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.
  • 24 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
    • 5 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

Elizabeth Barry

Chairman

President of Delta Systems, Inc.

Julie Brandle

Vice-Chairman

Metis Construction Services

Doug Wieder

Secretary/Treasurer

Mill Distributors Inc.

Executive Committee

Elizabeth Barry

Chairman

President of Delta Systems, Inc.

Julie Brandle

Vice-Chairman

Metis Construction Services

Doug Wieder

Secretary/Treasurer

Mill Distributors Inc.

Kelvin Berry

Dir. Of Economic Development & Community Relations

Kent State University

Glenn Broska

Mayor

City of Streetsboro

Sabrina Christian-Bennett

Commissioner

Portage County Board of Commissioners

Stephen Colecchi

Attorney at Law

Patrick M. Covey

President & Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Operations

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

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