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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