Six of nine members of the JobsOhio board of directors have direct financial ties to companies that have received tax credits and other assistance from state government or JobsOhio since Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011, public records show.
The story you’re reading is premium content for subscribers of the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News. Not a subscriber? Get total access to all our in-depth news and exclusive content here.
Read MyDaytonDailyNews.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24 hours
Read MyDaytonDailyNews.com all week — weekly digital pass$3.99 per week
Subscribe for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In
JobsOhio board members with ties to companies that got state help:
- James C. Boland, retired vice chairman, Ernst & Young, and former head of Cavaliers Operating Co. Director of the Sherwin-Williams Co., which was awarded state tax credits worth $5.8 million in September 2011.
- Steven A. Davis, board chairman and chief executive, Bob Evans Farms, Inc., which was offered $11 million in state loans and grants in March 2011. JobsOhio also reported in 2012 assisting a Bob Evans subsidiary, Kettle Creations.
- E. Gordon Gee, president emeritus, Ohio State University. Director of Bob Evans Farms. Gee has been paid $156,700 in cash from Bob Evans and received stock worth $533,074 over the past three years, according to filings with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Gary R. Heminger, president and CEO, Marathon Petroleum Corp., which was awarded state tax credits worth $78 million in May 2011.
- Pamela Springer, president and CEO, Manta Media, Inc., which was awarded state tax credits worth $1.31 million in June 2011.
- John Minor, president and chief investment officer, JobsOhio. Stock holder in Procter & Gamble, which was awarded state tax credits worth $243,311 in October 2011.
Other JobsOhio board members:
- Lawrence J. Kidd, principal and chief executive, Reliable Staffing Services and RSS Professional.
- Brad Lindner, chief executive, United Dairy Farmers.
- C. Martin Harris, chief information officer and chairman, information technology division, Cleveland Clinic.
To bring this story to you the Dayton Daily News examined JobsOhio annual and quarterly reports, campaign finance records from the Secretary of State, the Ohio database of tax credit incentives, disclosures from the Ohio Ethics Commission and filings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.