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.


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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Louis Andres was named Mansfield's Public Works Director in January of 2024. Andres was known locally for a long time as the park manager at Malabar Farm State Park. Louis spent over 30 years working for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Andres was born in Middletown Ohio, near Cincinnati, and is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford. Louis Andres is married with 3 kids and several grandchildren. Learn more about Loui...
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January 19, 2024 14 mins
Mark Masters is the President and CEO of Mechanics Bank, which has 9 locations in Richland County. Mark has been in the role for the last 8 years, and overall, has been with the company for 23 years. Mechanics has 160 employees and has plans to build a location in Ashland County, which could open in 2025. Masters was born in Mansfield, attended Lucas High School and is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. Mark and his wif...
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January 14, 2024 16 mins
Bob Jarvis was recently sworn-in as the mayor of Lexington. Jarvis is just the 3rd mayor in the village over the last 40 years. Bob was born in Mansfield and went to high school in Norwalk and Maumee. Jarvis is a graduate of the University of Toledo and Ashland University. Bob shares his vision for the village and all of the exciting things they are working on for the future. Learn about Bob Jarvis, and the village of Lexington, on...
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January 7, 2024 16 mins
Jodie Perry was sworn-in on December 22nd, 2023, as the new mayor of Mansfield. Perry becomes the 71st mayor in town and, just the 2nd female mayor, in the more than 200 year history of the city. Jodie was born in the state of New York and made her way to college at Ashland University. Listen to her goals as mayor, vision and excitement for the future of Mansfield. She also shares about several new people in the administration, whi...
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December 31, 2023 14 mins
Scott Crislip is the General Manager of Snow Trails, which opened in 1963 and offers skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing and much more. Over 90,000 people annually make their way to the facility on Possum Run Road in Mansfield, which normally opens in December. Scott was born in Cleveland and attended Ohio University, before making his way to Mansfield. Learn the entire story of how they make snow, and all about Scott, on the podcast.
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Major Annalise Francis and her husband, Billy Francis, lead the Ashland Salvation Army Kroc Community Center. The Salvation Army has been in Ashland for 140 years and serving the residents with many different programs. The Kroc Center, which is on of only 26 in the US, is located on Liberty Street in Ashland. The Kroc Center was built in 2009. Annalise has been with the Salvation Army for 20 years and shares about all the wonderf...
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December 3, 2023 12 mins
Dan Crow was sworn-in on Friday, December 1st, 2023, as the new chief of the Mansfield Fire Department. Crow was born in Cleveland and attended college at Oberlin. He has been a firefighter for close to 20 years and is excited to begin the role and lead the department. Learn more about the Mansfield Fire Department, the training that goes on behind the scenes, and much more about Dan, on the podcast.
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Yvonne Glass on November 15th was named, Executive Dean of the Ashland Theological Seminary.

Glass had been serving as the interim dean of ATS since June 1.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to express my excitement to have Dr. Glass move into this important leadership role for the Ashland Theological Seminary. We have been blessed by her leadership as the interim dean, and look forward to how God will bless our seminary un...
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