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Geauga Business Advisory Council

Geauga County Business Advisory Council

The Geauga County Business Advisory Council (BAC) fosters collaboration among schools, businesses and the communities in Geauga County.  This work ensures that educational initiatives align with the needs of businesses. 
This collaboration makes educational partners:
  • more aware of the local labor market; 
  • promotes work-based experiences within businesses; 
  • and, helps students prepare for successful learning and employment opportunities. 

Businesses in Geauga county wishing to become a member of the BAC are encouraged to reach out to the ESC of the Western Reserve and partners like the Geauga Growth Partnership.

Together we can make a direct impact on the career development of all youth.

It is the policy of the ESC of the Western Reserve that all ESC of the Western Reserve -sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities.  If you need assistance in participating in this meeting due to a disability as defined under the ADA, pease call the ESC of the Western Reserve's Superintendent at 440-350-2563. 

BAC Members - Education

Jennifer Felker, Superintendent
ESC of the Western Reserve
John Stoddard, Superintendent
Berkshire Local Schools
Bill Kermavner, Superintendent
Cardinal Local Schools
Richard Markwardt, Superintendent
West Geauga Local Schools
Tamee Tucker, Chief Academic Officer
Christopher Mitchell, Director
Auburn Career Center
Angela Spalsbury, Dean of Students
Kent State - Geauga
Jaina Gandolfi,Vocational Director
ESC of the Western Reserve
David Enzerra
Lakeland Community Collège

BAC Council Members - Business

Kimm Leininger, President
Geauga Growth Partnership
Becky Oliver
Great Lake Cheese
Betsy Covington
Geauga Growth Partnership 
Serena Cerderlund
Tarkett USA, Inc.
Dave Patterson
Patterson Farms
John Epprecht
Great Lake Cheese
Craig Sernik, Executive Director
Area 19 NOC COG
Margo Reda, Director
Ohio Means Jobs
Suzanne Wilson
Juliana Petti
Alliance for Working Together (AWT)
Crystall Thomas
Mercury Plastics
Tama Justen, HR Manager