Who We Are



OEDA is your partner for success at every step of your career.  Our foundational programs and services are designed to support you in your current position as well as preparing you for future career growth.  Whether it is through our jobs board, opportunities to connect, or your expansion of knowledge, OEDA opens doors and expands opportunities.



Here's Your Invitation


Now’s the time! For nearly a decade, OEDA’s members have been leaders in advancing Ohio’s economy, winning projects, creating jobs and building communities. Now is your chance to become a part of our growing organization.  OEDA offers memberships categories to meet the needs of individual professionals as well as discounted memberships for organizations with multiple members.  In addition, affiliated professionals can join OEDA and connect with the top economic and community developers in Ohio.



Please note that OEDA memberships are by individual (not by company/organization) and are calendar year based.  Membership is non-transferrable.  If you are a new member, please note the option to join at a discounted rate after the first quarter of the year.

You may be able to deduct dues and some expenses on your business tax return for membership in OEDA, a professional trade association.  We suggest checking with your organization’s accountant or tax professional. 

Multi-Member Discount

  • Be sure to take advantage of our discounted rates for multiple members from the same organization. Dues for 2nd and subsequent members from the same organization are only $225.


Member in Transition

  • Member in Transition is a membership category for individual members who are undergoing a transition in their career status as a result of a temporary change to their employment status.



  • Retiree Membership is available to former individual members who have retired from full or part-time employment.



  • Open to any person enrolled as a full-time student at an institute of higher learning such as a college or university.

Key Leaders

Successful economic development requires partnership and coordination between state and local government, public and private entities, and industry and community organizations.  In recognition of this unique structure, OEDA’s board is comprised of outstanding economic developers from across the state as well as representatives of JobsOhio, Ohio Development Services Agency, and Ohio Department of Transportation and each of the six JobsOhio Network Partners.


Matt Abbott

Area Director-Southeast Ohio

Executive Director
Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority
Zanesville, OH

Stephanie Bosco

At-Large Director

Executive Director
Lancaster Port Authority
Lancaster, OH

Sam Brady

At-Large Director

President & C.E.0.
Jackson County Economic Development Partnership
Jackson, OH

Glenda Bumgarner, Ph.D

Chair of the Board

President & CEO
Appalachian Partnership, Inc. & Affiliates
Logan, OH


Maribeth Burns

At-Large Director

Wayne Economic Development Council
Wooster, OH 

Anthony Cadle

At-Large Director

Division Manager
City of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Sarah Custer

DDC Economic Development Director

Project Manager
Dayton Development Coalition
Dayton, OH

Logan Dawson

One Columbus Economic Development Director

Senior Project Manager
One Columbus
Columbus, OH

David Fehr

Southwest Area Director

Director of Development
Butler County Development Department
Hamilton, OH

James Gates

ODOT Economic Development Director

Ohio Department of Transportation
Columbus, OH

Sean Hughes

Area Director-Central Ohio

Economic Development Director
City of Delaware
Delaware, OH

Renee Ligon

TeamNEO Economic Development Director

Director of Partnerships & Engagement
Team NEO
Cleveland, OH

Kimberly Marshall

Area Director—Northwest Ohio

Economic Development Director
City of Medina
Medina, OH

Tim Mayle

Immediate Past President

Executive Director
Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics
Findlay, OH

Stuart Moynihan

JobsOhio Economic Development Director

Director, Network & Strategic Partnerships
Columbus, OH

Richard Osgood

At-Large Director

Director of Development
Miami County Department of Development
Troy, OH

Andrea Pinho

REDI Cincinnati Economic Development Director

Director, Site Selection and Real Estate
REDI Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Amy Schrimpf

Area Director-West Central Ohio

Economic Development Manager
City of Kettering
Kettering, OH

Taylor Stepp

OhioSE Economic Development Director

Project Manager
Jackson, OH

Gary Thompson

RGP Economic Development Director

Executive Vice President – COO
RGP Northwest Ohio
Toledo, OH

Thomas Winston

Area Director-Northwest Ohio

Toledo/Lucas County Port Authority
Toledo, OH

Jennifer Price

OEDA President & CEO

Ohio Economic Development Association
Columbus, OH


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