Chris Magill, President
Vista Site Selection LLC
Chris serves as Managing Director for Vista Site Selection. In his role, he assists companies in achieving growth through the development of site selection and economic development strategies. Chris has significant experience consulting structuring tax credit, grant and loan-financing solutions for capital investment projects in 20 different states. Further, Chris utilizes data analytics to help better inform business leaders and site administrators on project ROI, economic impacts, site decisions and market conditions. Prior to his role at Vista, Chris served as the Economic Development Director for Ice Miller LLP and the Executive Director for the Ohio Tax Credit Authority at the Ohio Department of Development.
Chris was named to the Columbus Business First 2022 40 under 40 Class and was the only private-sector representative selected for the 2014 Columbus Business First “20 People to Know in Government.” Chris earned a B.S. from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. from Ohio University. He also has a Certification of Data Analytics and a Certification of Economic Measurement from the National Association of Business Economists.
Blake Compton, Vice President
Owner and Founder
Blake founded 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.
Paul Collinsworth, Treasurer
Vice President, SBA Specialist
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 and his B.A. in Economics from Kenyon College.
Lisa Delp, Secretary
Lisa Delp supports National Security & Defense technology companies through business coaching and facilitated engagement with the Department of Defense (DoD). She is the former Executive Director of Ohio Third Frontier, a $2.4 billion state-bond funded program to create a tech-focused ecosystem, and a subject matter expert in government-led economic development. In her most recent venture, Lisa developed and delivered the TRIAD Program to improve DoD/Small Business engagement and stimulate technology transfer.
Using her experience as an entrepreneur she brings a first-person perspective to the needs of small businesses and the importance of public resources in private sector growth. At state, national, and international levels Lisa works to grow communities and create active networks of vital business resources.
TJ Eveland is a nationally-recognized advocate for business education and improving small business ecosystems. He founded SBC Consulting in the midst of the social unrest and challenging business environment during the pandemic to help small business owners, especially those often underserved, survive. SBC has provided no-cost consulting to thousands of small businesses, primarily owned by women and minorities, across the U.S. As the founder, TJ provides guidance to SBC’s leadership and helps develop partnerships with entrepreneur support organizations to provide no-cost support to small business owners and improve entrepreneurial ecosystems throughout the country. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs at Ohio Dominican University and holds a PhD in Higher Education from Ohio University, an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from DeVry University.
Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Susan Foltz recently retired as the Director of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The program is funded through the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the US Department of Commerce. Under her leadership, the funding and performance increased by over 200 percent; opened new opportunities for expansion of manufacturing into automation, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, process improvement, apprenticeships as well as practical military applications; expanded a statewide support network of more than 200 organizations to focus on improving manufacturing in Ohio. She has deep experience in manufacturing, with more than two decades of private industry experience before joining ODOD. She served our country in the US Army for almost four years. Susan holds a BA in Business Management from Cambridge State University and several business and industry certifications. Susan and her husband live on the family farm in southeastern Fairfield County. They have five adult children, 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandson!
Senior Lender, Vice President of Commercial Banking
Park National Bank
Jeff Guminey is a Senior Lender at Park National Bank and leads a team of commercial lenders in the Greater Columbus area. Before joining Park, he was a banker at Vinton County National Bank and Fifth Third. He is active in his community, serving in leadership roles at the Grove City Chamber of Commerce and Fishing Has No Boundaries.
Senior Vice President
Thomas Mack 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.