CEOs You Should Know - Mansfield

CEOs You Should Know - Mansfield

CEOs You Should Know, is a weekly podcast that spotlights CEOs from area businesses and introduces you to the person behind the success of these businesses in our communities.

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June 17, 2024 23 mins
Jay Allred is the CEO of Richland Source, which covers local news for Richland, Ashland and Knox Counties.  The company was started in 2013 and has a group of 10 professional journalists that provides their online content.  Allred was born in Montana, attended high school in Texas and is a graduate of Ashland University.  Jay, as a kid, spent time growing up in several states, due to his dad being in the newspaper industry. Jay All...
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Craig Rust is the president of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, which is located just outside of Lexington.  Rust has been in the role for 13 years and previously ran Watkins Glen in New York, before coming to Mid-Ohio in 2011.  Craig was born in Pennsylvania and attended Lehigh University. Rust got his start in sales in New York City, in 1996, at Madison Square Garden.  The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was built in 1962 and just rece...
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Gary Eberts is the owner of Eberts Heating and Cooling, which is located on Ashland road in Mansfield. The company was started in 1965 by Gary's parents, which serves roughly a 30 mile radius - including Richland, Knox, Morrow, Wayne and Crawford counties, along with the Willard area. Gary is married with 4 children and has several grandchildren. Customer service and satisfaction are very important to Gary and his company. Learn mo...
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Don Barr is the president and CEO of Galion Building and Loan Bank. The company, which got started back in 1888, is a community bank providing home loans, construction loans, car and personal loans, along with home equity lines of credit.

Don, who has been with GBL Bank since 1976, was born in Galion and is a graduate of Galion High School. Barr went to college at Wittenberg University in Springfield.  Learn all about the great serv...
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Joe Schramm is the president of Schramm Industries, which is located on West 4th Street in Mansfield. The company specializes in hydraulics and has an expert repair facility in hose fittings, lines and cylinders. Schramm helps those in the field in construction, industrial and agricultural. 

The company has been in operation for over 20 years and serves residents of Richland, Ashland and surrounding counties with about a 60 mile rad...
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Dr. Curt Gingrich is the president of OhioHealth Mansfield hospital and Shelby hospital. Mansfield is the 3rd largest hospital in the OhioHealth family and has 325 beds.  Curt has been in the role of president for 7 months and there are around 2,800 associates between the two facilities, along with outpatient practice facilities.  Curt was born in Lima, attended Elida High School and got his medical degree from the Ohio State Unive...
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Natalie Thomas and her husband, Ed Thomas, are the co-owners of Thomas Electric, which is based in Mansfield.  The company, which is locally owned and operated, was started 17 years ago, back in 2007. Thomas Electric is an elite dealer with Generac Power Systems, providing power solutions when the power goes out with home generators.  They offer sales, install, parts and service with a great staff.  Learn more about the company on ...
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Sonja Pluck is the director of the Madison Adult Career Center, which is located at Madison High School. Sonja, who is a graduate of Madison, started working at the Career Center in 1997 and is in her 27th year.  They offer 75 courses and most programs can be comnpleted in a year or less.  The Madison Adult Career Center will celebrate 50 years in 2025.  Learn more about all the programs and director, Sonja Pluck, on the podcast.




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April 22, 2024 17 mins
Attorney David Dick has been practing law for more than 15 years.

His company, David M Dick L.P.A., helps clients all across the state of Ohio and beyond.  The company is based out of Mansfield and is located at 21 N Walnut Street in downtown Mansfield. 

David was born in Mansfield, attended Crestview High School and went to college at Ohio Dominican University.  Dick also, operates a cattle farm just north of town.  Learn more about...
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MANSFIELD - Brady Groves has announced his retirement as president of the Richland County Foundation after serving 13 years in that position. The RCF Board of Trustees has named Senior Community Investment Officer Allie Watson as the incoming president at the organization.

