July 24, 2016

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Highland nonprofit has new leadership

GRANGER TWP. — The Highland Foundation, a nonprofit that supports educational programs in Highland Schools, has appointed a new chairman and added four trustees to the board.

Trustees approved the nomination of Eric Stasiowski as chairman of the board. Stasiowski, a three-year trustee, will oversee the foundation’s efforts to offer educational enrichment grants, scholarships and programs. He replaces Craig Bailey, whose term ended June 30.

Stasiowski originally is from Williamstown, Mass., and has nearly two decades of global corporate marketing and communications leadership experience. He is the director of communications for PPG Industries’ Architectural Coatings and previously held similar roles at AkzoNobel, The Timken Co. and Burnham Corp.

Stasiowski received a bachelor of science degree in communications from Ithaca College and a master’s in business administration from Penn State University.

Previous community leadership roles include chairman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival grand parade in Canton, and founder/chairman of Lancaster Young Professionals in Lancaster, Pa.

Stasiowski lives in Montville Township with his wife, Donna, and their daughter, Hannah, a fourth-grader at Granger Elementary.

The new trustees:

• Barbara Dzur is the marketing director for the Gerspacher Real Estate Group. She is a Highland graduate, former Highland High School guidance counselor and administrator at the Medina County Career Center. Dzur lives in Medina Township and has a daughter, Heidi, who is a special education teacher.

• Carol Florian is president of Symetosphere, a cultural change management and information technology consulting firm based in Medina. A Highland graduate, Florian holds a bachelor of science degree from Baldwin-Wallace University with majors in accounting, mathematics and finance. She and her husband, Jim, are active in the Highland Schools’ Athletic Booster Club. Their three children graduated from Highland along with Florian’s stepson.

• Keith Heichel is president of Pinnacle Wealth Planning Services in Medina. Since joining the firm in 1998, Heichel works closely with Pinnacle’s high net-worth clients, CPAs and attorneys. He also serves on Pinnacle’s investment and financial planning committees. Heichel holds a bachelor of arts degree in finance from Baldwin-Wallace University. Heichel and his wife, Karen, have four children: Kayla, Katelyn, Kelsey and Kevin. They live in Sharon Township.

• Jill Hennessey is a senior vice president and market leader of Commercial Banking in Northern Ohio for The PNC Financial Services Group. Hennessey brings 22 years of experience with commercial clients and has responsibility for managing the sales and marketing activities of the northern Ohio region, which includes Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown.

She is a board member for The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio and Christian Education at Medina United Church of Christ. She lives in Granger Township with her husband, Jim, and their three children, Megan, Matthew and Mitchell.

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