JobsOhio Holds Quarterly Board Meeting
The JobsOhio board of directors held its quarterly board meeting yesterday at the University of Rio Grande, which included a presentation of the economic development organization’s third quarter results.
JOBSOHIO HOLDS QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING IN RIO GRANDE
Finalizes leadership transition and welcomes new board member
COLUMBUS – The JobsOhio board of directors held its quarterly board meeting yesterday at the University of Rio Grande, which included a presentation of the economic development organization’s third quarter results.
The efforts of JobsOhio and its economic development partners yielded commitments of 5,788 new jobs and $228 million in annual payroll. The report also reflected $1 billion in total capital investment commitment by more than 80 companies.
During the meeting, board members confirmed John Minor as JobsOhio’s new President and Chief Investment Officer. This action follow’s last month’s leadership transition plan announcement. The organization’s founding executive, Mark D. Kvamme, will continue to live and work in Ohio, pursuing private sector opportunities that support the economic development and job creation mission he began at JobsOhio.
Yesterday also was the first meeting for new JobsOhio board member A. Brad Lindner, who was appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors by Governor John R. Kasich in October. Lindner, CEO of United Dairy Famers, will serve on the board through July 5, 2016. Minor, who assumed Kvamme’s spot on the board and as chair of the executive committee, will serve out the remainder of that term, which ends July 5, 2013.
Additionally, the public meeting included a presentation by John Molinaro, President and CEO of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth.
EDITORS NOTE: Visit jobs-ohio.com to view the JobsOhio Third Quarter report.
JobsOhio was created by Governor John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly in 2011 to lead the state’s economic development efforts. Its success is tied to t he partnership with the JobsOhio Network, statewide economic development organizations with deep ties to their local business communities. On the international level, JobsOhio is pursuing markets that match the state’s industry and technology strengths. With this overarching strategy JobsOhio is positioned to help improve the state’s economic climate, foster job creation, and attract new capital investment.
For more information, contact:
Matt Englehart, JobsOhio