Portage Development Board Staff

Making Opportunity Happen Every Day in Portage County

Bradford R. Ehrhart

President

  • President of the Portage Development Board since September 2011.
  • Serves on several boards including the Portage County Port Authority (ex-officio)
  • Executive Director of the Clarion County Economic Development Corporation, serving Clarion County Pennsylvania from 2005 to 2011.
  • Assistant Director of Penn-Northwest Development Corporation, serving Mercer County Pennsylvania from 1991 to 2005.
  • Began his economic development career in 1985 at the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce where he served as a policy analyst and then as Manager of Reverse Investment (Europe) before leaving in 1991.
  • Holds a Master of Science in Public Management and Policy degree from Carnegie-Mellon University’s Heinz College.  His undergraduate degree in History and Economics comes from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
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Diana Fierle

Diana Fierle

Economic Development Specialist

  • Joined PDB in 2011 after transitioning from a county government office to a non-profit.
  • 26 years experience in Portage County’s economic development efforts.
    • 7 Years – Portage Private Industry Council, Portage County Office of Economic        Development
    • 12 years – Portage County Department of Economic Development
    • 7 years – Portage Development Board
  • Serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Portage County Port Authority
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Taylor Luttner

Taylor Luttner

Marketing Specialist

  • Joined PDB in 2012 as marketing intern
  • Transitioned to full-time marketing specialist in 2013
  • Serves as the Assistant-Secretary Treasurer to the Portage County Port Authority
  • Kent State University Graduate
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Officers

Julie Brandle

Chairman

President, Metis Construction Services,LLC.

Glenn Broska

Vice-Chairman

Mayor, City of Streetsboro

Doug Wieder

Secretary/Treasurer

Treasurer, Mill Distributors, Inc.

Executive Committee

Julie Brandle

Chairman

Metis Construction Services, LLC.

Mayor Glenn Broska

Vice-Chairman

City of Streetsboro

Doug Wieder

Secretary/Treasurer

Mill Distributors Inc.

Elizabeth Barry

President

Delta Systems, Inc.

Kelvin Berry

Dir. Of Economic Development & Community Relations

Kent State University

Cliff Brehm

President

Automated Packaging Systems, Inc.

Sabrina Christian-Bennett

Commissioner

Portage County Board of Commissioners

Stephen Colecchi

CEO, Hattie Larlham
Of Counsel, Brennan, Manna & Diamond

Patrick M. Covey

President & CEO

Davey Tree Expert Company

Vicki Kline (Alternate)

Commissioner

Portage County Board of Commissioners

Kevin Lewis

President

Portage Community Bank

David Ruller

City Manager

City of Kent

John Ryan

Vice President

Hometown Bank