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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

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

Tom Manahan, Vice President
Chairman and CEO, Lathrop

Alex Gerken, Treasurer
President and CEO, Fifth Third Bank Northwest Ohio

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

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

Brian Chambers
Chairman and CEO, Owens Corning

Andy Dale
CFO, Hylant

Dan Dower
Regional President, KeyBank

Marc Folk
Executive Director, The Arts Commission

Adam Freels
Huntington Bank

Wendy Gramza
President & CEO, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

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

Sharon Fulop
Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

James Hoffman
Community Member

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

Tim Meyer
Complex General Manager, First Hospitality Group

Jason Kucsma
Director, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

Adam Levine
Director, Toledo Museum of Art

Will Lucas
CEO, Creadio

Bill McDonnell
Regional President, PNC Bank

Rita Mansour
Senior Managing Director/Partner, Mansour Wealth Management

Jack Mewhort
Commercial & Residential Business Development, Midland Title Agency

Ray Micham
Principal, The Collaborative Inc.

Diane Miller
Chief of Staff, University of Toledo

Dean Monske
President & CEO, Regional Growth Partnership

Joe Napoli
President and CEO, Toledo Mud Hens/Walleye

Arturo Polizzi
President & CEO, ProMedica

Matthew Rubin
President & CEO, Crane Development

Bill Rudolph
Chair, Rudolph Libbe Group 

Barry Shaner
CEO, Directions Credit Union

Sharon Speyer
Community Member

Dave Zenk
Executive Director, Metroparks Toledo


Board Members

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

Matt Rubin, Chair
Developer and Project Manager, Crane Development

Danny Dymarkowski, Vice Chair
Owner, Dymarkowski Development Group

Bruce Rumpf, Treasurer
President and CEO, Job1USA

Yvette Mayzes, Secretary
Senior Property Manager, Reichle Klein Group

Dean Ball
Vice President, STS Management

Ed Beczynski
Owner, The Blarney Irish Pub

Jay Dellinger
Assistant VP - Facilities, ProMedica

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

Bradley Lagusch
Executive Director, Toledo Bar Association

Jake Lindke
Construction Project Manager, RKP Group

Bill Long
General Property Manager, Owens Corning

Ryan Miller

Jeremy Santus
Owner, Roost Property Group

Bob Siebenaller
Principal, SSOE

Lisa Sobecki
Lucas County Commissioner

Anita Lopez
Lucas County Commissioner

Karen Poore
City of Toledo Administration

Vanice S. Williams
Toledo City Councilperson


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