Stacy Toki, Chairwoman
Vice President of Human Resources at BMI Federal Credit Union
Stacy Toki is the VP of Human Resources for BMI Federal Credit Union in Dublin, Ohio. She is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing all HR functions and ensuring alignment with the credit union’s mission and vision. As a member of the management team, she participates in establishing and implementing organizational goals and objectives and serves as a resource in all aspects of HR. Stacy’s current community involvement includes mentoring college students pursuing HR degrees in addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Apprisen. Previous volunteer service includes four years on the Board of Directors for the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO) and two years on the Board for the Ohio Credit Union League’s Central Ohio Chapter of Credit Unions. Stacy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and her MBA from Franklin University. She also has a Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification from the Society for Human Resources Management as well as a Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) certification from the Credit Union National Association.
John Kramer, Vice Chair
President, Clamp and Support Systems, Ideal Tridon Group. Auburn Hills, MI.
John joined the Ideal Tridon Group in July, 2020, to lead their Support Systems Group through the integration of it’s 5 recent business acquisitions. His 20+ years of executive leadership has been focused on scaling and growing industrial, supply chain and service businesses through a 15-year career with General Electric’s Plastics division, as President of The Industrial Distribution group in West Chester, and more recently as the COO of Apex Supply Chain Technologies. He aligns teams around a common vision and leverages broad and in-depth business experience to ensure organizational success. John also serves as the Board Chairman for the Mason Deerfield Community Development Corporation and is the past Finance Chair and Treasurer for Camp Joy. He has Finance and Spanish degrees from St. John’s University of Collegeville, MN.
John Lame, Treasurer
John is CEO of UNTAPPED®, a wealth creation company he founded in 2019, following 15 years as Founder and CEO of Lenox Wealth Management. Prior to launching Lenox, John was Senior Vice-President of UBS/Paine Webber, and Chairman of the Board, Lenox Savings and Loan. After 25+ years in the financial services industry, John launched UNTAPPED® to fill a void in the financial services industry by providing “real sustainable long-term value” to families by teaching them to find purpose in their work, invest in their unique abilities, set goals to increase their income, and give back generously. John was a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) for over 20 year and earned his undergraduate degree in Finance at the University of Cincinnati and his MBA in Finance from Xavier University. John spent 12 years in Finance at Procter & Gamble. He is a Certified Exit Planner Advisor (CEPA), Kolbe Certified Consultant and John Maxwell Certified Coach. In 2012, John was awarded the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Bridge Builder Award.
David Fusting, CHAIR Emeritus
Human Resource Leader at Logan Aluminum
Highly accomplished executive equipped with 20+ years of diversified experience in management and human resources for international, multibillion-dollar corporations in wide-ranging industries. Offers demonstrated success in developing and implementing high-performance work systems, HR systems and strategies in support of overall business strategy, and cultural change methodologies. Creative problem solver adept at conducting comprehensive analyses, identifying areas in need of improvement, and implementing solutions.
Craig Oaks, SPHR, SCP
Vice President of Human Resources at Gold Medal Products
Craig has spent his career building profound experience in managing human resources for such companies as Comair Airlines, Cornerstone Brands, Apex Supply Chain Technologies and Gold Medal Products. Under his leadership, he has directed strategic planning, innovated processes and deployed effective employee relations programs. In addition to Craig’s more than twenty years of experience in Human Resources, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Cincinnati.
Director of Marketing at Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co.
Josh has spent his entire career in Sales and now works to align Sales & Marketing for Palmer-Donavin, an employee-owned B2B Distribution Company. He is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he graduated with a B.S. in Management & Economics and an MBA. Josh is married to his wife Lacey and has 2 children.
CFO at Columbus School for Girls
Julie Eikenberry has led the Business Office, Technology and Operations teams at Columbus School for Girls since June 2014. Julie earned her Certified Public Accounting license and she holds an MBA from Ashland University. She received her BS in Accounting from The Ohio State University. With over 25 years of financial and accounting experience, Julie has overseen accounting, HR, technology and ancillary business operations for all of her previous employers. Julie spent most of her career working for Glory Foods, Inc., an entrepreneurial company specializing in Southern style foods. Beginning as the Controller and rising to CFO. After the sale of Glory Foods in 2009, Julie became the CFO for the Columbus Medical Association and Affiliates, where she began educating herself about non-profit business practices and procedures. She is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Human Resources Director at South Community Inc.
