Director of Financial Reporting and Controls
Jason Bissell is director of financial reporting and controls governance for Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI). He is located at the company’s world headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio. Bissell brings nearly 25 years of experience to O-I’s finance group. He previously held a variety of roles in the company’s investor relations, North American regional finance, lean six sigma and internal audit groups. Prior to joining O-I, Bissell spent 10 years in Ernst & Young LLP’s audit practice.
Col. Kevin Doyle
180th Fighter Wing (Military Liaison)
Col. Kevin V. Doyle is the Commander of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, located at Toledo Express Airport, Swanton, Ohio. Col. Doyle’s career spans 32 years and includes service as both an Air Force officer and an enlisted Marine. As Commander for an Aerospace Expeditionary Force tasked wing, he helps ensure the wing is ready to deploy mission-ready warriors and equipment, anywhere in the world. In addition the 180th Fighter Wing provides air defense for the Great Lakes region in support of NORAD/NORTHCOM taskings.
Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial Banker
Fifth Third Bank
Alex J. Gerken serves as Senior Commercial Banker for Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio). Prior to that he served as Middle Market Manager for the Commercial Division and Business Banking Executive for 6 years. He joined Fifth Third Bank in 2001 in the Commercial Banking division. He was promoted to Vice President, Business Banking Team Leader in 2006 and was named Business Banking Executive in 2007. He was then promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Banking in early 2010.
Senior Vice President
Joel Jerger is Senior Vice President & Commercial Team Leader for Huntington National Bank, a subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares, a $101 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Joel has over sixteen years of experience in Commercial Banking, including past leadership positions in Middle Market Relationship Management, Treasury Management, and Business Banking.
Kurt Miller is the President of Miller Diversified, Inc., a leading construction and real estate company in Northwest Ohio. The company’s businesses include commercial, industrial and residential construction and development, commercial real estate brokerage and investment. Since 1986, Kurt has been the driving force for Miller Diversified and has overseen the growth of the company through numerous business cycles.
Risk Management Analyst
Welltower, Inc. (EPIC Chairman)
John Pezzino joined Welltower Inc. as a Risk Management Analyst in 2016. He is the 2017 Chairman of the EPIC Toledo Advisory Council. John’s responsibilities as a Risk Management Analyst with Welltower Inc. lie primarily in analyzing loss trends across the company’s portfolio to support the strategic decision making process while also effecting procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness in managing loss situations.
VP Human Resources
Carol Summersgill joined Libbey in May 2015 as Vice President, Human Resources for their US & Canada Region. In September 2016 she was promoted to Vice President, Global Human Resources at Libbey. She recently returned to the Toledo area from Chandler, AZ where she was formerly the SVP, Human Resources for four years at Philosophy, Inc. a global skin care, fragrance and cosmetics manufacturer.
VP Yarder Manufacturing
Matt Yarder served on the TRCC Board in 2016 as the Chairman of the EPIC Toledo Advisory Board. Matt is a fourth-generation business owner born and raised in Toledo. His company, The Yarder Manufacturing Company, has proudly grown over the past 100 years within the Toledo Community. He is past 20 Under 40 Award recipient and EBE Award winner with his company.