Board Members of Allen Economic Development Group

The AEDG Board of Directors includes local professionals with a passion for Lima/Allen County. Board members work directly with the AEDG staff and meet frequently to assist in the development and deployment of initiatives to ignite economic growth.


Eric Pohjala – Chair Person
Lima Memorial

Kurt Alexander – Vice Chair
Procter & Gamble

Chad King – Secretary/Treasurer
Citizens National Bank

Sharetta Smith
Mayor, City of Lima

Howard Violet
Township Trustees Association

Rusty Rush
Charles River Laboratories

Dr. Cynthia Spiers
Rhodes State College

Phil Buell
Superior Federal Credit

Beth Seibert
Allen County Commissioners

Tim Fitzpatrick
University of Northwestern Ohio

Tim Turnwald
Chase Bank

Steve Walter
Trisco Systems Inc.

Tammy Gladwell
Diamond Manufacturing