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WEDC Board

The Wayne Economic Development Council Board of Directors and Advisory Council is comprised of up to 36 members representing public and private entities from throughout Wayne County, including local government, manufacturing, agriculture, legal/professional, finance, public utilitiesĀ and chambers of commerce. The WEDC Board and Advisory Council is collectively charged with providing guidance and leadership in the WEDC's efforts to facilitate "an organized, plannedĀ and orderly growth strategy addressing the needs of the public and private sector." The Council meets regularly to address organizational performance and coordinate the activities and initiatives focused on strengthening the community assets influencing business retention, expansion and attraction.

2023 Board & Advisory Council

Board of Directors

Lesley Mast, Chair

Rea & Associates

Jeff Swartz, Vice Chairman

Seaman Corporation

Eddie Steiner, Treasurer

The Commercial & Savings Bank

Don Noble, Past Chair

United Titanium

Lynn Moomaw, Executive Committee

The Wayne County Schools Career Center

Randy Kitzmiller

Venture Products, Inc.

Ben Maibach

The Wooster Brush Company

John Nicholas

The J.M. Smucker Co.

Kurt Steiner

Steinhurst Farms

Mike Toth, Executive Committee

Westfield Bank

Kevin Trent

D&S Distribution

Permanent Members

Bob Breneman

Mayor, City of Wooster

Commissioner Ron Amstutz

Wayne County Board of Commissioners

Dave Handwerk

Mayor, City of Orrville

Bill Robertson

Mayor, City of Rittman

Advisory Council

Lisa Armstrong

Schaeffler Group

Bobbie Beshara

City of Rittman

Greg Brunn

Western Reserve Group

Jina Duplain


Dan Franks

Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce

Bob Gorman

Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston

Matt Grassmyer

Daisy Brand

Jennifer Kessel

Aultman Health Foundation

Richard Lewin

The Will-Burt Company

Armand Massary

Artiflex Manufacturing, LLC

Clay Matthew

Wooster Hydrostatics

Ray McConnell


Andrew Michel

The Ohio State University CFAES Wooster Campus

Amy Miller

PRC Saltillo

Rich Owens

Wayne County Job & Family Services

Bill Sheron

Wooster Community Hospital

Danny Teixeira

Akron Brass Company

Lindsay Shoup Tournoux

Wayne County Farm Bureau

Vince Tricomi

PFI Displays

Wayne Webster

The College of Wooster

Samira Zimmerly

Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce