. Nance
Global Managing Partner
Squire Patton Boggs

John M. Saada Jr.
Partner-in-Charge Cleveland
Jones Day

MANUFACTURING

Kaci King
CEO – West Ohio Tool
Central Ohio

Education: Bachelor’s in accounting, University of Findlay

Hobby/Passion: I love to travel and not only see other sites but also experience others’ beliefs and culture. I enjoy wildlife, wildlife photography, gardening, and raising my own food (beef, eggs, veggies). I’m a dog mom and find great reward in training them for various certifications, tricks, etc.

Guy O’Gara
CEO – Automated Machine Systems, Inc.
SW Ohio

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, University of Kansas

Something Surprising About You: I am the last of nine children.

Something About Ohio You Love: Cincinnati skyline and Graeter’s Ice Cream

Warren Anderson
Owner & CEO
Anderson-DuBose Co.

Mike Archer
President & CEO
Pioneer Pipe

Joe Arcuri
President & CEO
American Greetings

Ryan Augsburger
President
Ohio Manufacturers’ Association

Michael P. Bauer
CEO
Libbey Glass LLC

Jason S. Brooks
Chairman & CEO
Rocky Brands

Dan Carestio
President & CEO
STERIS

Brian Chambers
Chairman, President & CEO
Owens Corning

Mark Eichhorn
CEO
Anchor Hocking

Kee Eun
CEO
Ultium Cells

Jim Evers
General Manager
Intel Ohio

Lourenco Goncalves
Chairman, President & CEO
Cleveland-Cliffs

Jeff Henson
Manager, Global Logistics
American Honda Motor Company

Sue Hulsmeyer
Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Communications
Midmark Corporation

Jerry James
President
Artex Oil Company

James Kamsickas
Chairman & CEO
Dana Incorporated

Ethan Karp
President & CEO
MAGNET

Kaci King
CEO
West Ohio Tool

Michael Koralewski
Chief Manufacturing Operations Officer
First Solar

Richard J. Kramer
Chairman, President & CEO
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Daryl Z. Laisure
President & CEO
ZIN Technologies, Inc.

Mark Lamoncha
President & CEO
Humtown

Steve Laserson
CEO
Vitamix

Thomas L. Lozick
Chairman & CEO
Swagelok Company

Christopher L. Mapes
Chairman, President & CEO
Lincoln Electric

Octavio Marquez
President & CEO
Diebold Nixdorf

Jon R. Moeller
Chairman, President & CEO
Procter & Gamble

Matt Monaghan
CEO & Chairman
Invacare

Guy O’Gara
CEO
Automated Machine Systems, Inc.

John A. Orlando
President & CEO
Orlando Baking Company

Angela Phillips
CEO
Phillips Tube Group, Inc.

Neal Restivo
CEO
Oatey Company

Kevin Sauder
CEO
Sauder Woodworking

Craig Seitz
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Crown Equipment Corporation

John Seroky
President
High Concrete Group

Neil Sethi
President & CEO
Transtar Industries

John S. Slattery
Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer
GE Aviation

Jeff Smith
Co-Owner & CEO
Elite Biomedical Solutions

Mark T. Smucker
Chairman, President & CEO
The J.M. Smucker Company

Kevin Stein
President & CEO
Transdigm Group, Inc.

Frank C. Sullivan
Chairman & CEO
RPM International, Inc.

Mike Workman
Founder
Contraxx Furniture

PHILANTHROPY/NONPROFITS

Christine Bucknell
Executive Director – A Kid Again – Northern Ohio
NE Ohio

Education: Bachelor’s degree in sociology, Kent State University

Something Surprising About You: I am an avid scuba diver and have done so in places like Bali, Belize, Egypt, Honduras and the Caribbean.

Christine Amer Mayer
President
GAR Foundation

John Banchy
President & CEO
The Children’s Home

Gordon Bowen
CEO
LifeBanc

Dale Brunner
President & CEO
YMCA of Greater Dayton

Christine Bucknell
Executive Director
A Kid Again – Northern Ohio Chapter

Joseph S. Byrum
President & CEO
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries

Jeffrey R. Corney
President & Executive Director
Cincinnati Nature Center

Lisa Courtice
President & CEO
United Way of Central Ohio

Michael Deemer
President & CEO
Downtown Cleveland Alliance

Lance Detrick
CEO
Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley

Mike Dunn
Executive Director
Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati

Kelly Falcone-Hall
President & CEO
Western Reserve Historical Society

Stephen Geib
Founder & Executive Director
AGAPE for Youth Inc.

