Retired Gen. Lester Lyles, former commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in a 2002 file photo.

Two Dayton advocates named to JobsOhio board

JobsOhio has appointed two men with a long history of Dayton region advocacy to its board of directors.

Retired Air Force Gen. Lester L. Lyles, of Vienna, Va. has been appointed to the JobsOhio Board of Directors for a term beginning July 6, 2019, and ending July 5, 2023, Gov. Mike DeWine’s office said Tuesday.

And Scott A. Sullivan, of Springboro, has been appointed to the same board for a term beginning July 6, ending July 5, 2023. Sullivan is president of SelectTech Services Corp.

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The Dayton Development Coalition, the Dayton regional arm of JobsOhio, welcomed the appointments.

“Both Gen. Lyles and Mr. Sullivan will bring an extensive knowledge of Ohio’s business climate and the critical role our federal installations have in Ohio’s economy to their work for JobsOhio,” Jeff Hoagland, the coalition’s president and chief executive officer, said. “For more than a decade, they have been strong advocates for the Dayton region and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, working to increase the economic impact of Ohio’s federal installations, support commercial industry, and share the benefits of doing business in Ohio with fellow business leaders.”

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“JobsOhio President and CIO J.P. Nauseef first brought Gen. Lyles, Mr. Sullivan, and Joe Zeis, the governor’s senior advisor for aerospace and defense, into the economic development world,” Hoagland added. “Their collaboration and support helped fuel the growth of our region, and their continued partnership positions Ohio well for the future.”

“Both General Lyles and Mr. Sullivan are eager to engage, and I am excited to bring them up to speed on our initiatives,” Nauseef said in a JobsOhio statement. “I thank Governor DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Husted for their forward-looking and thoughtful appointments.”

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