The Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP) is pleased to announce the appointments of two new board directors who were voted in at the November 19th board meeting.
Mr. Matthew Nipper, Senior Vice President and Commercial Market leader for KeyBank was elected to replace the unexpired term of Kathleen Dangelo. Matt Nipper has over seventeen years of commercial banking experience. Matt rose from intern, to underwriter, to portfolio manager, to youngest relationship manager in the country for Key Bank (at the age of 27), to the youngest commercial team lead in the country for Key (at the age of 34) to the head of commercial banking for all of Northeast Ohio.
Mr. Nipper has been employed with KeyBank since 1998 and is a 1999 graduate of John Carroll University. He is a 3-time winner of the President’s Club Award and winner of the 2009 Inaugural Rainmaker Award. Mr. Nipper’s term with GGP will end on June 30, 2021.
Ms. Bonnie Troyer was appointed to replace the unexpired term of Lori Gorrell, whose term will end on June 30, 2019. Ms. Troyer is the founder and principal of HR Strategies & Solutions, LLC, with 22 years of progressive HR experience in large global manufacturing, service and non-profit environments.
She is an HR expert in the aspects of employment regulation, compliance and litigation, and has extensive experience in developing an implementing HR programs and policies that relate to federal and state employment legislation. Ms. Troyer is a Kent State University alum and earned her Master of Human Resources & Labor Relations from Cleveland State University. Ms. Troyer is no stranger to Geauga Growth Partnership. She was formerly employed by GGP on a part-time basis as Workforce Development Director. In that role she conducted workforce training workshops pertaining to HR and has been instrumental in building the Youth Workforce Development Program, now reaching an average of 1,400 middle and high school students each year with workforce readiness training.
“Matt and Bonnie are bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Geauga Growth Partnership board,” says GGP President Tracy Jemison. “Both are leaders in their fields of human resources and finance, and I am confident they will help build this organization.”
Geauga Growth Partnership is the Geauga County business resource for networking, collaboration, advocacy and training. Geauga Growth is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization created in 2010, which works to retain and grow jobs, contribute to business growth and strengthen the local economy. Geauga Growth Partnership’s mission is to enhance the business climate, encourage job creation, to strengthen economic prosperity and to improve the quality of life for all Geauga County residents.
Pictured In Cover Photo: From left to right, Mr. Matthew Nipper and Ms. Bonnie Troyer