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.

Board of Directors  
Scott Boyes, Chairman Wooster Community Hospital
Adam Briggs, Vice Chairman Briggs Financial Group
Steve Slack, Treasurer OARDC
John Crum, Immediate Past Chair Seaman Corporation
Andrew Dix, Executive Committee Full Spectrum Marketing
Don Noble, Executive Committee United Titanium
Susan Baker Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnson
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
Ann Obrecht Wayne County Commissioner
   
Advisory Council  
Dave Bennfield OARDC
Sara Bolton College of Wooster
Maribeth Burns The J.M. Smucker Company
Fred Finney Moreland Fruit Farm
John Fitzpatrick Wayne County Farm Bureau
Derek Feuerstein City of Rittman
Bob Gessner MCTV
Bob Gorman Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston
Jake Hammerly Daisy Brand
Sandra Hull Mainstreet Wooster
Patrick Lindemann Schaeffler
Leslie Mast Rea & Associates
Mike O'Donnell Baaron
Rich Owens Ohio Means Jobs: Wayne County
Justin Starlin Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce
Andrew Vaeth Cureo
Kevin Vonderau Westfield Bank
Kevin Weldi Tekfor USA
Dave Wheeler AEP 



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