OFIC Board of Trustees

Executive Committee 


*Francie B. Henry
Market President-Central Ohio
Fifth Third Bank

Vice Chair

*James M. Gasior
President & CEO
The Cortland Savings and Banking Company

Vice Chair (college)

*Katherine Rowe Fell
The University of Findlay

Vice Chair-elect (college)

*Thomas Kruczek
Notre Dame College


*James G. Fahey
Chief Learning Officer
HBK CPAs & Consultants


*David A. King
Malone University

Past Chair

*Todd F. Clossin
President & CEO
WesBanco Inc.

*Barbara J. Britenriker Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Farmers & Merchants State Bank

*Carlos Campo
Ashland University

*Sean M. Decatur
Kenyon College

*Robert C. Helmer
Baldwin Wallace University

*Eddie Taylor
Taylor Oswald LLC

*Adam Weinberg
Denison University

Representing Business and Industry

Akron / Canton / Cincinnati / Cleveland / Columbus / Dayton / Toledo / Life Trustees



Charles D. Lasky
Senior Vice President for HR, First Energy Service Company

Robert W. Malone
Shareholder, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs

Christopher J. Maurer
Retired Executive VP, Chief HR Officer, FirstMerit Bank

Robert G. Merzweiler
Chairman & CEO, Landmark Plastic Corporation

Richard N. Seaman
President Emeritus, Seaman Corporation

Donzell S. Taylor
President & CEO, Welty Building Co. Ltd.



William H. Belden, Jr.
Chairman & CEO, Belden Brick Co.

T. Stephen Gregory
President, Gregory Industries, Inc.

Todd A. Lensman
President, FOFM, LLC

Robert Murphy
Partner, Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh

Edward J. Roth III
President, Aultman Hospital

Randolph L. Snow
Of Counsel, Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh



Evan J. Andrews
Executive Vice President, Montgomery Inn Inc.

David L. Belew
Retired Chairman, Beckett Paper Company

Tommie Lewis
President & CEO, Make it Plain Consulting, LLC

Thomas R. Schuck
Partner, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister


Thomas D. Bechtel
CPA, Partner-in-Charge, A&A, Cohen & Co.

Albert P. Blank
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Union Home Mortgage

Timothy E. Boyle
Vice President & Chief Counsel Competition and Trade Regulation, Eaton Corp.

**Gabriel Bruno
Chief Human Resources Officer, Lincoln Electric

James P. Carulas
Chief Executive Officer, Meaden & Moore Ltd.

Michael F. Hilton
President & CEO, Nordson Corporation

Patrick Hyland, Jr.
Architect/Senior Associate, The DLR Group/Westlake Reed Leskosky

Michael V. Johnson
Retired HR Executive

Suzanne Miklos
President, O.E. Strategies

Timothy G. Novotny
Shareholder, Maloney + Novotny LLC

Thomas A. Piraino, Jr.
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Parker Hannifin Corporation

James M. Switzer
Director, Infrastructure Program Management, AT&T

*Eddie Taylor, Jr.
President, Taylor Oswald LLC


**Vinita J. Clements
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Nationwide Financial

*Todd F. Clossin
President & CEO, WesBanco

William T. Conard II
Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP

Frederick G. Hadley
Vice President, Park National Bank

*Francie B. Henry
Market President-Central Ohio, Fifth Third Bank

James M. Malz
Region Manager, Ohio, JPMorgan Chase

**Randall K. Marker
President, Thomas & Marker Construction Co.

Kyle J. Pifher
Principal, Findley Davies Inc. 

**Diana Westhoff
Vice President, Huntington Bank

William S. Williams
Chairman Emeritus, Tri-W Group, Inc.


Erik Freudenberg
Vice President/Market Leader, Horan


Lindsay M. Johnson
Attorney, Freund, Freeze & Arnold

Bear Monita
Partner, LWC Incorporated



Tim Alter
President, Rudolph/Libbe Inc.

