The Van Wert County Foundation is honoring the retirement of a long-serving trustee, Larry Greve, and is excited to announce the election of a new trustee, Stacy Adam. The Foundation is also pleased to announce the hiring of a Facilities Manager, Ben Reigle 

Larry Greve, the former president of Greve Chrysler Jeep Dodge, retired from the Board of Trustees after serving as a member for 20 years. Since his election to the Board on June 11, 2002, Mr. Greve has served as the Board’s Secretary, Vice President, and as the 2011-2013 President of the Board of Trustees. Larry has also served on various committees for The Van Wert County Foundation. Gary Clay, newly-elected President of  The Van Wert County Foundation, shared his thoughts about Larry retiring: “The Foundation Board is immensely grateful to Larry for the commitment he has shown over the past 20 years to our community. We will miss the institutional knowledge Larry brings to the table as well as the calm and joyful spirit he exudes in our meetings. We appreciate his many years of service to The Van Wert County Foundation and we will miss Larry as he steps down.” 

With the retirement of Larry, The Van Wert County Foundation is pleased to announce the election of the newest Trustee, Stacy Adam. Stacy is the Executive Director of Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation a position she has held for more than five years. Stacy retired from TruGreen LandCare as the East Division VP of Operations following 30 years with the company. Stacy also serves the community as the President of the Business Advisory Council and serves as a board member for the Chamber of Commerce, Community Improvement Corporation, Main Street Van Wert, and Visit Van Wert. When not investing her time and energy into the Van Wert community, Stacy spends time with her husband of 40 years, George, and their family. Gary Clay spoke of his excitement to have Stacy joining the Board sharing “Stacy will bring connections to the Board that reach to the state level and beyond. We believe her drive and passion for Van Wert County will allow the Foundation to partner with different governmental agencies in our region and bring more resources to our area as we create a well-resourced and thriving quality of life for our community.”

Ben Reigle is joining The Van Wert County Foundation as its Facilities Manager, a new position that will support Hall Block, Property Manager, in the caretaking of the organization’s properties. Ben is a northwest Ohio native, graduating from Parkway High School. His background includes framing, electrical work, plumbing, stone laying, and carpentry. “Ben brings experience that will have a long-lasting impact on the future of our community,” states.  VWCF CEO Seth Baker.  “We are excited to see his impact on our community as we continue creating a well-resourced and thriving quality of life for our community.”

Board of Trustee members for 2022-2023 are listed below:

Gary Clay, President

Brian Renner, Vice President

Eva Yarger, Secretary

Stacy Adam

Tom Burenga

Andy Czajkowski

Cindy Hurless

Chuck Koch

Thad Lichtensteiger

Randy Myers

Bill Purmort

Tim Stoller

Gary Taylor

Tom Turnwald

Mark White

The Van Wert County Foundation is a philanthropic organization focused on creating a well-resourced and thriving quality of life for Van Wert County, Ohio. The Van Wert County Foundation transforms quality of life by inspiring, fulfilling, and supporting philanthropy.  More information can be found at www.vanwertcountyfoundation.org