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Keith Nutter
Aqua Ohio, Inc.

Keith currently serves as the President of the Massillon Development Foundation.

Doug Weatherbee
A. A. Hammersmith Insurance Agency

Doug is the President-Elect of the Massillon Development Foundation.

John Shultz , VP Business Banking
First National Bank

Born in Massillon, John Shultz has more than 30 years of banking experience in the Stark and Wayne County region. For the past five years, he has held the position of vice president of commercial banking working out of the Downtown Massillon office.Previously, he worked in all areas of lending for First National Bank in Massillon. John is the current treasurer of MDF.

John graduated from Ohio Northern University with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration. He has also graduated from many banking schools including the ABA National Commercial Lending Graduate School. John is currently a board member of the United Way of Greater Stark County, Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce and Massillon Development Foundation. He is also a member of the Massillon Rotary Club. He resides in the Dalton area.

Mel Herncane, Secretary/Executive Director
Massillon Development Foundation

Bob Marks
Clifton, Larson, Allen LLP

Bob was the previous President of the Massillon Development Foundation.
He was a partner with Bruner Cox LLP with offices in Belden Village and downtown Akron.
Bob has 37 years of experience providing audit, accounting, tax and consulting services to clients in the manufacturing, construction,wholesale/distribution, service provider and not-for-profit industries. He is in charge of the Firm's assurance services department and oversees the Firm's quality control standards as they relate to the issuance of client financial statements. In addition, he is the director of the Firm's Not-For-Profit Services Group. Bob lives in Massillon with his wife of 34 years, Chris. They have two children, Andrew and Michelle and three grandchildren.

Dave Waiken
Waiken Auto Family

Dave is the Chairman of the Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce.

John Eisenhunt
First Street Development

Bob Gessner, President
Massillon Cable TV

Robert Gessner is President of MCTV (formerly known as Massillon Cable TV) a family-owned company serving 47,000 Basic customers in two Northeast Ohio systems. Bob also serves as President of Massillon Cable Communications, an Internet Service Provider that serves 38,000 homes and businesses with cable modem, dial-up, dedicated fiber and co-location services in a six county area. Digital Phone service has been available since 2005. There are currently more than 19,000 Massillon Cable TV and Clear Picture customers with Digital Phone service.

Bob earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the College of William & Mary in Virginia.He began his cable career in 1979 when he returned to his hometown to be Massillon Cable TV’s Marketing Manager; launching HBO and instituting the company’s first computer customer billing system.

Bob is currently Chairman of the American Cable Association ACA Board of Directors. He is also an active Board Member and past President of the Ohio Cable Telecommunications. Bob is also the past Chairman of the Board of the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC).Bob currently serves on many local boards including Stark Development Board, the Spring Hill Historic Home, and the Health Foundation of Greater Massillon.

Bob and his wife Nancy have two adult daughters, and two grandchildren.

Fred Horner, CEO
Advanced Industrial Roofing

Fred Horner is the President/CEO Fred is a past President of the Ohio Roofing Contractors Association and is now serving on the Board of Directors. He is currently part of the Ohio Roofing Contractors Association Safety, Insurance and Legislative Committees as well as the Legislative Committee for the Massillon Chamber of Commerce. He is on the NFIB Ohio's Leadership Council and is the Vice President and executive Board member for the Builders Exchange of Northeast Ohio. Additionally, he was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association. Fred has 42 years of industrial and commercial roofing experience.

Joe Logan, President
Connect USA

Joe Logan has been the driving force behind the over 15 years of success at Connect USA. Connect USA, Inc., is a leading provider of Integrated Telecommunications Solutions. Their primary business areas include telephone system integration,communications engineering, VOIP/IP technology, hardware/software applications, technology assessment, facilities support and project management. Joe and his team provide telecommunications and computer-related services for all industry segments.Joe is very active in the community including leadership positions in Massillon Rotary and heads up the investment committee for MDF.

Lucas Murray
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty, LPA

Mark Percival
Brown & Percival CO. LPA

Dan Sanders, President-Retired
Progressive Chevrolet Co.

Dan is a current board member of MDF and past President. He has been the President of Progressive Auto group since 1979, retiring in 2014. In 2012 he was the Chairman of the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. He was a past president of the Stark County Auto Dealers Association. Dan and his wife Corinne have been married for 46 years and have three children and 10 grandchildren. Dan enjoys hunting, fishing, mountain biking, working outdoors, taking cruises and spending time with family.

Bill Schumacher, Senior Vice President
WestField Bank

Bill Schumacher is a lifelong resident of Canton/Stark County, having graduated from Perry High School in Perry Township in 1978 and the University of Mount Union in 1982. Bill is the immediate Past President of MDF. His 32 plus years in banking began after graduation and have all been in the Canton/Stark County Market. Bill's banking career started off as a branch management trainee and then Branch Manager before transitioning into Commercial Lending in 1988. His current position with Westfield Bank is Senior Vice President Market Leader for the Stark County Market. He is responsible for the overall growth of loans and deposits for this market. .
He has been very active in both Civic and Community involvements over the years including leadership roles at the University of Mount Union- Vice President Alumni Association Board of Trustees,Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation,Past President of the Crisis Intervention & Recovery Center, and the Stark Development Board Finance Corporation. Bill has in the past served on the Board of the Massillon Automobile Club, and was the Chairman of the Massillon Chamber of Commerce, the President of the Board for the Northeast Community Center and Chaired the United Way of Western Stark County Annual Fund Drive.
Bill and his his wife Kathy have two grown sons and one grandchild.

Tim Seifert , President
Seifert Technologies, Inc.

Tim Seifert is President of Seifert Technologies, Inc. He was born and raised in Massillon, OH and currently resides in Jackson Township with his wife Diana and two children.

Their firm specializes in Engineering, Information Technology and Technical Staffing (www.seifert.com). He is registered in the State of Ohio as a Professional Mechanical Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Akron. Mr. Seifert has over (30) years of experience specializing in Machine Design, Factory Automation, Stress Analysis and 3D CAD Modeling.

Tim has served on many advisory boards including as the Chairman of the Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce and member of Stark Development Board,
Stark State College of Technology Mechanical Design Advisory Board, Chairman
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Canton Chapter,American Society of Mechanical Engineers Board Canton Chapter and the Canton Joint Engineering Council

Tracy Stevens
Dominion Energy

Laura Tubo
Ohio Edison Co.

Tom Turner, Vice President
Mercy Medical Center

Tom Turner is vice president at Mercy Medical Center for business development and community relations. Tom has introduced the Medical Home concept (primary care, dental services and behavioral health) into the market and has been an innovator in expanding satellite operations from six to ten in four counties in the service area.
In addition to his hospital role, since 1998 Tom has continued as an Adjunct Professor at Walsh University in the Deville School of Business MBA program.
Turner holds an MBA in management from Pepperdine University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University
Tom and his wife Sandy have twin sons.