Leadership Tuscarawas

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Leadership Tuscarawas


Our mission is to develop community leaders

2012 Tuscarawas County Chamber Organization of the Year

Signature Program

Leadership Tuscarawas prepares us to be stewards of the Tuscarawas Valley community.  Program participants have a strong commitment to community involvement ensuring that our region has a strong foundation of civic engagement and servant leadership with each new generation. Everyone has a capacity to be a leader – our program helps you get there. 

Executive Director

Veronica Spidell, Executive Director  Veronica Spidell
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Business and Community Services
Science and Advanced Technology Center
Room # 110B

Board of Directors

Bob Alsept, Buckeye Career Center  Bob Alsept, Buckeye Career Center

Brad Bielski, Kent State University at Tuscarawas  Brad Bielski, Kent State University at Tuscarawas

Kelly Bowe, Trinity Hospital Twin City  Kelly Bowe, Trinity Hospital Twin City

Richard Geib, Geib Funeral Homes, Retired  Richard Geib, Geib Funeral Homes, Retired

Dee Grossman, Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau  Dee Grossman, Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bill Harding, Union Hospital, Retired  Bill Harding, Union Hospital, Retired

Scott Heil, First Federal Community Bank  Scott Heil, First Federal Community Bank

Gail Houglan, Allied Machine & Engineering Corporation  Gail Houglan, Allied Machine & Engineering

Nate Kamban, Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities  Nate Kamban, Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Jessica Kinsey, Union Hospital  Jessica Kinsey, Union Hospital

Cindy Laughlin, East Central Ohio Education Service Center  Cindy Laughlin, East Central Ohio Education Service Center

Andrea Miley, Commercial & Savings Bank  Andrea Miley, Commercial & Savings Bank

Kimberly Nathan, Union Hospital  Kimberly Nathan, Union Hospital

Jeff Neidig, Medi-Wise Pharmacy  Jeff Neidig, Medi-Wise Pharmacy

Bob Preston, Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh  Bob Preston, Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh

Michelle Ramsell, Tuscarawas County Library  Michelle Ramsell, Tuscarawas County Library

Class of 2017 TBA

Explore becoming a participant if you:

Have a passion and motivation for serving in Tuscarawas County.

Have an opinion, want to learn more, or want to engage in inclusive dialogue about community issues.

Want to engage and connect with others who desire to have a sustainable region.

Work for a business or are an entrepreneur who wants to keep the Tuscarawas Valley economy strong.

Work as a non-profit professional, member of government, or community volunteer.

Live or work in the Tuscarawas Valley.


2017-2018 Application  


Millennial Leadership Exchange March 3, 2017

MLX was formed to bring together young women (juniors and seniors in high school and college credit plus students) who seek hope and inspiration for their future lives, professionally and personally.  This event is an opportunity to hear nine women, connected with Tuscarawas County, who will share something about themselves.  Whether it be a tip, a life lesson, or something they wish they had known when they were young, each woman will have an important message and will give you a glimpse into how they are making a difference in the world around them. 

Conference of Excellence

An event to bring the community together to begin to think about our heart of leadership for Tuscarawas County.

The Leadership Tuscarawas Grape Escape Wine Tour 2017

Date TBD

History's Future

Leadership Tuscarawas and Kent State University at Tuscarawas Business and Community Services has collaborated to offer "History's Future" June 19-23, 2017 to students grades 4-8. These students will learn to preserve and share our history for the future as we provide a framework for volunteerism and civic involvement. 


Leadership Tuscarawas is a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is funded by participants’ tuition, corporate and community contributions and in-kind sponsorships.  If you are interested in contributing, please contact us to determine the most appropriate method by which you or your organization might make a contribution to support this important effort.


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