Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rob Montagnese - ChairRob Montagnese - Chair
​Mr. Montagnese is the President & CEO of Licking Memorial Health Systems.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Wittenberg University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from The Ohio State University.  Additionally, he is a certified public accountant and a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. ​​Read More About Rob Montagnese
Steve Cohen - Vice Chair​​Steven Cohen - Vice Chair
Steven Cohen ​is president of Screen Machine Industries located in Etna, Ohio. He is responsible for overall operations of a business that designs and manufactures large, track mounted, remote controlled portable screening and crushing equipment for the mining and construction industries. His company sells equipment worldwide and is a past recipient of the Export Achievement Award presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Governors’ Excellence in Exporting Award from the State of Ohio. ​​Read More About Steven Cohen​​
Crawford_Andy_lr.jpg​​J. Andrew Crawford  ​
A partner at Newark, Ohio law firm of Reese Pyle Meyer PLL since 1989, Andy is a 1981 graduate of Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, where he was the managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal. Andy has extensive experience in litigation, general business and real​​​ estate law. With regard to litigation, Andy has litigated cases in courts ranging from local municipal courts up to federal courts in Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, and has tried numerous jury trials in several central Ohio counties. Read More About Andrew Crawford​​​​​

Bruce Hawkins
Highlights of Bruce Hawkins’ work experience includes 18 years as the CEO of the Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network (Technology Organization serving all of Ohio’s Schools), over 11 years as Knox County Educational Service Center Superintendent and 11 years of experience as Local Superintendent and County Office Supervisor. Read More About Bruce Hawkins 
Barry Riley J. Park Shai III
 J. Park Shai III is the president and founder of Shai Commercial Real Estate Ltd. in Granville, Ohio. A fixture in the local business landscape for more than two decades, Shai's entrepreneurial instincts and management acumen have resulted in several successful business launches through the years including catering and landscaping companies.
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Cheryl L. Snyder​Cheryl L. Snyder​
Cheryl L. Snyder is Chief Retail Officer and Senior Vice President at The Park National Bank, an $8 billion bank headquartered in Newark, Ohio. Ms. Snyder has direct responsibility for all consumer loan portfolios, including indirect lending and residential home lending. Her responsibilities also include Branch Administration, Retail Deposit Delivery, Freedom Years and the Fair and Responsible Program​. Read More Cheryl Snyder
Marion Mulligan Sutton​Marion Mulligan Sutton
Marion Mulligan Sutton served as Chairperson for Jones Metal Products Company in West Lafayette from 2001 to 2019.  Prior to this, she served as Vice Chair from 1993 – 2000, with oversight for the Jones Zylon Company, a division of​ Jones ​Metal Products. ​​She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1981. Marion is the third chairperson of the company, following her father, Edwin F. Mulligan, and her grandfather, Frank E. Jones. Read​ ​More About Marion Mulligan Sutton
Sarah WallacePaul M. Thompson​
Mr. Thompson is President and CEO of First Federal Savings in Newark. He is responsible for the overall management of the company and the establishment of objectives, policies and strategic plans. He provides leadership and direction to all departments. Paul has 30 years of banking experience.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business (Finance) from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.​​ Read More About Paul M. Thompson
Gordon_Yance_TMB.jpg Gordon "Gordy"​ Yance

A resident of Mount Vernon, Mr. Yance retired in 2011 after working thirty-three years for First-Knox National Bank.  He was the CFO from 1978 – 2002 and served as President from 2002 – 2011.  After his retirement, he served as Chairman of the Board. ​Read More About Gordon Yance​

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