STAFF & BOARD

Our People are Expanding Businesses & Benefiting our Community

These community leaders are representative of our industry sectors and geographics, and represent both public and private interests to improve communication and understanding on local economic issues across this common divide.

STAFF

KATHY GOON

Executive Director

kgoon@growashland.com

Kathy is an Ashland County native, graduating from Hillsdale High School and Ashland University with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has also served as adjunct faculty at AU and NCSC and is presently the treasurer for Muskies, Inc., a 7,000 member national organization.

Kathy currently lives with her son Braylon in Polk, Ohio. When asked about her thoughts on her position, Kathy said, “I’m very honored that the Board has appointed me as the executive director for AAED. Helping local businesses and working to expand economic opportunity is something that I’m very passionate about. I love meeting with our local community and business leaders and developing a plan for progress in Ashland County.”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MIKE WELCH

President

MATT MILLER

Vice-President

MIKE KELLY

Treasurer

KEITH BOALES

Secretary

GEORGIA KAUFFMAN

MAGF Representative

Staff & Board