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Board of Trustees

Officers of The Board of Trustees

Chair of the Board

Mr. Daniel B. Walker
Westerville, Ohio
Executive Vice President
Kokosing Industrial 

Vice Chair of the Board

Mr. Michael C. Kaufmann
Westerville, Ohio
Chief Executive Officer
Cardinal Health Inc.

Vice Chair of the Board

Ms. Pamela S. Hershberger
Maumee, Ohio
Office Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP (retired)



President of the University

Dr. Daniel A. DiBiasio
Ada, Ohio
Ohio Northern University


Dr. Maria L. Cronley
Ada, Ohio
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ohio Northern University

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Mr. William H. Ballard
Findlay, Ohio
Vice President for Financial Affairs
Ohio Northern University

Secretary of the Board

Mrs. Jennifer L. Roby
Bluffton, Ohio
Secretary of the Board and University
Ohio Northern University

Active Trustees

Dr. Greg M. Allenby
Worthington, Ohio
Professor, Marketing and Statistics
Max M. Fisher College of Business
Ohio State University

Mr. Larry F. Boord
Columbus, Ohio
Boord and Associates

Dr. Donald J. Campbell
Westlake, Ohio
Special Assistant to NASA Deputy Administrator
NASA Glenn Research Center (retired)

Dr. Tevye C. Celius
Ada, Ohio
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ohio Northern University

Mr. Jason S. Duff
Dublin, Ohio
Founder and CEO
Community Storage and Properties

Mrs. Jennifer A. Frommer
Powell, Ohio
Vice President
HDR Engineering Inc.

Mr. Theodore B. Griffith
Dublin, Ohio
Managing Director

Mr. Kenneth R. Hall
Elida, Ohio
President, ONU Alumni Association
Vice President of Merchandising
Scot Lad Foods (retired)

The Rev. David C. Harris
Lexington, Ohio
Senior Pastor
Trinity United Methodist Church (retired)

Dr. John H. Hull
Ottawa Hills, Ohio
Hull & Associates

Dr. James Lehr Kennedy
Columbus, Ohio
Founder and CEO
Next Future LLC

Mr. Richard P. Keyes
Grand Rapids, Mich.
President and CEO
Meijer Inc.


Dr. Carla F. Kim
Boston, Mass.
Principal Investigator
Karp Research Laboratories

Mr. Frederick C. Kucklick
Cassopolis, Mich.
IMT Consulting Inc.

Mrs. Joanne G. Lipski
Perrysburg, Ohio

Dr. Oscar J. Mifsud
Wadsworth, Ohio
President and CEO
The Mifsud Group LLC

Dr. Candada J. Moore
Granville, Ohio
The Lakeholm Company

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer
Worthington, Ohio
Bishop of the Ohio West Area
The United Methodist Church

Dr. Mark J. Palmer
Bexley, Ohio
The Joseph Group – Capital Management

Ms. Brenda L. Reichelderfer
Nyack, N.Y.
Senior VP and Managing Director

Rev. Merle D. Walter
Senior Minister
St. Luke's United Methodist Church (retired)
Arlington, Ohio

Mr. Hanley H. Wheeler III
Fishers, Ind.
Senior Vice President CVS
CVS Caremark (retired)

Mr. Mark A. White
Van Wert, Ohio
Vancrest Health Care Center

Mr. William J. Witten
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Witten Consulting Group

Mr. Harrison Zeller
Ada, Ohio
President of Student Senate
Ohio Northern University

Board Chairs Emeritus

Dr. Oscar J. Mifsud (2014-17)

Dr. John J. Bishop (2011-14)

Dr. Robert C. Smith (2005-11)


Dr. Susan J. Insley (1991-95)

Dr. F. Michael Herrel (1985-91)


Trustee Fellows

Dr. John J. Bishop
Marco Island, Fla.
Chairman of the Board
The Motorists Insurance Group

Mr. Thomas A. Compton
Cincinnati, Ohio
Precision Strip Incorporated (retired)

Mrs. Cheryl Cotner
Greenville, S.C.
Executive Director
The Future Begins Today (retired)

Mr. Richard E. Durbin
Chattanooga, Tenn.
VP of Information Services
Ball Corporation (retired)

Mr. David L. Kriegel
Lima, Ohio
Chairman and CEO
Kriegel Holding Company Inc.

Dr. Robert D. Marotta
Columbus, Ohio
Associate Attorney
Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter

Dr. Robert W. McCurdy
Bluffton, Ohio
Special Assistant to the Dean of Pharmacy
Ohio Northern University (retired)


Mr. Douglas F. Mock
Granville, Ohio
Mock Woodworking Company

Mr. John P. Nee
Media, Pa.
Nee & Associates, LLC (retired)

Mrs. Christiane W. Schmenk
Marysville, Ohio
Senior Counsel/Of Counsel
Bricker & Eckler LLP

Mrs. Janice L. Shorts
Aurora, Ohio
HR Business Partner
Citizens Bank

Dr. Robert C. Smith
Westlake, Ohio
Cerity Partners

Mr. Thomas L. Smith
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Senior VP Information Tech & CIO
Waste Management, Inc. (retired)

Rev. Dr. Charles D. Yoost
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Pastor Emeritus
Church of the Saviour (retired)

Life Trustees

Dr. Carl D. Clay
Montgomery, Texas
Director of Transportation and Logistics
Marathon Oil Company (retired)

Dr. Frank R. Cosiano
Findlay, Ohio
Physician (retired)

Dr. DeBow Freed
Ada, Ohio
President Emeritus
Ohio Northern University

Dr. Charles B. Hedrick
Cincinnati, Ohio
Manager, Employee Relations
The Procter & Gamble Company (retired)

Dr. Susan J. Insley
Palmetto, Fla.
Executive Vice President
Cochran Publications (retired)

Dr. Leonard W. Mann
Saint Simons Island, Ga.
United Methodist Church (retired)

Mr. Thomas P. Moore
Delaware, Ohio
WBCO/WQEL (retired)

Dr. Robin R. Obetz
Columbus, Ohio
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease (retired)

Mr. Martin S. Paul
Garrettsville, Ohio
President and CEO
Paul's Lumber Do-It Center (retired)

Mr. Allen P. Reinhardt
Orlando, Fla.
Chairman and CEO
A C Products Inc. (retired)

Dr. Harrison E. Shutt
Lima, Ohio
Kewpee Hamburger