Dayton business people in the news

Recently, the Better Business Bureau’s Women in Business Networking (WiBN) program announced its 2016 class of Top 25 Women to Watch. These awards recognize exceptional women in the Miami Valley who:

• Are exceptional in their roles and respected in their fields

• Are causing more than just a ripple in the public arena and in their communities

• “Light a spark” or make an impression of some sort

Each woman stands out in some special way – because of her leadership, community service and professional achievements – or all three.

The 2016 Top 25 Women to Watch include:

• Libby Ballengee, Venus Child Productions

• Mary Kathryn Burnside, Clash Dayton

• Dr. Cleanne Cass, Hospice of Dayton

• London Coe, Peace on Fifth

• Allison Cox, The Human Race Theatre Co.

• Judy Dodge, Montgomery County

• Jennifer Gilman, Prime Time Party Rental

• Nichole Hardin, Horizon Primary Care

• Mary Jean Henry, Wright State University Foundation

• Elise Huelskamp, Premier Health

• Janet Jackson, Organization Solutions, LLC

• Reka Juhasz, RealArt/PaperReka

• Brenda Elaine Kraner, Wright State University

• Debbie Lieberman, Montgomery County

• Melanie Miller, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

• Anna Monnett, Dayton VA Medical Center

• Stephanie Nemitz, Dayton Children’s

• Billi Nichol Ewing, Independent Education Management & Creative Consultant - Self Employed

• Kathy Piech-Lukas, Your Dream Day, LLC

• Erin Rhinehart, Faruki Ireland & Cox, PLL

• Beth Savage, PQ Systems

• Diana Vann, American Way Van & Storage, Inc.

• Jenny Warner, People Working Cooperatively, Inc.

• Laurie Westheimer, Loralie’s Boutique

• Nancy Wilson, K99.1 FM/Cox Media Group Ohio

For more about this honor, visit the WiBN Web site, Over the course of this recognition program, more than 200 women have been recognized with this distinguished honor.

Investment advisor announces promotions

Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management, Inc. (“EBS”), is a Dayton-based Registered Investment Advisor serving individual investors and private business owners for more than 20 years. EBS manages value-oriented investment strategies and we consider our employees to be our greatest asset, and has announced the following promotions:

Terri King, a 12-year veteran of the firm, has been promoted to the position of Compliance Manager. Her primary focus will be to administer EBS’s compliance program and serve as a compliance thought leader. King recently earned her Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP) designation.

Dawn Kramer has been with the firm more than nine years and was recently promoted to the position of Client Relationship Manager. In this advisory role, she is responsible for serving clients and developing new relationships. Kramer recently earned her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

Neesha Ladwa has been with the firm more than four years and was recently promoted to the position of Senior Client Administrator. She has worked diligently to master the technical aspects of her role and looks forward to additional client service responsibilities. Ladwa is a CFP candidate, juggling work and a rigorous study program.

Sara Mahoney has been with the firm more than three years and was recently promoted to the position of Manager of Consulting Services Administration. She has 15 years of industry experience and has assumed management responsibilities for the Administrative Staff within the Consulting Services Group. Mahoney will continue to support clients directly.

Egan Rosell has been promoted to Client Services Administrator. He began as a part-time Client Services Assistant Administrator. Rosell is in his senior year at Wright State University, pursuing a degree in Financial Services; he will be eligible to sit for the CFP board exam upon graduating.

MVRPC elects officers

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) unanimously elected its Executive Committee.

MVRPC’s Executive Officers for 2016/2017 are as follows:

• Chairperson - Carol Graff, Beavercreek Township (Greene County)

• First Vice Chair - John O’Brien, Miami County Commission

• Second Vice Chair - John Beals, City of Centerville

MVRPC’s 2016/2017 Executive Committee is now comprised of the following representatives:

Michael Beamish, City of Troy

Janet Bly, Miami Conservancy District

John Bruns, City of Union

Chris Day, Preble County

Judy Dodge, Montgomery County Commission

Robert Glaser, Greene County Commission

Arthur Haddad, Troy Area Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Hirt, Bethel Township (Miami County)

Mary Johnson, Jefferson Township (Montgomery County)

Matthew Joseph, City of Dayton

Dan Kirkpatrick, City of Fairborn

Chris Mucher, Miami Township (Greene County)

Don Patterson, City of Kettering

Woodrow Stroud, Greene County Transit

William Vogt, City of Piqua

Debborah Wallace, City of Beavercreek

Established in 1964, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission promotes collaboration among communities, stakeholders, and residents to advance regional priorities. For more information, contact Brian O. Martin, MVRPC’s Executive Director, at 937-223-6323, or at or go to

Poelking owner named to council

The National Federation of Independent Business/Ohio, the state’s leading small business association, has announced the re-election of Joe Poelking to the group’s statewide leadership council. Poelking is the owner/operator of Poelking Lanes South in Dayton, and has been a longtime member of NFIB. As a member of the group’s statewide leadership council, Poelking attends quarterly meetings that serve to guide the organization’s Ohio activities in public policy debates, member activism and backing candidates who are supportive of small-business issues.

More information is available online at

Williams promoted at Miller-Valentine

Miller-Valentine Group has announced the appointment of David M. Williams as the company’s Vice President of Urban Development, effective March 1. Williams will be responsible for driving business growth by identifying, structuring, and coordinating urban development opportunities in the Greater Dayton area. He will give direction on funding tools, coordinate construction and provide brokerage services on project opportunities.

Williams, a Dayton native, joins Miller-Valentine with over 25 years’ experience in the construction and real estate development industry. As a degreed construction manager, he is skilled in conceptual and project estimating, and project management. Licensed in commercial real estate and a LEED-AP, he has the ability to help with innovative and creative ways of accomplishing redevelopment projects. He has collaborated, created and administered architectural and development standards for mixed-use developments, TIF Districts and New Community Authorities. His project experience encompasses office, retail, healthcare, multi-family, adaptive reuse, historic preservation and food service.

Williams currently serves on the board of directors for Heritage Ohio and Greater Dayton Conservation Fund and as Vice-Chair of the Dayton Regional ESID. He has served on the City of Dayton Plan Board and Landmarks Commission, as well as numerous preservation boards, community and civic organizations.

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