*Barbara J. Britenriker
Executive Vice President/CFO, Farmers & Merchants State Bank

Stephen A. Hirzel
President, Hirzel Canning Company

Mike Koralewski
Vice President Site Operations, First Solar Corporation


Ronald A. McMaster
Retired, Glasstech Inc.

Michael A. Muse
AIA-Architect/Principal, The Collaborative Inc.

William J. Wolf
President, Plant Nutrient Group, The Andersons, Inc.


Phillip B. Dennison
Principal, Packer Thomas

*James G. Fahey
Chief Learning Officer, HBK CPAs & Consultants

*James M. Gasior
President & CEO, The Cortland Savings and Banking Company

**Timothy F. Shaffer
Senior Vice President, Region President, Farmers National Bank

Mark Wenick
Chief Wealth Management Officer, Farmers National Bank of Canfield

Mark Wenick is the Chief Wealth Management Officer at Farmers National Bank in Boardman, Ohio. He oversees the bank's wealth management services, which includes their trust, investments, insurance, and private client businesses. He also is a member of the bank's board and senior management team. Mark was previously the Mahoning Valley regional president for Michigan's Chemical Bank. Mr. Wenick has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law. He's a native of southwestern Pennsylvania and has served on the boards of Boys and Girls Club, Hospice of the Valley and Volunteer Services to Seniors, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to name a few.

Mike Koralewski is Vice President of Operations at First Solar. He has been with First Solar since 2006, leading their global quality and product reliability initiatives. Mr. Koralewski has been significantly involved in the globalization of the manufacturing replication process in both roles. Prior to First Solar, he was employed by Dana Corporation where he served as Director of Quality for their Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, along with a variety of quality functions throughout different business units over his 10 year time with the company. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a BSE in Chemical Engineering and holds an MBA from Bowling Green State University.

Erik Freudenberg, CBC, Vice President, Dayton Market Leader, Horan, holds the Chartered Benefit Consultant designation (CBC) and is widely known as an expert in consumer-driven health, innovative plan designs, and creative funding strategies, providing numerous education seminars to local and regional employee benefits and human resource professionals. He previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Chard Snyder, a leading third-party administrator of employee benefits. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati and Master of Education degree in Educational Foundations. Mr. Freudenberg serves on the Fundraising Committee of Daybreak; served the March of Dimes as its 2014 Chair, Chef's Auction; and is a member of the Corporate Community Roundtable, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Healthy Ohio Business Council, Dayton Development Coalition and the Dayton Racquet Club.

James M. Gasior has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Cortland Bancorp and its banking subsidiary, the Cortland Savings the Banking Company, since November 2009. He is also a member of the Company's Board of Directors and has been a Director since 2005. Mr. Gasior previously served on the Company's executive management team as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was Corporate Secretary of Cortland Bancorp and the Bank from November 2005 - October 2009. He joined the Company on March 30, 1990. His previous positions at the Company include General Audit Officer, Operations Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Senior Lending Officer. Mr. Gasior is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Ohio Society of CPAs. He is also a member and Director of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Ohio Bankers League, the Financial Managers Society, the RMA Northeast Ohio chapter, the Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance Advisory Council at Youngstown State University, YSU's University Outreach.

Michael F. Hilton is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), a leading producer of precision equipment for dispensing adhesives, coatings and other materials. Since joining Nordson in 2010, Mr. Hilton has led the company to record sales and earnings results through a deepened focus on innovative new products, emerging markets, continuous improvement and strategic acquisitions. Prior to joining Nordson, he spent 33 years at Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD), in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Hilton serves on the board of directors of Ryder System Inc. (NYSE: R); the board of trustees and the executive council of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI); the board of MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network); and the board of Friends of Breakthrough Schools. He is also a board member of the Nordson Corporation Foundation and is active in United Way and a variety of other charitable endeavors. Mr. Hilton holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and an MBA from Lehigh University.

