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ONU announces new chair, vice chair and two new board members

Nov 3, 2011

The Ohio Northern University Board of Trustees elected a new chair and vice chair of the board on Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct 8. John Bishop was elected chair of the ONU Board of Trustees for a two-year term, and Daniel Walker was elected vice chair of the board for a two-year term. Oscar Mifsud will continue to serve as vice chair of the board.
In addition, two new board members, Dominic Bartone and Jason Duff, attended their first board meeting after being elected as trustees in May 2011.
Bishop graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from ONU in 1972. In addition to serving on the ONU Board of Trustees, Bishop is chairman, president and CEO of The Motorists Insurance Group. He started with the company in 1972 and became part of the executive team in 1995. Since then, he has served as corporate secretary, executive vice president, president and chief operating officer.
Walker received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from ONU in 1971 and his MBA from Xavier University. He currently serves as senior vice president of Kokosing Construction Company Inc. and as president of McGraw Kokosing Inc. At ONU, Walker served as a member of the Engineering Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors for Industry Training Funds.
Bartone received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy in 1977 from ONU. He was owner of a pharmacy and medical supply business in Vandalia, Ohio, that serves five counties. Bartone is the past president of the Ohio Pharmacists Association. He stays involved with ONU by serving on the Pharmacy Advisory Board, speaking at various pharmacy and ONU events, and serving on the Financial Affairs Committee of the board.
Duff received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from ONU in 2005. He currently works as a real estate developer and focuses on revitalization. Duff received the Global Student Entrepreneurship Social Impact Award in 2005 and the “20 Under 40 Business Award” from The Business Journal of West Central Ohio. Duff remains involved with ONU by being active on the Business Advisory Board, ONU Alumni Board, and the Advancement and Audit committees of the board.

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