Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee

Responsible for recommending policy positions and strategizing the chamber’s advocacy efforts on a wide range of business-related public policy issues. Supports initiatives that foster a strong economic climate.
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Dale Brunner

YMCA of Greater Dayton
Member
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April Vanover

FASTLANE
Member

Gary Auman

Auman, Mahan & Furry, A Legal Professional Association
Member
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PJ Brafford

Kettering Health
Member
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Phillip Brockman

Techmetals, Inc.
Member
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Ted Bucaro

University of Dayton
Member
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Crystal Corbin

Montgomery County TID
Member
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Diane Ewing

Premier Health
Member
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Eric Farrell

Home Builders Association of Dayton
Member
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Vicki Giambrone

CBD Advisors
Member

Rachel Goodspeed

CareSource
Member

Jyl Hall

United Theological Seminary
Member

Jennifer Harrison

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Member

Walt Hibner

CenterPoint Energy
Member
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Jeff Hoagland

Dayton Development Coalition
Member
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Jeff Hoffman

Staco Energy Products Co.
Member

Stephanie Keinath

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Staff Liaison
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Jason Kershner

Charter Communications/Spectrum
Member
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Lori Kershner

LMK Advocacy
Member
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Howard Krisher

Starco, Inc.
Member
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Todd Lacksonen

CareSource
Member
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Julie Liss-Katz

Dayton Business Committee
Member
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Adam Murka

Sinclair Community College
Member
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Daniel O'Donnell

PNC
Member

Diane Pleiman

Premier Health
Chair
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Dennis Quebe

Chapel Electric Co., LLC
Member

Tom Raga

AES Ohio (formerly Dayton Power & Light)
Member
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Jeff Reed

Honda Development & Manufacturing of America
Member

Erin Rolfes

Kroger Co. Cincinnati/Dayton Division
Member
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Mark Romito

AT&T
Member
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Jeffrey Sharkey

Faruki PLL
Member
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Rod Sommer

LJB Inc.
Member
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Jerri Stanard

K12 Gallery & TEJAS
Member
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Michelle Stoughton

Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Member
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Bob Taft

University of Dayton
Member
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Kathy Trent

Waste Management
Member
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Bill Uhl

The Uhl Agency
Member
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Mark Whitt

WesBanco Bank, Inc.
Member

Niels Winther

Think Patented
Member

Dr h.c. Niels M. Winther


Managing Partner, Chairman of the Board and Owner                            2006 - Present

Think Patented, Dayton, Ohio

A seasoned executive, known as a visionary leader and motivator of employees, Niels' communication and interpersonal skills have helped him in the boardroom and production floor alike. He has held positions as President or CEO in several major firms, including Heidelberg USA Inc., Baumfolder, and The East Asiatic Company, and has been a Board member in dozens of others throughout his career.


Holds an Honorary Doctorate of Business and Industry from Ferris State University.


Is a proud US Citizen since 2014


President & CEO, Heidelberg USA                                                                      1996 - 2004

Atlanta, Georgia

 

The East Asiatic Company A/S                                                                              1972 -1996

Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Managing Director (CEO) EAC Thailand, Bangkok  (1994-1996)


Managing Director (CEO) EAC Singapore (1992 – 1994)


President/CEO/Vice Chairman, Baumfolder, Inc., Sidney, Ohio (1989 – 1992)


General Manager, EAC China, Beijing (1984 – 1987)

 

Division Manager, EAC Hong Kong (1980 – 1984)

 

Management Trainee, Heidelberg Eastern, New York (1977 – 1979)



Present Board Appointments


Board Chair, Think Patented, Miamisburg, Ohio

Past Board Chair, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Dayton, OH

Board Member, Whitlam Label Company Inc., Detroit, Michigan

Board Member, Mound Development Corporation, Miamisburg, Ohio

Board Member, Miamisburg Community Foundation, Miamisburg, Ohio

Board Member, United Rehabilitation Services, Dayton, Ohio

Board Member, The National Aviation Hall of Fame, Dayton, Ohio

Board Member, The EPI Foundation, Dayton, Ohio

Board Member, Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)

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