OWU

OWU Names Alum As New Director Of Human Resources

8 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University has appointed Imogene Gregory Johnson as OWU’s Director of Human Resources. A 1980 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in HR management.

Johnson will begin her new role June 1, and will be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing programs to attract, develop, retain, and advance talented administrative and support staff. She also will collaborate with members of the university’s Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to catalyze Ohio Wesleyan’s efforts to advance goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. More…

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Business

Regional President Named For Local Bank

29 Mar , 2021  

The First Citizens National Bank BizSpotlight - Columbus Business First

Special to 1808Delaware

Mark Johnson, President and CEO of The First Citizens National Bank, has announced that Frank Reinhard joined the bank team as Regional President, Delaware Market. Reinhard will lead the bank’s team of business banking advisors, commercial lenders, and business banking specialists from its new banking center at the corner of W. William Street and S. Franklin Street
in Delaware, Ohio that will open in April. More…

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Westerville

Bechtold Named Westerville Assistant City Manager

5 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Westerville City Manager Monica Irelan has appointed Jason Bechtold as Assistant City Manager. Bechtold will transition from his position as Westerville’s Economic Development Director on Monday, March 8.

Bechtold replaces Julie Colley, who announced her retirement last year, leaving her role in late January. Bechtold was hired by Colley in 2009, and has managed economic development for the community for 11 years.

“Jason has strong relationships in the development community and a clear vision for a future Westerville,” said Irelan. “We complement each other in work style, and his experience in Westerville and around the Columbus region are advantages for attracting and retaining jobs and protecting property values. Jason’s already an asset to our team and he will excel in this role.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

County Recorder Appointed Chair Of Statewide Committee

5 Feb , 2021  

The Ohio Recorders Association (ORA) held their annual Winter Conference in Columbus Nov. 16-18, which includes swearing in their executive committee for the upcoming year. The Executive Committee and incoming ORA President Ann Block appoint chairpersons to the ORA Committees.

The Ohio Recorder’s Association’s Executive Committee has appointed Melissa Jordan, Delaware County Recorder, as Chairwoman of the Continuing Education Committee for the calendar year 2021.

“This vital committee is tasked with providing continuing education opportunities to the 88 County Recorders of the State so that they can fulfill their statutory obligation to acquire the required CE credit hours for each year of their term,” said Ann Block, 2020-21 ORA President and Monroe County Recorder. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware Countian Reappointed To Ohio Expositions Commission

12 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It was recently announced by the State of Ohio that John R. Page of Lewis Center has been reappointed to the Ohio Expositions Commission for a term beginning January 8, 2021, and ending December 1, 2026.

Page has served as general manager of the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center, and in 2018 was selected by his peers for his leadership and civic contributions by being included in the Most Admired Chief Operating Officers by Columbus Business First.

The Ohio Expositions Commission itself was established in 1961 when the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation creating a new governing body for the Ohio Expo Center. Prior to 1961, the State Board of Agriculture oversaw the Center. The Commission maintains and manages state property reserved for the purpose of conducting at least one Fair annually. More…

Life in Delaware County

Delaware Countians Named To State Boards And Commissions

13 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Among recent end-of-year appointments to various boards and commissions of the State of Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine included three residents of Delaware County. They include:

Scott Borgemenke of Dublin has been appointed to the Ohio University Board of Trustees for a term beginning January 1, 2021 and ending May 13, 2027.

Benjamin W. Fields of Powell has been reappointed to the State Board of Psychology for a term beginning December 11, 2020 and ending October 4, 2025.

Since 1972, the Ohio Board of Psychology has been providing protections to the public through examinations, licensing, education, and investigating complaints and maintaining accountability among Ohio’s psychologists, school psychologists licensed for private practice, supervised providers, and applicants for licensure. The Board is comprised of nine members appointed by the governor—six license holders and three consumer advocates. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Three Delaware Countians Named To State Positions

2 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The office of Governor Mike DeWine has announced the appointment of three Delaware County residents to positions on state boards and commissions.

Jo Hannah Ward of Delaware has been appointed to the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Council for a term beginning October 26, 2020, and ending June 1, 2022.

Adam C. Shank of Powell has been appointed to the Ohio Arts Council for a term beginning October 26, 2020, and ending July 1, 2024.

Janet E. Foley Orosz of Powell has been reappointed to the Ohio Fair Plan Underwriting Association Board of Governors for a term beginning October 26, 2020, and ending Sept. 18, 2022.

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Delaware County

Commissioners Seeking Applicants For Public Defender Commission

8 Sep , 2020  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking to appoint three members to the Delaware County Public Defender Commission. The Public Defender Commission consists of five (5) members, three who are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and two by the presiding judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County. At least one member appointed by each of these appointing bodies shall be an attorney admitted to the practice of law in the state of Ohio.

The Board of Commissioners seeks to appoint three members, all of whom will fill terms that commence Oct. 1, 2020. Two of the members’ terms will end Oct. 1, 2022, and one member’s term will end Oct. 1, 2024. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Two Delaware Countians Receive State Appointments

10 Aug , 2020  

By State of Ohio; 1808Delaware

Two Delaware Countians were recently appointed to statewide positions by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

Cathann A. Kress of Powell was reappointed to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board for a term beginning July 31, 2020, and ending January 25, 2023. More…

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Delaware County

Applications Sought For County Finance Authority

7 Nov , 2019  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking to appoint one member to the Delaware County Finance Authority, formally known as the Port Authority. This is a volunteer, unpaid position. The Board of Directors of the Authority is composed of seven members. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Names New VP For Alumni, Development, And Career Services

16 Nov , 2018  

On Thursday, Ohio Wesleyan University announced the appointment of Natalie Milburn Doan, J.D., as vice president for University Advancement, overseeing the university’s alumni relations, development, and career services teams. A 2003 OWU graduate, Doan has been serving as the interim vice president since June. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Has A New Director Of Admissions

21 Oct , 2018  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced the appointment of Joshua Stevens as its director of admission. Previously the director of admissions at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, Stevens has 14 years of experience in supporting domestic, international, and transfer students in the college search process. More…

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