Council of Development Finance Agencies
Katie Kramer joined the OSDC board in October of 2015. She is the Vice President at the Council of Development Finance Agencies, a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. She is an accomplished non-profit executive with expertise in state and local economic development finance programs, policies, and practices. Her writing has been featured in numerous industry publications and reports, including those commissioned by The Kresge Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, U.S. Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. She regularly speaks about development finance at national conferences and is a guest lecturer at The Ohio State University. She holds a BA in English with honors from Cleveland State University.
Poggemeyer Design Group
Bob Jablonski has been with Poggemeyer Design Group (PDG) since 1987 and serves as Manager of the firm’s Columbus Division. Bob also has in-depth experience in public and private-sector development and economic development financing, including financial packaging to blend public and private funds for commercial, industrial and local government projects. He received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Ohio State University and his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Fenn College. Bob has earned his certification as an Economic Development Financing Professional (NDC).
Theodore (Ted) Johnson
Parms + Company, LLC
Ted Johnson joined the OSDC board in December of 2014. He brings extensive accounting, tax and management advisory experience that spans more than 35 years. Ted heads up the tax, small business and forensic accounting services for Parms + Company, LLC. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting from The Ohio State University. Ted is licensed as a CPA and also has the CFE and CFF designations (Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Financial Forensics, respectively).
Lisa Delp is a serial entrepreneur who brings a first-person perspective to the needs of growing companies and local economies. She is a co-founder of GDI Partners, a woman-owned business focused on community development and small business engagement with the Department of Defense. In support of the U.S. entrepreneurial ecosystem Lisa is an instructor for the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute; globally, she works to provide guidance in many aspects of government-led tech-based economic development. She is a former Executive Director for the Ohio Third Frontier and served as a Founding Board Member of Venture Ohio.
Huntington National Bank
Paul Collinsworth is Vice President and a Senior SBA Product Manager for Huntington National Bank. Previously, Paul was a Senior Commercial Relationship Manager at Huntington Bank in both the not-for-profit and Middle Market groups. He started his career as a Loan Officer with the Columbus SBA District Office. Paul has almost 20 years of experience working with small and middle market size businesses and NFP organizations. Mr. Collinsworth earned his M.B.A. from Ohio State University in 1991 and his B.A. in Economics from Kenyon College in 1983.
Chris Magill is the Economic Development Director for Ice Miller, LLP helping clients achieve growth strategies through economic development consulting. He has helped negotiate and secure over $300 million in tax credits, abatements and grants including the head quarters expansion of many Fortune 500 companies. Chris has also served as the executive director of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority for the Ohio Development Services Agency. He obtained his Master’s in Business Administration in from Ohio University.
American Electric Power
Mark James is Vice President – Economic and Business Development for American Electric Power, responsible for the strategic expansion of AEP’s Economic Development program, identifying and pursuing opportunities to increase jobs and retail customer load across AEP’s 11 state, 200,000 square mile service territory. From 2002 to 2011, James served as founder and President of ED Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm providing economic development tools, training and project management services to the economic development profession. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Science from Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Economic Geography from Oregon State University. James is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Ross Graduate School of Business Executive Management Program and is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).
Thomas Mack was voted onto the OSDC board in April of 2018. He is a Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager in the Commercial Banking sector of the Corporate Banking Group at PNC. Thomas joined the Bank in 1989 as a member of the Retail Management Training program. After several years as a Retail Branch Manager, Thomas moved to Corporate Banking as a Relationship Manager. He managed a Corporate Banking team for several years before joining the Credit Risk Management Team in 2005 as a Credit Officer. In 2009, he rejoined Corporate Banking as Group Manager and moved into in his current role in February 2015. Thomas has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Adrian College.
Blake Compton joined OSDC in April of 2019. He brings a passion for small business in the central Ohio community. Founder of Compton Construction in 2012, a design build and general contracting company, his firm has built some of the most premier downtown breweries, co-working spaces and adaptive reuse projects around central Ohio.
Park National Bank
Bryant Fox joined the OSDC board in 2020. He is a Vice President at Park National Bank and leads a team of commercial lenders in the Greater Dayton Area. Bryant started at Park National Bank in Mansfield, OH as a Management Associate and his last position prior to moving to western Ohio was in Columbus as the Credit Manager for Park National Bank’s Structured Warehouse department, a specialized asset-based lending group with a national footprint focusing on non-bank finance companies. He holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.