Sheaffer Named Director Of Economic Development

The Findlay-Hancock County Alliance and Economic Development Board of Directors have appointed Dan Sheaffer as Director of Economic Development effective November 1st, 2022.

Sheaffer, Project Specialist of Economic Development, will take over for current director Tim Mayle.

Mayle recently accepted the position of executive director for the new Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics, a partnership between the University of Findlay, Owens Community College and Bowling Green State University.

Sheaffer and Mayle joined the economic development team within two years of each other and have worked together since 2013.

As Director, Sheaffer’s responsibilities will include retention and expansion of existing companies, leading efforts to attract strategic new investment, including industrial, commercial and residential development; addressing workforce-talent initiatives and small business support.

“Over the past ten years, director Mayle, the Alliance and Economic Development advisory boards, business and community leaders have readied me for this role and I thank them for that,” Sheaffer said.

“Our success is built upon robust relationships between business, government, education, and not-for-profits. I will continue to promote the stakeholder engagement and collective impact model recognized as the Findlay Formula.”

“Dan has made a tremendous impact advancing economic development initiatives in the Findlay-Hancock County region,” said Andrew Yates, chair of the Economic Development Advisory Board.

“Dan’s wealth of experience, industry knowledge and as a multigenerational Findlay resident, make him a perfect fit to lead the economic development organization.”