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 members and the area’s residents.
The mission of the Dayton Development Coalition is to retain, expand and recruit jobs in the Dayton region.
The Dayton Development Coalition is a public/private partnership. Our members 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.
The Dayton Development Coalition has a dedicated Board of Trustees, strong leadership and they take great pride in growing the region.
Fuyao Glass America, Inc.
2015 Community Excellence Award
Presented by: Association of Defense Communities
Second Place, Governor’s Cup, Tier Two Metros
SITE Selection Magazine
Great American Defense Community
Association of Defense Communities
Best Air Force Base – WPAFB
Air Force Times
Best Place for Vets to Live – Beavercreek
Runner Up for Best Project – Fuyao
OEDA Exellence Awards
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.
President & CEO
EVP, Aerospace & Defense
VP, Federal Gov. Programs
VP of Business Development
Manager, Special Events
Director, Defense Programs
VP, Accelerant Venture Capital Fund
Executive Assistant to the President
Executive Assistant/Office Administrator
Government Relations Specialist
Director, Strategic Communications
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.
Chairman: Anne Eiting Klamar, M.D.
Chair, Midmark Corporation
President & CEO, Dayton Development Coalition
President, Electrical Power Systems, GE Aviation
Daniel J. Curran, PhD
President, University of Dayton
Dave Hopkins, PhD
President, Wright State University
John T. Landess
Executive Director, The Turner Foundation
President & CEO, DPL, Inc.
Kenneth R. Thompson, II
General Counsel, Reed Elsevier Group
Business Advisor, Aileron
Non-Board Executive Committee Members
Partner, Sebaly Shillito + Dyer LPA
2016 Board Members
Jo Alice Blondin, PhD
President, Clark State Community College
Group Vice President, Emerson Climate Technologies
President, Peerless Technologies Corporation
Dayton City Executive and Commercial Bank Team Leader, Fifth Third Bank
President & CEO, Dayton Children’s Hospital
President, PSA Airlines
President, Fuyao Glass America, Inc.
Managing Director, JobsOhio
President & Founder, Grunder Landscaping Co.
President, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Ohio
Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, PhD
President, Central State University
Steven Lee Johnson, PhD
President and CEO, Sinclair Community College
CEO, Kettering Health Network
J. Thomas (Tom) Maultsby
President & CEO, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area
CEO, McGohan Brabender Insurance Agency
CEO & Managing Partner, Think Patented
Regional President, PNC Bank
President & CEO, CareSource
Vice President/General Manager, Mark Fornes Realty, Inc.
James R. Pancoast
President & CEO, Premier Health Partners
President, Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio
Market Vice President, Cox Media Group Ohio
President & CEO, CDO Technologies Inc.