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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Julie Trask

Julie Trask

Clerical Specialist

  • Julie joined PDB in January, 2019. 
  • Previously served as the Administrative Secretary for the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University for 16 years. 
  • Currently resides in Ravenna with her husband, Greg.
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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 (Alternate)

Commissioner

Portage County Board of Commissioners

Kathleen Clyde

Commissioner

Portage County Board of Commissioners

Stephen Colecchi

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

Kevin Lewis

President

Portage Community Bank

Sandra Reid

VP Corporate Communications & Strategic Planning Administration

Davey Tree Expert Company

David Ruller

City Manager

City of Kent

John Ryan

Vice President

Hometown Bank