Lisa is an experienced HR Professional with 30 plus years of experience, showing a demonstrated success working in the financial and mental health care industries. Skilled and certified in administering human resource policies, program and practices, Lisa leads a small HR staff in supporting the mission and vision of South Community, an outpatient community mental health facility (offering whole person care – substance use treatment and integrated health care) committed to improving the quality of life and mental health status of children, adults and families residing in the greater Miami Valley! She belongs to two national professional HR Communities, SHRM (Society for HR Management), and HRCI (HR Certification Institute), as well as SHRM’s local chapter MVHRA (Miami Valley HR Association) where she participates in the Strategic and Engagement Committees, working with HR professionals, like herself, who are passionate about educating and joining other HR professionals together to better the lives of their company’s most valuable resource – its employees! Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources Management from Antioch University McGregor, and holds the HR Certifications SPHR and SHRM-SCP.John also serves as the Board Chairman for the Mason Deerfield Community Development Corporation and is the past Finance Chair and Treasurer for Camp Joy. He has Finance and Spanish degrees from St. John’s University of Collegeville, MN.
Vice President Human Resources at Deceuninck
Lytia Watson currently serves as Senior Human Resources Manager for The AZEK Company in Wilmington, OH. As Senior Human Resources Manager, Lytia provides strategic leadership to the HR team and manages all HR functions including leadership development, employee engagement and culture, talent acquisition, talent management and employee relations. Prior to this, Lytia worked at Barnes Aerospace, a business of Barnes Group Inc., where for more than 11 years she held positions of increasing responsibility and complexity including HR Manager, Recruiting Manager and Contracts & Customer Service Manager. Prior to Barnes Aerospace, Lytia held a variety of leadership positions, including OEM Group Manager and National Accounts Manager for Integrated Supply Network, GSE Program Manager for Ford Motor Company and Logistics Engineering Manager and Operations Supervisor for OJT Transport. Lytia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana and an MBA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.After 25+ years in the financial services industry, John launched UNTAPPED® to fill a void in the financial services industry by providing “real sustainable long-term value” to families by teaching them to find purpose in their work, invest in their unique abilities, set goals to increase their income, and give back generously. John was a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) for over 20 year and earned his undergraduate degree in Finance at the University of Cincinnati and his MBA in Finance from Xavier University. John spent 12 years in Finance at Procter & Gamble. He is a Certified Exit Planner Advisor (CEPA), Kolbe Certified Consultant and John Maxwell Certified Coach. In 2012, John was awarded the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Bridge Builder Award.
Matilda (Tillie) Woods
SR HR Director, Alcohol Drug & Mental Health Board of Franklin County
Matilda (Tillie) Woods is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a B.S. Degree in Social Work as well as Master’s Degree in Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Ms. Woods has over 20 years of business experience. She has worked in the fields of business and human resources for well-known Fortune 500 companies such as IBM as well as for a number of not-for-profit companies such as United Way of Central Ohio and OhioHealth where she served as an Assistant Vice President/Human Resources Director and an Employee Relations Consultant respectively. Ms. Woods currently serves as a Sr. Human Resources Director for the Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board of Franklin County. Ms. Woods has a strong background and a great passion for working with organizations, groups, and for training people specifically in the areas of personal, professional, and leadership development. She is a Registered Corporate Coach and is certified in the use of various coaching assessment instruments such as DiSC 363 and The Leadership Circle Profile. Ms. Woods previously taught human resources courses as an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix. She currently serves an adjunct professor with Ohio Dominican University where she teaches human resources and employment law courses in the Adult & Continuing Education Department. Over the years, Ms. Woods has served as a community activist and chaired several boards including the Columbus Compact, the Neighborhood Design Center, and the Livingston Area Collaborative for Community Development which she founded. Ms. Woods lives with her family on the east side of Columbus.
Thomas L. Kirkpatrick
President and Chief Executive Officer at Eco Engineering, Inc.
Mr. Kirkpatrick’s career spans over 40 years in Business Development, Sales Management, Marketing and Human Resources. At Eco Engineering, Mr. Kirkpatrick is responsible for the overall management of the firm, including strategic planning, business partnerships, finance and human resources. He believes in the long-term benefits of energy conservation and approaches each project with the knowledge that the work performed will make the world a better place for future generations. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he was formerly President of the Board of Advisors of the Management Department of the Broad School of Business. He also completed the Executive Development Program of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2001, he was named an Energy Smart Leader for the Ohio Energy Project.