Foundation elects 3 new trustees

Greater Fostoria Community Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees has elected three new members to its board.
New board trustees whose terms begin in 2014 are Linda Holmes Bowling, D. Ford Mennel, and Eric Stinehelfer.
Bowling moved to Fostoria three years ago to marry Bill Bowling of Bowling Transportation. She previously lived in New York City and was the senior vice president of a large import company where she was in charge of product development and their private label program.
Mennel is the president and treasurer of The Mennel Milling Company. Mennel is a board member of the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation, the Good Shepherd Home and the Fostoria Learning Center, where he is board vice president. Additionally, he is on the advisory boards of the University of Findlay, Hospitality Management Program and Mercyhurst University’s Walker School of Business. Mennel is a board member of the North American Millers Association and holds a B.A. from Mercyhurst College and an MBA from Averett University.
Stinehelfer has been the executive director of the Geary Family YMCA since 2005. He is on the board of directors of both the United Way of Fostoria and the Fostoria Rotary Club. Stinehelfer has also served on the Kiwanis board of directors and the Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador program. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University and officiates high school basketball, softball and baseball.
Other members of the GFCF Board of Trustees include officers: Bridgett Mundy, president; Chris Widman, vice president; Aaron Smith, treasurer and trustees: Mark Baker, Dr. AK Basu, Angela Briggs, Cheryl Buckland, Ron Burns, Barbara Hoening, John Irwin, Karl Kerschner, Charles Knight, Donald Miller, Judy Miller, Chris Posey, William Reineke, Sr. and Eugene Schalk. Michele Cochran is the executive director and standing board secretary.
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