My role as a Navigator
I have been in the Clark county area for 56 years. Born in Springfield Community Hospital and raised in Clark County. Moved to Champaign county 3 years ago but still work in the Clark county area. Been married for 35 years with two daughters and 2 grandsons. I took this position to help get resources to those who most need it. Pass along my strong operational and continuous improvement knowledge to give small businesses a stronger foundation to succeed.
2002 Graduate of the Clark County Leadership Academy. Our community project was developing the fund raising strategy to build the Champion Center at the Clark County Fairgrounds.
31 Years Licensed Auctioneer in the State of Ohio – 2 time State of Ohio Champion Auctioneer. Conducted marketing and sales for estates, business liquidations, real estate, automotive and small lot liquidations.
20 years combined experience in restaurant and food truck management experience. Manager of Bob Evans, Cassano’s and the Old South. Ran the Northwestern FFA Tator Hut at the Clark county fair and other events.
21 years combined sales, purchasing and negotiating experience in automotive manufacturing.
6 years as a sales engineer marketing and business to business sales and relationship management for Trutec Industries with Honda, Subaru and 21 of their tier 1 suppliers.
15 year at Honda of America Mfg., 7 years as a senior buyer for safety and electronics. Negotiated new model price, investment and R&D cost. Worked with technical engineers to establish best practice manufacturing layouts with emphasis on continuous improvement. In addition, coordinated annual financial and business plan reviews for affiliate suppliers reporting to executive management. Created and executed long term global/regional commodity purchasing strategies and short term development goals working with research and development engineers ($500M dollar spend annually).
8 years lead negotiator for Honda in North America and South America for market quality. Member of negotiating team for two cooperative agreements for hybrid battery production with GM mergers and acquisitions team. Negotiated Recoveries of $100M annually for supplier caused recalls and warranty problems
23 years in Clark County Village Government and Local School board service. Served the community as Village Mayor 7 years, Council President 6 years and Administrator of Public Works for 10 years. Northwestern Board of Education member for 6 years serving as President 1 year and Vice President for 1 year. Worked with the board and superintendent to develop marketing material to inform the public of the need to build and operationally fund the new buildings with an earned income tax. Passed on first ballot attempt.
"Action without a plan is a lethal weapon; a plan without action is worthless"