April 2016, Columbus, OH – The Board of Directors of Central Ohio American Charities (COAC) elected a new Board Member and a new Officer. Mr. Mike Reed has joined the Board as a Director effective April 1st, 2016. Existing Board member Rick Bartels was elected Executive Vice President, Secretary replacing Steve Blankenship who will remain on the Board as a Director. The Board wishes to thank Steve, a COAC Co-Founder, for his many years of service and are pleased he is remaining on the Board.
Welcome Mike Reed:
Mike has a diverse background in Information Technology to include Application Development, Project and Program Management and Organization Transformation. He recently retired from the Ohio Air National Guard as a Lt. Colonel, 121st Air Refueling Wing, Squadron Commander. He held multiple leadership and command positions during a 32 year career.
Mike is a Buckeye, earning his Bachelor Degree from The Ohio State University. He lives in Westerville with his wife Suzanne, and twin daughters Lena and Lucy. In his spare time he is an avid sports shooter (handgun, rifle, shotgun), certified NRA firearms instructor, Harley Davidson owner/rider, and amateur guitarist.