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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, 
ESC of the Western Reserve
Nancy Santilli,
Assistant Superintendent
ESC of the Western Reserve

Kelly Moran,
Director of Instructional Programs
ESC of the Western Reserve
[email protected]

Christopher Mitchell,
Director of innovative Programs
Auburn Career Center
John Stoddard, 
Berkshire Local Schools
Jack Cunningham, 
Cardinal Local Schools

Tamee Tucker, 
Chief Academic Officer

Angela Spalsbury, 
Dean of Students
Kent State - Geauga

David Enzerra,
Executive in Residence 
Lakeland Community Coll├Ęge

Richard Markwardt,
West Geauga Local Schools

Jaina Gandolfi,
Vocational Director
ESC of the Western Reserve


BAC Council Members - Business

Kimm Leininger, 
Geauga Growth Partnership

Betsy Covington,
Geauga Growth Partnership 
Teresa Simons
Alliance for Working Together (AWT)

Tama Justen
[email protected]
Maggie Zock
DA Surgical 
Becky Oliver,
Great Lake Cheese
John Epprecht,
Great Lake Cheese
Julie Gorenc
Suzanne LaRocca
Mercury Plastics
Craig Sernik, 
Ohio Means Jobs 
Area 19 NOC COG
Margo Reda, Director
Ohio Means Jobs

Dave Patterson,
Patterson Farms
Brittain Paul
Rita Okonji,
Tarkett USA, Inc.