Watson will become president on April 16.

“We believe that Allie’s leadership will not only sustain but elevate the Foundation’s mission. She brings a wealth of kn...
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April 8, 2024 21 mins
Tim O'Neal, CEO of Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona

With nearly three decades of experience working in the thrift industry, Tim O’Neal has spent the past 23 years focused on the vision of ending poverty through the power of work.

When O’Neal was brought on with Goodwill of Central Arizona, the organization was in serious financial trouble and at risk of having its membership removed by Goodwill Industries International. O’Nea...
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Ellen Heinz was named to the role on February 13th, 2024.

The Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development and Richland Community Development Group (RCDG) proudly announce the selection of Ellen Heinz as the next President & CEO. This appointment follows a thorough search facilitated by the Chamber's board and a selection committee led by Kristine Lindeman, Vice President of Alumni Roofing, and Jake Penwell, President of She...
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Jason Bammann was sworn-in on Friday, March 22nd, as Mansfield Police Chief.

Mansfield, OH—Mayor Jodie Perry is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason M. Bammann as Chief of Police for the City of Mansfield. Bammann replaces Chief Keith Porch who was appointed Safety Service Director on February 28th.

Chief Bammann began his career with the Mansfield Police Department in August 1999 as a Patrol Officer in the Community Services...
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Rollie Harper, who is Mansfield's new law director, was elected in November of 2023 and took office in January of 2024.  Rollie was born in Mansfield, went to Senior High and graduate from Ohio University. Harper knew from a young age he was going to pursue a law degree, which is something he promised his mother.  Listen to Rollie's incredible story and learn more about Mansfield's law director on the podcast.
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Keith Porch was recently named Mansfield's Safety Service Director at the end of February of 2024. Porch retired after 30 years in law enforcement, 25 in total with Mansfield Police, and the last 5, as Chief. Keith, also spent 5 years working for the Richland County Sheriff's Office. He shares about the transition into his new role and all of the job duties that includes. Porch is married and is a graduate of Mansfield Senior. List...
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Doug Cooper is the founder and owner of Goldberry Roasting Company. The business has two locations, Ashland on Franklin Ave and the other, on the Oberlin College Campus. Doug founded the business back in 2010 and they have grown over the last 14 years. Cooper said, they sold coffee to people in 43 states in 2023 and roast coffee beans from all over the world. Cooper's son, Pete helps run the business, which has around 50 employees....
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Kelly Blankenship is the Finance Director for the city of Mansfield. Kelly is a graduate of Malabar High School and Coastal Carolina University. Blankenship took office in January of 2024, explains all of her duties and shares some of her vision for the future of finance department. Kelly has 3 kids and spent time working as Executive Director of Wayfinders Ohio, prior before being elected in November of 2023. Learn more about Kell...
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Michael Kemerer was recently sworn-in as Mansfield Municipal Court Judge. Michael took the bench officially, January 1st, for a 6 year term. Kemerer was born in Northwest Ohio, where he attended Antwerp High School. Michael, who is married with a son, is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and the Toledo College of Law. Learn more about Michael's story and path to Richland County on the podcast.
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February 11, 2024 10 mins
Cam Grayson is the President and CEO of Advantage Credit Union, which is located on Stumbo road in Ontario. Advantage Credit Union is the largest, locally owned credit union in Richland County. The organization dates back to the early 1960's, when it was called "Auto Workers Credit Union. Cam has been in the role as President and CEO for 3 years, but has worked for the company for over 35 years in total. Learn more about Advantage...
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David Badnell was recently elected in November of 2023, and sworn-in last month in January, as Municipal Court Judge in Mansfield. David's term is for 6 years and he shares all of the duties of a Municipal Court Judge on the podcast. Badnell was born in Columbus, and later moved to Morrow County as a child, before attending Highland High School. David is a graduate of the Ohio State University and is married with two kids. Learn mo...
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