Oct 31, 2018

Mentor Matchup

We couldn’t be more excited to reintroduce our Mentor Matchup at the Leadership Summit this year! Our community is packed full of established business visionaries and community leaders, so it only makes sense for us to help spark conversations between them and you, our emerging leaders.

Here’s how it works:

First, get yourself to our Leadership Summit next Thursday, November 8, 2018. Tickets are still available.

Second, take a look at the list of mentors willing to offer up at least one hour of their time to meet with you. Pick one, two or a few that you think you’d love to meet! (Hint: This list will continue to grow up until the event, so check back often).

Third, during check-in, the morning of the Leadership Summit, make sure you pick-up Mentor Matchup cards, fill them out and drop them in the bucket designated for the Mentor you’d like to meet.

Fourth, anxiously await to find out if you’ve won! We will be posting the results on our website and helping to bridge the connection between winners and mentors. Final results will be posted by the end of 2018.

Questions? Drop us a line at epic@toledochamber.com


Our 2018 Mentor Line Up

Jim Weidner

Jim is currently the Regional Chief Operating Officer at Mercy Health. He has previously held roles as the Regional VP of Quorum Health Corporation, President & CEO at Cullman Regional Medical Center, and Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Health Services. Currently, he is involved in the community by serving as a board member of the Toledo Zoo, DART, and Boy Scouts of America, Toledo Chapter.

Romules Durant

Romules is currently the CEO/Superintendent at Toledo Public Schools. He has previously held roles as the Assistant Superintendent, Principal, and Assistant Principal. Currently, he is involved in the community by participating with the YMCA Executive Committee, United Way Executive Committee & Toledo Rotary.

Bob Baxter

Bob is currently the CEO of Mercy Health Toledo and Lima at Mercy Health. He has previously held roles as the CEO Lima, President St. Rita’s Medical Center, and COO, Rapid City Regional Hospital. Currently he is involved in the community by participating with the United Way Board, Activate Allen County & Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

Eric Chase

Eric is currently the On Air Host + Podcaster at Cumulus Media. He has previously held roles as the iHeartMedia Program Director + Morning Show Host. Currently he is involved in the community by volunteering with NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Jewish Federation of Toledo (Family Services), and also serves as a Board Member with the Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Jerry Schnepp

Jerry is currently the Associate Professor and Director of the Collab Lab at Bowling Green State University. He has previously held roles as a Lecturer at DePaul University in Chicago and a Technology Consultant with Convergence Communications.

Alicia Wagner

Alicia is currently the Co-owner of Fowl & Fodder Downtown. She has previously held roles as the Founder/ Biz Coach, HEELS Coaching & Consulting, The Executive Director of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Network WEN, and Mission Advancement Manager at Cherry Street Mission. Currently, she is involved in the community by participating with Women of Toledo, Leadership Toledo & Cherry Street Mission Ministries.

Barb Roose

Barb is currently a Speaker and Author. She has previously served as the Executive Director of Ministry at CedarCreek Church, a Non-Profit Executive Director, and a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative. Currently, she is involved in the community by serving as a board member of Keep Watch and is also involved with Mentor Mom & Overseas Missions Trips.

Dr. Rodney Rogers

Dr. Rogers is the president of Bowling Green State University. Previously, he served the university as provost and senior vice president and dean of the BGSU College of Business. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, board of trustees of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and on the executive committee of the Regional Growth Partnership.

Dr. Sharon Gaber

Dr. Gaber is the president of The University of Toledo. Previously, she was the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas. Her community involvement includes serving on the boards of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Growth Partnership and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. She also serves as the Mid-American Conference representative on the Division 1 NCAA President’s Forum.

Mike Hart

Mike Hart is the President & CEO of Hart, a full-service advertising agency. He was previously the Executive Vice President of Hart and also served as an Adjunct Professor of Advertising for the University of Toledo. Mike currently serves on the board of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Michael Wilcox

Michael is the founder, Chairman & CEO of Wilcox Financial and Wilcox Sports Management. Since founding Wilcox Financial in 1982, Mr. Wilcox has directly served his clients in 39 states and 12 countries. He currently serves on The Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors, The Culver Academies Board of Trustees, The Toledo Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame Trustees, and is a Falcon Club Donor.

Dr. Lisa Dubose

Dr. Dubose is the Director of Employee Relations, Professional Development & EEO at Bowling Green State University. She has previously held roles as the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Organizational Development at Owens Community College and the Interim Vice President of Human Resources at Owens Community College.

Sara Best

Sara is the Champion of People & Performance at In2Great. She has previously held roles as a Training & Development Manager, Director of Board Catalyst Institute and owned her own business. She is currently the board chair of Catholic Charities.

Ambrea Mikolajczyk

Ambrea is the owner of Ark Restoration & Construction. Previously, she was a Pharmaceutical Sales Account Manager with Genzyme, Pharmaceutical Sales Business Manager with Pfizer and Pharmacy Lead with ProMedica. She is involved with the Warehouse District Overlay Committee, Mayoral Economic Development Team and Historic Vistula Foundation.

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