Board of Directors

The Area 20 Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders from its five-county region to help shape workforce policies. The majority of representation on the Board is filled from the business sector to help direct funding toward the needs of our local businesses. Board members are selected by county commissioners from the counties that comprise Area 20. There are five Board members from Fairfield, Pickaway, and Ross counties and three Board members from Hocking and Vinton counties. Other Board members include an at-large K12 Education Representative, and at-large business representative, a representative from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and a Wagner-Peyser representative. Current Board members are listed below:

County Sector Name Title Name of Business
Fairfield Business Mike McCandlish Director of Purchasing Claypool Electric
Fairfield Business Kim Kirchgessner Onboarding Representative Fairfield Medical Center
Fairfield Business Jacqueline Craiglow Human Resources Worthington Industries
Fairfield Education J.B. Dick Superintendent Amanda Clearcreek Local Schools
Fairfield Higher Education Kim Jeffers Transition Advisor Ohio University - Lancaster
Fairfield Adult Education & Literacy Angela L Ward Adult Workforce Development Director Eastland Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
Hocking Business Chuck Zender   Amanda Manufacturing
Hocking Business Andy Good Executive Director Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce
Hocking Commmunity Based Organization Jessica Stroh   HAPCAP Community Action
Pickaway Business Michael Linton Principal Accurate Heating & Cooling
Pickaway Business Wendy Elliott Sr Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Berger Hospital
Pickaway Labor Gary Rhodes Sheet Metal Draftsman Kirk Williams Co
Pickaway Commmunity Based Organization Andrew Binegar Executive Director PICCA Community Action
Pickaway Economic Development Ryan Scribner Economic Development Director Pickaway Progress Partnership
Ross Business Tom White President Accurate Heating & Cooling
Ross Business Briana Hood Workforce, Safety Council and Office Manager Ross County Chamber of Commerce
Ross Business Stacie Robertson Area HR Manager Kenworth
Ross Labor Joe Crytser Secretary Treasurer Painters Local
Ross Adult Education & Literacy Carrie Fife Director of Adult Education Pick-Ross Career & Technology Center
Vinton Business OPEN    
Vinton Business Annamarie Quails Executive VP & HR Manager Vinton County National Bank
Vinton Youth Serving Organization Richard Games Co-Executive Director Sojourners
ODJFS Rehabilitation Services Katie Karwatske Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
ODJFS State Employment Services Stephen Carson Program Delivery Manager, Workforce Services Ohio Department Job & Family Services

Meeting Dates and Locations

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Area 20 Bylaws

Regional & Local Plan

Board Meeting Packets

Customer Testimonails

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Customer Testimonails

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