About

We are working to grow the Dayton Region

The Dayton Development Coalition is focused solely on growing the 14-county Dayton region—one of the most livable regions in America. We bolster job creation and prosperity by supporting entrepreneurial activity, retaining and attracting businesses, and advocating for and promoting the region’s assets at the local, state and national levels.

In short, we open doors for businesses that are interested in locating to or expanding within our region. We connect entrepreneurs who have a bold vision for growth with the resources to take them to the next level. And we collaborate with our state and federal elected leaders to advance the economic priorities of our region. We are striving to raise the region’s national profile, to the benefit of our investors and the area’s residents.

Our Mission

The mission of the Dayton Development Coalition is to recruit, expand and retain jobs in the Dayton region.

Our Funding:

The Dayton Development Coalition is a public/private partnership. Our investors include private sector organizations and local municipalities. Together, we are investing in economic development to make our region one of the country’s top destinations to start or grow a business.

From the beginning, the Dayton Region has supported Fuyao and shared our excitement for the opportunity we saw here. We had a bold vision for Fuyao’s Moraine plant, and Governor Kasich, JobsOhio and Kristi Tanner, the DDC, the City of Moraine, and Montgomery County have worked together over the last two years to help Fuyao make that vision a reality.

Cho

Tak Wong

Chairman

Fuyao Group

Recent Recognition

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Third Place, Governor’s Cup, Tier Two Metros

Presented by:
SITE Selection Magazine

2016

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National

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Best Place for Vets to Live – Beavercreek

Presented by:
Nerd Wallet

2015

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Regional

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2015 Community Excellence Award

Presented by:
Association of Defense Communities

2015

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National

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Best Air Force Base – WPAFB

Presented by:
Air Force Times

2014

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National

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Runner Up for Best Project – Fuyao

Presented by:
OEDA Exellence Awards

2014

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Regional

Our Staff

The DDC is led by a dedicated staff of economic developers who share an entrepreneurial spirit and a bold, strategic vision for bolstering growth in the Dayton Region.

Amber
Begley

Manager, Special Events

Rachel
Castle

Director, Defense Programs

Sarah
Custer

Project Coordinator

Roger
Eberly

CPA

Roger
Edwards

VP, Accelerant Venture Capital Fund

Michael
Gessel

VP, Federal Gov. Programs

David
Harrison

CFO

Mitch
Heaton

Project Manager

Jeff
Hoagland

President & CEO

John
Ingham

VP, Aerospace Programs

Shannon
Joyce Neal

Director, Strategic Communications

Penny
Kouse

Executive Assistant to the President

Amanda
MacRitchie

Executive Assistant/Office Administrator

Maurice
McDonald

EVP, Aerospace & Defense

Lucious
Plant

Consultant

Amy
Schrimpf

Government Relations Specialist

Matt
Shimp

Data Analyst

Julie
Sullivan

VP, Development

Linda
Terrill

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Shawn
Underwood

Executive Assistant

Carol
Warner

Analyst

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees draws from the region’s top leaders in the business community and education to guide economic development that benefits our region today and long into the future.

Dr. Jo Alice Blondin

President, Clark State Community College

Vic Bonneau

President, Electrical Power Systems, GE Aviation

Mary Boosalis

President & CEO, Premier Health

Michael Bridges

President, Peerless Technologies Corporation

Doug Compton

Dayton City Executive and Commercial Bank Team Lead, Fifth Third Bank

Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar

Chair,  Midmark Corporation

Deborah Feldman

President & CEO, Dayton Children’s Hospital

Dion Flannery

President, PSA

Ted Griffith

Managing Director, JobsOhio

Marty Grunder

Founder & President, Grunder Landscaping Co.

Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond

President, Central State University

Jeff Liu

President, Fuyao Glass America, Inc.

Kermit Lowery

Vice President, Legal-Research Solutions, Lexis Nexis

Fred Manchur

CEO, Kettering Health Network

J. Thomas (Tom) Maultsby

President & CEO, United Way of Greater Dayton Area

Scott McGohan

CEO, McGohan Brabender

Ken McNerny

CEO & Managing Partner, ThinkPatented

David Melin

Regional President, The PNC Financial Services Group

Pamela Morris

President & CEO, CareSource

Tom Raga

President & CEO, DPL, Inc.

John Rhodes

President of Refrigeration, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions

Rob Rohr

Market Vice President, Cox Media Group Ohio

Colleen Ryan

President, Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio

Beverly Shillito

Partner, Sebaly Shillito + Dyer LPA

Dr. Eric Spina

President, University of Dayton

Steve Solomon

Vice President of Commercial Services, Speedway LLC

Scott Sullivan

President, SelectTech Services Corporation

Al Wofford

Founder/President/CEO, CDO Technologies

Non-Trustee Executive Committee Members

Jeff Hoagland

President & CEO, Dayton Development Coalition

Dr. Steven Lee Johnson

President, Sinclair Community College

John Landess

Executive Director, The Turner Foundation