Travis Gulling
Executive Director
A Kid Again – Central Ohio Chapter

Lisa Hanson
President & CEO
Culture Works

Nancy Hollenkamp
Co-Founder
Aubrey Rose Foundation

Tom Kelley
President & CEO
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area

Doug Kridler
President & CEO
The Columbus Foundation

Ed Lee
President & CEO
Habitat for Humanity Greater Cincinnati

John Litten
President & CEO
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

Michael McIntyre
Executive Director
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity

Tim Mettey
CEO
Matthew 25: Ministries

Sarah Mills
CEO
Health Care Access Now

Marsha A. Mockabee
President & CEO
Urban League of Greater Cleveland

James Mullen
President & CEO
United Way of Summit & Medina

Rosemary Oglesby-Henry
Founder & CEO
Rosemary’s Babies Co.

Mike Parks
President
The Dayton Foundation

Jorge Perez
President & CEO
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

John T. Petures, Jr.
President & CEO
Akron Community Foundation

Jock Pitts
President
People Working Cooperatively

Ronald B. Richard
President & CEO
Cleveland Foundation

Brian J. Santin
President
Ohio State Medical Association

Bill Spiker
President
Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges

Bill Stanley
State Director
The Nature Conservancy

Joshua Stucky
Founder; Owner
The RubiGirls, Inc; Square One Salon & Spa

E.J. Thomas
President & CEO
Habitat for Humanity – MidOhio

Marty Uhle
President & CEO
Community West Foundation

Karen Wonders
Founder & CEO
Maple Tree Cancer Alliance

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Matt Davis
CEO – COhatch
Central Ohio

Education: Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, Miami University; master’s degree in business, The Ohio State University

Someone or Something You Admire: My mother. She started as a kindergarten teacher, worked nights selling jewelry at JCPenney, became a secretary at Bank One, and ended up a VP at JP Morgan. She did it all to provide for me and my sister. She showed me that with hard work and committing to doing what it takes, you can accomplish your goals.

Jeff Ahola
CEO
Ahola Corporation

Doug Barry
President
BarryStaff

Jeffrey Becht
President & Owner
Sign Dynamics

Chris Bellamy
CEO
Cohen & Co

Noah Berkheimer
President & CEO
Beneficial Talent Source

Melanie Booher
President
Influence Network Media; PEOPLEfirst Talent & Retention Consulting

Kelly Borth
CEO
GREENCREST

Jodi Brandstetter
CEO
Influence Network Media

JB Buse, Jr.
Chairman & CEO
LOTH Cincinnati

Scott Chaikin
Executive Director
Dix & Eaton

Jarrod A. Clabaugh
President & CEO
Ohio Society of Association Professionals

Patrick Covey
Chairman, President & CEO
The Davey Tree Expert Company

Tanny Crane
President & CEO
Crane Group

Matt Davis
CEO
COhatch

Becky Edgren
Owner & CEO
PuroClean Emergency Services franchise

Lois Elrich
Founder
Real Change Business Coaching

Rob Falls
President & CEO
Falls & Co.

Tom Foos
President
ARMADA

Joseph Geraghty
Executive Director
Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority

Marty Grunder
President & CEO
Grunder Landscaping Co.

Matt Kaulig
Founder & Executive Chairman
Kaulig Companies

Kelly Keefe
President
ERC

Carl Kennebrew
President
IUE-CWA

Joe Kubic
CEO
Adcom

Allison Lanzilotta
Executive Vice President
Fleet Response

Wendy Lewis
CEO
[email protected]

Michael Linton
Co-Owner
Accurate HVAC

Charlie Lougheed
CEO
Axuall

Tina Marker
Creative Director & CEO
Windward Design Group

Scott Mcgohan
CEO
McGohan Brabender

David McNerney
President
Think Patented

Dennis Mingyar
Director of Economic Development
Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives

Neil Mortine
President & CEO
Fahlgren Mortine

Julie D. Mueller
President & CEO
Custom Design Benefits

Dan Neubert
Chief Operating Officer
Minute Men OhioComp

Gus G. Perdikakis
President & CEO
Gus Perdikakis Associates

Jim Price
President & CEO
Empower MediaMarketing

Todd M. Schneider
President & CEO
Cintas Corporation

Martha Shaker
President
Concept Rehab

Theresa Vermillion
Creator/Owner
Lighter Life Coach

Tracey Watts Cirino
Owner
Beyond Common Success Coaching & Training Co.

Jeannette Wierzbicki
Executive Director
Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association

Chris Wyse
President & CEO
Projects Unlimited Inc.

REAL ESTATE (Housing, Architects, Building and Construction)

Charissa W. Durst
President – Hardlines Design Company
Central Ohio

Education: Bachelor’s degree in architecture, University of Maryland; master’s degree in architecture, The Ohio State University

Someone or Something You Admire: Theodore Roosevelt. His memory allowed him to win any argument he got into!

Bill Baker
Owner & Principal
MSA Design

Jon Blunt
Owner
Luken Blunt Design Group

Adam Bortz
CEO
Towne Properties

Anthony Cafaro, Jr.
Co-President
Cafaro

James D. Cohen
President
CMC Properties

Larry Connor
Managing Partner
The Connor Group

Brent Crawford
Principal & Founder
Crawford Hoying

George Davis III
Owner & President
ProBuilt Homes Inc.