Suzanne Miklos, Ph.D. is President of O.E. Strategies in Broadview Hts. She has twenty years' experience consulting to organizations in improving effectiveness of human interaction and people management practices. Clients, including manufacturing, professional service firms and public organizations, experience measurable results in improved people practices. She uses data to increase individual and organizational self-awareness leading to increased personal and organizational effectiveness. Service, flexibility and strong partnerships between O.E.S. staff and other partners have led to the success of the firm. O.E.S. has a track record of building customized processes on technology platforms in several national companies. Dr. Miklos is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and received her Ph.D. in Industrial Gerontological Psychology from The University of Akron.

Timothy G. Novotny, CPA, Shareholder, Maloney & Novotny, Cleveland. Mr. Novotny joined Maloney & Navotny in 1977 and is shareholder-in-charge of the Education Services Group. He has more than 40 years of experience working with educational institutions. His client engagements include colleges and universities, private schools, foundations, trade associations, various civic and cultural organizations and a diverse group of other not-for-profit organizations. He is a recognized industry expert and a frequent guest lecturer, presenting numerous seminars related to a variety of educational issues locally and nationally. A 1977 graduate of the University of Dayton, Tim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past member of the Board of Directors and the executive committee of the Ohio Society of CPA's and past President of the Cleveland Chapter of Ohio Society of CPA's. Tim is the current treasurer of the Board of the Ohio Erie Canal Association; a member of the audit committee for the Cleveland Metro Parks and The United Way of Greater Cleveland, as well as a member of various other local boards.

William S. Williams, Chairman Emeritus, Tri- W Group (The W. W. Williams Company), Columbus. Mr. Williams joined The W. W. Williams Company in April 1978, after serving as a staff accountant for Geupel Construction from 1975-1978. The company sells and services Detroit Diesel and MTU diesel engines, Allison transmissions, MTU Onsite Energy generator sets and Carrier Transicold transport refrigeration units from twenty-nine locations in nine states in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest US and northern Mexico for the truck, bus, power generation, construction, industrial, military, mining and marine markets. They also provide logistical services for the military in three states. Mr. Williams graduated from The Columbus Academy; holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Ohio State University. He is a former deacon and elder at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church and a member of Catawba Island Club, Columbus Club, Rocky Fork Hunt and Country Club, and the Scioto Country Club.

James Fahey, PAFM is the Chief Learning Officer at HBK CPAs & Consultants, a Top 100 CPA firm with offices in OH, PA, NJ and FL. He has more than 25 years CPA firm experience working in human resources, recruiting, training and development, technology and practice management. His CPA firm experience covers a 25 person local firm, an 85 person regional firm and now a 500+ person national firm. This broad experience helps him understand the unique needs of CPA firms large and small. He is a prior board member of the CPA Firm Management Association. Mr. Fahey earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Human Resources from The University of Akron.

Michael V. Johnson is a Global Human Resources and Business Executive with extensive Private Equity and Fortune 500 experience delivering innovative human capital solutions in the Specialty Chemicals, Pharmaceutical and Industrial Technology industries for more than three decades. Currently, he is a Senior Vice President of Board & Executive Services for Ratliff & Taylor, Northeast Ohio's largest full-service talent management firm. Prior to Ratliff & Taylor, Mike was a Corporate Officer and member of the Executive Committee as Vice President Human Resources for OM Group Inc. Mike also held Human Resource leadership positions at FXI Foamex Innovations, Inc. and the global pharmaceutical company, Sanofi-Aventis. Mike received both his Masters of Science, Industrial Relations and Bachelor of Science, Business Administration at Loyola University of Chicago. In addition to his impressive professional accomplishments, Mike has served on several non-profit, community and church boards.

Tim Boyle is Vice President and Chief Counsel-Competition and Trade Regulation at Eaton Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. He joined Eaton in 2002 and is responsible for antitrust and competition, export and import regulatory issues, government contracts and internal investigations for Eaton on a world-wide basis. Eaton manufactures electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulic components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulic and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems. The company has approximately 76,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. Mr. Boyle graduated, with honors, from Duke University School of Law in 1986 and with highest honors from Denison University in 1983.

