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Created by Visionaries for Growth


Led by a network of corporate and civic leaders from the community, ConnecToledo is a 501(c)3 organization committed to the redevelopment of downtown Toledo. This is accomplished by connecting public and private investment to facilitate the implementation of the Downtown Toledo Master Plan and other community priorities.

In 2017, ConnecToledo evolved from the 22nd Century Committee, which sought to align downtown revitalization efforts through a new master plan. As the master plan was completed, the 22nd Century Committee was reconstituted as the Downtown Toledo Development Corporation with the public-facing name of ConnecToledo.

Contracting with the Downtown Toledo Improvement District (DTID) to deliver on their Service Plan, ConnecToledo maintains programs for marketing/communications, business advocacy, residential attraction, business attraction including pre-development activity and an ambassador program focused on hospitality, cleaning and safety. The map of DTID’s boundaries is found here.

When you’re in downtown Toledo, a clean and secure environment makes all the difference. Our Ambassador Team is here to welcome and assist you. They’re knowledgeable on restaurants, attractions, events, services, parking and directions. Always ready to greet you with a smile 7 days a week. Call for assistance at 1-419-467-9451.

Board Members

Sharon Speyer, Chair
President, Huntington Bank Northwest Ohio Region 

Tom Manahan, Vice President
Chairman and CEO, Lathrop

Jason Kucsma, Treasurer
Director, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

Gene Abercrombie, Secretary
Real Estate Attorney, Eastman & Smith LTD

Randy Oostra, Immediate Past-Chairman
President and CEO, ProMedica 

Meg Adams
Manager of External Affairs, FirstEnergy/Toledo Edison

Bob Baxter
President and CEO, Mercy Health-Lima and Toledo Regions

Brian Chambers
Chairman and CEO, Owens Corning

Stephanie Cousino
Senior Vice President, PNC Bank

Brian Crooks
General Manager, First Hospitality Group/Renaissance Hotel

Vince DiPofi
Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, SSOE, Inc.

Marc Folk
Executive Director, The Arts Commission

Alex Gerken
President and CEO, Fifth Third Bank Northwest Ohio

John Haudrich
Senior VP and CFO, Owens-Illinois Inc.

Reed Hauptman
Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

Ben Heywood
Attorney and Member, Marshall Melhorn

Roy Hodge
Partner, Entrepreneurial Services and Outreach, JumpStart

James Hoffman
Market President, KeyBank

Mike Hylant
CEO, Hylant

Joel Jerger
Executive Vice President, Toledo Market Area, Premier Bank

Jim Kniep
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Manhattan Group 

Bob LaClair

Adam Levine
Director, Toledo Museum of Art

Matt Lewandowski
Principal, Lewandowski Engineers

Will Lucas
CEO, Creadio

Ray Micham
Principal, The Collaborative Inc.

Diane Miller
Chief of Staff, University of Toledo

Joe Napoli
President and CEO, Toledo MudHens/Walleye

Harlan Reichle
President and CEO, Reichle Klein Group

Bill Rudolph
Chair, Rudolph Libbe Group 

Barry Shaner
CEO, Directions Credit Union

Sara Swisher
Vice President, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Joaquin Cintron Vega
President and CEO, Lucas Metropolitan Housing

Dave Zenk
Executive Director, Metroparks Toledo


Board Members

ConnecToledo has a working relationship with the Board of the Downtown Toledo Improvement District.

Jim Kniep, Chair
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Manhattan Group

Dean Ball, Vice Chair
Vice President, STS Management

Bruce Rumpf, Treasurer
President and CEO, Job1USA

Matt Lewandowski, Secretary
Principal, Lewandowski Engineers

Ed Beczynski
Owner, The Blarney Irish Pub

Dave Dennis
Director of Property Management, ProMedica

Danny Dymarkowski
Owner, Dymarkowski Development Group

Mary Jo Gilliland
Central Services and Facility Manager, SSOE

Bradley Lagusch
Executive Director, Toledo Bar Association

Jake Lindke
Project Director, Prater Development


Bill Long
General Property Manager, Owens Corning

Yvette Mayzes
Senior Property Manager, Reichle Klein Group

David Munger
Vice President, Munger Munger + Associates Architects Inc.

Matt Rubin
Developer and Project Manager, Crane Development

Tracy Sallah
Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, Louisville Title

Pete Gerken
Lucas County Commissioner

Tina Skeldon Wozniak
Lucas County Commissioner

Karen Poore
City of Toledo Administration

Vanice S. Williams
Toledo City Councilperson


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