Erika Deady
President
Home Builders Association of Dayton

Jason Duff
Founder & CEO
Small Nation Properties

Charissa W. Durst
President
Hardlines Design Company

Brian Ellis
President & COO
Nationwide Realty Investors

Eric Farrell
Executive Director
Home Builders Association of Dayton

John J. Ferchill
Chairman & CEO
The Ferchill Group

Rich Fletcher
CEO
Realtor Alliance of Greater Cincinnati

Brent Gerken
President
The Gerken Companies

Clay P. Graham
Chairman & CEO
Shelly & Sands

Rick Greiwe
CEO
Greiwe Development

Louis Guttman
President & CEO
Hills Properties

Roberta “Bobbi” Lepi
Broker, Agent & Owner
Lepi & Associates Real Estate Services

Ric Moody
Broker/Auctioneer
Coldwell Banker Commercial Heritage

Scott Nelson
CEO
Comey & Shepherd Realtors

Karen A. Paganini
President
K&D Properties

Denny Patterson
President
Bi-Con Services

Douglas E. Price
President
K&D Properties

Bob Schottenstein
President & CEO
MI Homes

Robin Sheakley
President
Sibcy Cline

Tobi Skilken Gold
CEO
Skilken Gold Real Estate Development

Yaromir Steiner
Founder & CEO
Steiner + Associates

RETAIL/WHOLESALE

Jim Bass
President
Mike Bass Ford

Dan Boodjeh
CEO
Discount Drug Mart

Terri Cain
President & CEO
Lake Business Products

Tony Di Fiore
Owner
Car Parts Warehouse

Cindy Gaboury
Owner
Audio Etc.

Ken Ganley
Owner
Ken Ganley Automotive Group

Chas Geiger
President
Geiger’s

Marc Glassman
Chairman
Marc’s

Tim Glockner
President/Dealer Operator
Glockner Family of Dealerships

Jeff and Tom Heinen
Owners
Heinen’s

Michael Hennigan
President & CEO
Marathon Petroleum

Fran Horowitz
CEO
Abercrombie & Fitch

Joey Huang
President
Great Lakes Auto Network

Jim Lepi
Founder
Dresden & Company

John Mckenzie
President
Winsupply

W. Rodney McMullen
Chairman & CEO
Kroger

Daniel Miller
Owner
Miller’s Furniture

John P. Miller
President
Miller’s Rental and Sales

Wade Miquelon
President & CEO
Jo-Ann Stores

John G. Morikis
Chairman & CEO
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Sarah Nash
Interim CEO & Executive Chair
Bath & Body Works, Inc.

Alex Nemet
Owner
Northeast Factory Direct

Brian O’Donnell
President, CEO & Founder
Valley Ford

Daniel Saltzman
President
Dave’s Supermarkets

Rick Schwartz
Chairman
Winsupply

Alan Spitzer
Chairman & CEO
Spitzer Management, Inc.

Bruce K. Thorn
President & CEO
Big Lots, Inc.

Martin Waters
CEO
Victoria’s Secret & Co.

Les Wexner
Chairman Emeritus
Bath & Body Works, Inc.

Jeff Wyler
Founder & CEO
Jeff Wyler Automotive Family

Bruce Zoldan
Founder & CEO
Phantom Fireworks

TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

Corey Head
President & CEO – Sky Quest
NE Ohio

Education: Kent State University, BS in Aerospace Flight Technology

Someone or Something You Admire: Entrepreneurship, which requires much risk and hard work to create an entity that can provide for many employees.

Something Surprising About You: My wife and I met in flight training and she is also a full-time pilot.

Khalid Bahhur
Commissioner of Airports
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Burke Lakefront Airport.

Renato Camacho
President & CEO
Akron-Canton Airport

Peter Coratola
President & CEO
EASE Logistics

Corey Head
President & CEO
Sky Quest

Bryan Keller
CEO
Keller Logistics Group, Inc

Scott Mawaka
President & CEO
Fleet Response

Joseph R. Nardone
President & CEO
Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Tim O’Donnell
Director
Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport

UTILITY

Jereme Kent
CEO – One Energy Enterprises, Inc.
NW Ohio

Education: University of Michigan

Someone or Something You Admire: Admiral Rickover

Something Surprising About You: I have never taken a picture of myself on top of a wind turbine.

Proudest Moment: Turning on the first large turbine One Energy built and seeing it power the factory.

Nick Akins
Chairman & CEO
American Electric Power

Craig Arnold
Chairman & CEO
Eaton

Robert M. Blue
Chairman, President & CEO
Dominion Energy

Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells
CEO
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Jereme Kent
CEO
One Energy Enterprises Inc.

Kristina Lund
President & CEO
AES Ohio

William Rumpke, Jr.
President & CEO
Rumpke Waste & Recycling

Steven E. Strah
CEO
FirstEnergy