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Client Advisory Council

Our Council Counsels

At least once a year, we meet with our Client Advisory Council, composed of clients, community ambassadors, economic development partners, and leaders from business and industry, manufacturing and education. This "focus group" serves as our eyes and ears, ensuring we stay current with workplace trends and challenges, helping to create a vision for our future.

Thanks to our Client Advisory Council, we've:

  • Created constructive business and community collaborations
  • Secured feedback on our strengths – and areas to improve
  • Developed strategic initiatives for long-term growth


CAC Members 2018-19

  • Kathryn Brod, LeadingAge Ohio
  • Gus Comstock, Marion CanDo
  • Anne Cowen, Cowen Truck Line, Inc.
  • Guy Crawford, National Lime & Stone Company
  • Rev. Kenneth Daniel, United Church Homes
  • Greg Davis, Ohio State University Extension
  • John Folk, Hardin JFS
  • James Franks, AEC Solution Provider
  • Pam Hall, Marion Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Linda O'Connor, Ohio Department of Education
  • Mike Patrick, National Lime & Stone Company
  • Roger Rennekamp, Ohio State University Extension
  • Walt Rodgers, RelaDyne Inc
  • Greg Rose, The Ohio State University at Marion
  • Roxanne Somerlot, Marion JFS




Our Client Advisory Council recognizes those who have gone "above and beyond," making a significant impact on employees' lives, within their organization and/or throughout their community.  The annual Client Advisory Council meeting and awards luncheon provides an opportunity to demonstrate this recognition.

These successes are at the heart of the Alber Enterprise Center mission.