The Van Wert County Foundation is pleased to announce Michael Holliday as its new Chief Financial Officer. Michael compliments The Foundation team, bringing a wealth of experience to maintain and expand on the financial literacy of the organization. As the CFO, Michael will oversee the processing of financial decisions for VWCF and Van Wert Forward, simultaneously conducting a search for a regional audit presence as The Foundation grows. 

Michael is originally from Northeast Ohio but has called Van Wert home for more than 30 years. A baseball player for Malone College (Canton, OH), Michael completed his undergraduate degree with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration. Michael has also earned an MBA from Kent State University. Professionally, Michael has worked in healthcare finance for 38 years at 3 community hospitals. His most recent healthcare finance position was at Van Wert Health, where he served as the Vice President of Finance retiring in early 2018 after  26 years. Most recently, Michael worked at First Financial Bank, serving as a  Relationship Banker over the last  4 years. Michael and his wife Betty have 4 sons who grew up in Van Wert, with 2 having returned to the area following their collegiate careers. Michael enjoys spending time with his family, especially when participating in or watching sports.  

“Having Mike join the team is an exciting opportunity for The Foundation, maximizing our ability to leverage the financial resources available to us appropriately,” says Seth Baker, Foundation CEO. “With Van Wert Forward in full swing, updates in the pipeline for Hiestand Woods, and other Foundation-supported community projects, it is important that we constantly review and analyze the financial health of our organizations. Michael provides the experience necessary to create a well-resourced and thriving quality of life for our community”


A meet & greet for Michael will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 3:30 – 5 pm at the VWCF office at 138 E. Main St., Van Wert, OH 45891.