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Government Affairs Council

The Regional Chamber is fortunate to have a talented cross section of business and non-profit leaders who serve on the Government Affairs Council (GAC). Members of the council volunteer their time and talents to oversee the focus of our government affairs initiatives. The GAC considers important legislative issues affecting the state and region and recommends action by the Regional Chamber Board of Directors. The Council also provides direction in formulating the Chamber’s Public Policy Agenda and hosts political update events throughout the year featuring federal, state and local government officeholders and candidates.

Council Members

Matt Blair | Attorney, Blair & Latell Co., LPA
David Deibel | President, Boardman Steel Inc.
Charles George | CEO, HAPCO
Michael Hripko | Associate Vice President for Research, Youngstown State University 
Ed Kolodziej Jr. | President & COO, Aqua Ohio
Claudia Kovach | Corporate Secretary / Vice President, City Machine Technology
Steve Kristan | Director, External Relations/GAC Vice-Chairman, AT&T
Mark Lamoncha | President, CEO, owner Humtown Products
Sean Logan | President, Sean Logan & Associates
Jeff Magada | Executive Director, Flying High Inc.
Regina Mitchell | CEO, co-owner Recovery Solutions
Jeanne Mosure | V.P., Construction Services, ms consultants
Kevin Reilly | Executive Vice President, Builders Association
John Saganich | Legal Counsel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
Neil Schor | Attorney, Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd.
Peppe Smith | Vice President, Camelot Lanes
Gary Soukenik | President/CEO/GAC Chairman, Seven Seventeen Credit Union
Tracy Stevens | External Affairs Manager, Dominion Energy
Adam Timblin | Manager, Cohen & Company
Mike Wellendorf | Government Relations Liaison, Akron Children’s Hospital 
Mark  Wenick | Chief Wealth Management Officer, Farmers Bank Group
Mark Zeidenstein | Secretary/Treasurer, L. Calvin Jones & Co.
Ralph Zerbonia | President, Universe Central Corporation