Eddie Taylor, Jr. is President of Taylor Oswald, LLC. Oswald Companies is one of the nation's largest and most respected insurance brokerage firms. He is also a co-founder of Collaborent Group, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in the development and execution of group purchasing programs. Eddie was the founder of Integrated Consulting Services, Ltd., a privately held, third-party administrator for workers' compensation and has previously owned or operated companies in a variety of industries including warehousing and distribution. Mr. Taylor was the Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Leadership Center and is a former Board Chair for the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is the immediate past Chairman of The Presidents' Council, LLC. He also serves as a board member for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (Executive Committee), College Now Greater Cleveland, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE), and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He also serves on the President's Visiting Committee for Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Allegheny College and completed the Executive MBA Program at the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. Eddie is an active member of The Presidents' Council in Cleveland, OH and Black Young Presidents' Organization (BYO). He's a graduate of Leadership Cleveland (Class of 2000).

Patrick Hyland has delivered several successful design solutions to significant clients, such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Cleveland Browns, Penn State University, Ohio State University, and the University of Mount Union. He has also worked on master plans and various facilities for Baldwin-Wallace University, Kent State University, Hathaway Brown School, Western Reserve Academy, Holy Name High School, Westminster College, the New Albany Community Authority, Saint Vincent-Saint Mary High School, Canisius High School, Saint Joseph Academy, and the General Services Administration. Mr. Hyland graduated with a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture in 2004. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction in 1997 from the Pennsylvania State University, where he was also awarded a Faculty Letter of Commendation. Mr. Hyland has served on the graduate faculty of Kent State University's College of Architecture & Environmental Design and Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. Mr. Hyland has taught undergraduate and graduate architectural + urban design studios at Kent State University and Penn State University. In addition to teaching, he has also served on design juries at Penn State University, Kent State University, Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, and for Cleveland Public Art. Mr. Hyland's independent design work was shown in the "Influence + Imposition" exhibit at Cleveland Public Art during 2007 and other venues, including the AIA Cleveland's Architect's Draw Exhibition in 2012, Pentagon September 11th Memorial Competition Exhibition at the National Building Museum (2002), and faculty and student exhibitions at Penn State and Yale. In addition, Mr. Hyland has presented his work to various institutions and conferences, including the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), the College Building Expo, and the Department of Architecture at Penn State, Kent State CUDC, and Pecha Kecha Cleveland. Mr. Hyland has been a resident of Parma, Ohio since 2006. He and his wife Jennifer, a life-long Parma resident, have two children.

Mr. Bruno has held his current position since February 18, 2016 and has been its Executive Vice President since March 7, 2015. Gabe served as Chief Information Officer of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. from March 7, 2015 to February 18, 2016. He served as an Interim Chief Information Officer at Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. from February 18, 2016 to June 2016, Vice President at Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., from May 2012 to February 19, 2014, and Vice President and Corporate Controller of Lincoln Electric Company (a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc.) since January 12, 2006. He began his career at Lincoln Electric in 1995 as Financial Reporting Manager. He was named North American Controller in 1997, and in 2003 he was appointed Director, Finance and Information Technology of Lincoln Electric. He served as Corporate Controller and Director of Information Technology of Lincoln Electric since 2004. Before joining Lincoln, he was a manager in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Gabe received his accounting degree from John Carroll University.

Vinita Clements currently serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Nationwide Financial. In this role, she provides strategic human resources leadership and consultation to the President and Chief Operating Officer of Nationwide Financial, Kirt Walker. Vinita joined Nationwide in April of 2004. In her previous experience with Nationwide, she supported the Exclusive Channel Regional Operations led by Amy Shore, the IndependentPi Channel Regional Operations led by Jeff Rommel and Nationwide National Partners organization led by Gary Douglas. During her tenure with Nationwide, Vinita has also supported the Call Centers, Veterinary Pet Insurance, Nationwide Bank, and the Affinity Business Units. Prior to joining Nationwide, she had 15 years of experience in Sales, Call Center Operations and Human Resource Management including leadership of Human Assets and Leadership/Performance for the Global Markets team at AT&T.

