WEDC Board

The Wayne Economic Development Council Board and Advisory Council includes up to 36 members representing county and local government, chambers of commerce, public utilities, manufacturing, agriculture, legal/professional, finance, and education.

Collectively the WEDC Board & Advisory Council is charged with providing guidance and leadership in the WEDC's efforts to facilitate "an organized, planned, and orderly growth strategy addressing the needs of the public and private sector."  The Council meets monthly to address organizational performance and to coordinate the activities/initiatives focused on strengthening the community assets influencing business retention, expansion and attraction.

2021 Board & Advisory Council

Board of Directors  
Don Noble, Chairman United Titanium
Maribeth Burns, Vice Chairman The J.M. Smucker Company
Lesley Mast, Treasurer Rea & Associates
Andrew Dix, Immediate Past Chair Dix 1898, Inc.
Adam Briggs, Executive Committee Briggs Financial Group
Eddie Steiner, Executive Committee The Commercial & Savings Bank
   
Mike Hedberg City of Orrville Office of Economic Development
Randy Kitzmiller  Venture Products
Joel Montgomery City of Wooster
Lori Reinbolt Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce
   
Permanent Members  
Dave Handwerk, Mayor City of Orrville
Bill Robertson, Mayor City of Rittman
Bob Breneman, Mayor City of Wooster
Becky Foster Wayne County Commissioner
   
Advisory Council  
Danny Teixeira Akron Brass
Scott Boyes Wooster Community Hospital
Sarah Bolton College of Wooster
Scott Dormire Daisy Brand
Jeff Swartz Seaman Corporation
Lindsay Shoup Ohio Farm Bureau
Bobbie Beshara City of Rittman
Ben Maibach The Wooster Brush Company
Bob Gorman Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston
Lynn Moomaw Wayne County Schools Career Center
Anne Dorrance The Ohio State University, Wooster Campus
Patrick Lindemann Schaeffler
Tom Marting GOJO Industries
Kevin Trent D+S Distribution
Rich Owens Wayne County JFS
Samira Zimmerly Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce
Andrew Vaeth Cureo
Kevin Vonderau Westfield Bank
Kevin Weldi Tekfor USA
Jina Duplain AEP 
Kurt Steiner Steinhurst Farms



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