DeWine Creates Ohio Economic Business Recovery Advisory Board

Apr 3, 2020 | News, Newsletter

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the members of the Ohio Economic Business Recovery Advisory Board on Friday, April 3.  The group was created to be an advisory board to help state officials as they deal with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Frank Sullivant, CEO of Medina-based RPM International Inc. will lead the board. Other members are:
  • Patrick Bowe, president and CEO, The Andersons, Inc.
  • Mike Brooks, chairman, Rocky Boots
  • Brian Burgett, president, Kokosing Construction Company
  • Toby Cosgrove, executive advisor, Cleveland Clinic
  • Sam Covelli, CEO, Covelli Enterprises
  • Paul Dolan, owner, Cleveland Indians
  • Jacqueline Gamblin, founder and CEO, JYG Innovations
  • Mike Hennigan, president and CEO, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Steven Johnston, president and CEO, Cincinnati Financial Corporation
  • Cameron Mitchell, founder and CEO, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
  • Kelly Moore, owner, GKP Auto Parts
  • Loretta Mester, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Dan Pritchard, president and CEO, A.J. Rose Manufacturing Company
  • Dwight Smith, chairman and CEO, Sophisticated Systems
  • Frank Sullivan, chairman and CEO, RPM International
  • Mark Smucker, president and CEO, The J.M. Smucker Company
  • David Taylor, chairman, president and CEO, Procter and Gamble
  • Vanessa Whiting, president, A.E.S. Management Group

Be sure to check OEDA’s COVID-19 Resource Center for news and information to help economic developers during this crisis.  And don’t miss our webinar with Lt. Governor Husted on Monday, April 6 at 10 a.m.

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OEDA 2022 Annual Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development.  Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized statewide!

A panel of judges will evaluate the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below.  Award winners will be announced in conjunction with the 2022 OEDA Annual Summit, being held October 3-6 at the Exchange at Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio. 

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