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Medina County Community Fund Advisory Board Update

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The new fiscal year brought some changes to the Medina County Community Fund Advisory Board. Denise Testa, director of the Medina County Department of Planning Services and board member since 2013, completed her three terms and termed off the board. Terry Pfleiderer, former manager of enterprise applications at RPM International Inc., stepped down from the board after completing two full terms. Terry also retired from RPM and plans to enjoy his retirement. Both Jill Morton, retired educator and co-owner of Mack’s Inc. in Valley City, and Daniel Calvin, Esq., of Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, also stepped down from the board for personal reasons. The entire board thanks Denise, Terry, Jill and Dan for their service to and support of the Medina County Community Fund and wishes them well.

We are very pleased to welcome the following three new board members, who bring a wealth of talent and experience to the board:

Laure Javorsky
Edward Hopson

Laure Javorsky is a Brunswick resident who graduated magna cum laude from Baldwin Wallace with a degree in accounting. She is a CPA, a graduate of Leadership Medina County's Signature Class, and the corporate treasurer for Philpott Solutions Group Inc. in Brunswick. Laure has been active in the community through leadership roles with Girl Scouts, Kidder Elementary PTO, and Brunswick Band Parents.

Edward Hopson, the managing principal and owner of Hopson Communications and Coaching LLC, has an office in Medina. Ed attended The University of Akron and Indiana Wesleyan University and holds associate and bachelor's degrees in both business administration and management. He is also a graduate of Leadership Medina County’s Signature Class. He has extensive experience in banking, economic development, and commercial real estate financing. Ed is currently pursuing his master’s degree in management and human resources.

Brian Frasier is a transplant from the Northwest U.S. and Texas to Seville, Ohio. He holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, and an MBA from George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. He joined RPM International Inc. in early 2021 and is now the director of compliance audit. Brian is a graduate of the Leadership Medina County LEAD Program and serves on the board of directors for the Northeast Ohio Fraud Examiners.

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