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.

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.

Mark Barbash

VP Professional Development, At-Large Director

Senior Strategic Advisor
Council of Development Finance Agencies
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 774-7599

Jamie Beier-Grant

Co-VP Economic Development Policy and Programs, Area Director Northwest

Ottawa County Improvement Corporation
8043 W. State Route 163, Suite 100
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
(419) 898-6242

Abbey Bemis

Area Director Northeast

Executive Director
Erie County EDC
247 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH  44870
(419) 625-7051

Darnita Bradley

At-Large Director

Manager Governmental Affairs & Economic Development
Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.
290 W. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 460-4615

Sarah Boyarko

Area Director Northeast

Senior Vice President, Economic Development
Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber
11 Federal Plaza Central, Suite 1600
Youngstown, OH  44503
(330) 744-2131, ext. 1108

Paul Brehm

Board Advisory Officer, Basic Course Chairperson

Economic Development Director
City of Forest Park, Ohio
1201 West Kemper Road
Forest Park, OH  45240
(513) 595-5207

Karen Conrad

Ex-Officio Director

Special Liaison to JobsOhio, Office of the Assistant Director
Ohio Development Services Agency
77 S. High Street, 29th Floor
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 728-6676


Joy Davis, CEcD

Area Director Southeast, Summit Chair

Executive Director
Hocking County CIC
30260 Industrial Park Drive
Logan, OH  43138
(740) 380-0446

Harry Eadon

Appointed Director

President/Executive Director
Economic Development and Finance
Alliance of Tuscarawas County
339 Oxford Street
Dover, OH  44622
(330) 602-4422 ext. 602

Jennifer Ekey

Area Director Southwest

City of Middletown-Economic Development
1 Donham Plaza
Middletown, OH  45042-1932
(513) 425-7847

Andrea Enders

REDO Ex-Officio, YP Chair

Manager, Projects & Business Development
REDI Cincinnati
3 East Fourth Street, Suite 301
Cincinnati, OH  45202
(513) 579-3142

Dan Evers

Immediate Past President, At-Large Director

Executive Director
Clinton County Port Authority
1113 Airport Road
Wilmington, OH  45177
(937) 655-7007

Steve Fritsch

REDO Ex-Officio

Director, Network Engagement
Team Northeast Ohio
1111 Superior Ave., Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH  44114
(330) 414-4676


Jeremiah Gracia, CEcD

VP Communications, Area Director Central

Economic Development Administrator
City of Dublin
5800 Shier Rings Rd
Dublin, OH 43016
(614) 410-4655

Quinten Harris

Co-VP Economic Development Policy and Programs, Area Director Central

Deputy Director for Jobs and Economic Development
Department of Development
City of Columbus
50 West Gay Street #3
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 645-0772

Mitch Heaton

REDO Ex-Officio

Vice President, Economic Development
Dayton Development Coalition
900 Kettering Tower
Dayton, OH  45423
(937) 229-

Tracey Hogan

Secretary Ex-Officio

17 S. High St., Suite 200
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 228-4725

Patty Huddle

At-Large Director

Senior VP, Economic Development
Columbus 2020
150 South Front Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 225-6065

Sean K. Hughes, MS

Appointed Director

Economic Development Director
City of Delaware
1 South Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
(740) 203-1016

Anthony Iachini

Area Director Southeast

Development Site Coordinator
Buckeye Hills – HVRDD
1400 Pike Street
Marietta, OH  45750
(740) 376-7661

Holly Johnson

VP Memberships, At-Large Director

Adams County Economic and Community Development
215 North Cross St., Suite 101
West Union, OH  45693
(937) 544-5151

Anthony Jones

Appointed Director

Director of Planning and Development
City of Gahanna
200 S. Hamilton Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 342-4015

Chris Lipson

Area Director West Central

Senior Development Specialist
City of Dayton Office of Economic Development
101 West Third Street
Dayton, OH  45402
(937) 333-3820

Jeff Loehrke

ODOT Ex-Officio

Regional Manager
Ohio Department of Transportation
1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(419) 373-4473

Chris Xeil Lyons

President, Area Director Southwest

Director of Economic Development
City of Sharonville, Ohio
10900 Reading Road
Sharonville, OH 45241
(513) 563-1144

Dean Monske

REDO Ex-Officio

President and CEO
Regional Growth Partnership
300 Madison, Suite 270
Toledo, OH  43604
(419) 252-2700 ext. 307

Stuart Moynihan

Ex-Officio Director

Network Manager
41 S. High Street, Suite 1500
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 300-1371

Lisa Patt-McDaniel

At-Large Director, Workforce Chair

President & CEO
Workforce Dev. Board of Central Ohio
1650 Lake Shore Drive
Columbus, OH  43204
(740) 559-6051

Tom Poorman

REDO Ex-Officio

Project Manager
Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth
35 Public Square
Nelsonville, OH  45764
(740) 753-3333

Jennifer Price

Acting Executive Director

17 S. High St., Suite 200
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 506-1500 (cell)

Martin Russell

Appointed Director

Warren County Office of Economic Development
406 Justice Drive
Lebanon, OH  45036
(513) 695-2090

Justin Sommer

President-Elect/Treasurer, Area Director West Central

Vice President of Business Development
Bruns General Contracting
3050 Tipp-Cowlesville Rd.
Tipp City, OH  45371
(937) 339-2300

David Zak

VP Investors, Area Director Northwest

President & CEO
Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership
19 W. Market St., Suite C
Tiffin, OH  44883
(419) 447-3831

Looking for a member not listed here? See our complete list of members here.

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Or if you’d prefer, reach out to our staff directly.

Jennifer Tisone Price

Executive Director

17 S. High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 506-1500

Tracey Hogan

Executive Secretary

17 S. High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 228-4725

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