Randy Marker: Known for his high energy, creative thinking, and his ability to read the room and engage his audience, Randy provides the vision and leadership for Thomas & Marker Construction, a commercial contractor and construction management firm, with offices in Bellefontaine and Columbus, Ohio. He joined the firm in 1984, after six years with Texas Instruments, where he worked in both their government defense and consumer electronic divisions. Focused on associate development and empowerment, through Randy's direction, Thomas & Marker has grown to become one of the largest and most reputable construction and real estate development firms in west-central Ohio. Randy's education includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Texas Tech University. Randy is active in community economic development, and has volunteered his time in numerous organizations, including the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, YMCA, the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, and the Logan County Chamber of Commerce.

Tim Shaffer was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He has been in the banking industry for over 30 years, all in the Mahoning Valley market. For over 25 years he has been Commercial Lender or in Commercial Loan management. He began his career at Bank One in 1984 and later spent 19 years at Huntington National Bank and its antecedents. He joined Farmers National Bank of Canfield in 2011 and was promoted to the Bank Board in 2013. He has served as East Region President of Farmers since June 2015, overseeing the Commercial Lending, Commercial Treasury, and Private Client teams. Tim's education includes: BSBA from Youngstown State University - 1984; MBA from the University of Akron - 1989, and Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin/Madison - graduating August 2017.

Diana has more than 25 years of leadership, management, and training & development experience in the financial industry, Diana works for Huntington National Bank in the Commercial Banking business segment supporting procedure design and writing, internal communications and training. She also delivers service to businesses and colleagues in the areas of facilitation, leadership, coaching, professional development and consulting. Prior to Huntington, Diana worked for JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) for 27 years in the areas of Retail Financial Services, Asset Management, Treasury & Securities Services and Chase Credit Diana has a BA in Organizational Communications from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. She has experience and training in Personal Branding, Time Management, Crucial Conversations, Conflict Resolution and Customer Service. She's recognized for excellence in adaptability, commitment, high energy, leadership, planning & organization, communications and strong relationships.

Life Trustees


Robert E. Mercer
Retired Chairman, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Ward J. Timken
President, Timken Foundation of Canton

Charles J. Tyburski
Of Counsel, Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh



Representing OFIC Member Colleges & Universities

**Carmen Twillie Ambar
President, Oberlin College, Oberlin

Sarah Bolton
President, The College of Wooster, Wooster

*Carlos Campo
President, Ashland University, Ashland

**Jeanne Colleran
Interim President, John Carroll University, Cleveland

*Sean M. Decatur
President, Kenyon College, Gambier 

David R. Decker
President, Franklin University, Columbus

Sister Christine DeVinne
President, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike

Daniel A. DiBiasio
President, Ohio Northern University, Ada

*Katherine Rowe Fell
President, The University of Findlay, Findlay

**Michael Frandsen
President, Wittenberg University, Springfield

Mary Ann Gawelek
President, Lourdes University, Sylvania

**Robert A. Gervasi
President, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus



James M. Harder
President, Bluffton University, Bluffton

Susan Schneider Hasseler
President, Muskingum University, New Concord

*Robert C. Helmer
President, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea

Robert H. Huntington
President, Heidelberg University, Tiffin

Rockwell Jones
President, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware

Richard Jusseaume
President, Walsh University, North Canton

*David A. King
President, Malone University, Canton

Kathy A. Krendl
President, Otterbein University, Westerville

*Thomas G. Kruczek
President, Notre Dame College, Cleveland

Richanne C. Mankey
President, Defiance College, Defiance

W. Richard Merriman
President, University of Mount Union, Alliance

Elizabeth L. Paul
President, Capital University, Columbus

Brian D. Posler
President, Lake Erie College, Painesville

James M. Reynolds
President, Wilmington College, Wilmington

William N. Ruud
President, Marietta College, Marietta

Father Sean O. Sheridan, TOR
President, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville 

Henry Spaulding
President, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon

Eric F. Spina
President, University of Dayton, Dayton

Lori E. Varlotta
President, Hiram College, Hiram

*Adam Weinberg
President, Denison University, Granville 

Thomas White
President, Cedarville University, Cedarville

*Denotes Executive Committee Member
**New Trustee