Board of Trustees

Brian J. Falkowski, President

Residence: Concord

Profession: Chief Operating Officer of Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A.

Education: MBA, The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University; BA, John Carroll University

Mr. Falkowski brings a strong financial and management background to the Laketran Board of Trustees and is the current President, past Vice President, and past Financial Committee Chair. Mr. Falkowski is a 2015 Graduate of Leadership Lake County, participated in the 2016 Lake Health Physician Shadowing Program, and is very involved in the Lake County community.

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Chuck Zibbel, PE, Vice President

Residence: Concord Township

Profession: Retired Engineer & Director at Burgess & Niple

Education: Ohio Northern University, BSCE

Mr. Zibbel recently retired from a 42 year career as a civil engineer and director at Burgess & Niple where he managed notable Lake County projects including Perry Local Schools, Lake County Drainage Study, Painesville WPCP Expansion, Aquarius Water Treatment Plant, and multiple Laketran Park-n-Ride lots.

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Dr. Joe Glavan

Residence: Mentor

Profession: Director of Workforce Development - Mentor Schools, Lakeland Community College, & Lake Shore Compact

Education: Doctorate in Education, Youngstown State Unversity; MBA, Lake Erie College; Bachelors of Science, Kent State University

I am thrilled to join Laketran’s Board of Trustees and am eager to support its mission in serving the residents of Lake County. Having worked cooperatively with Laketran to reduce barriers for students accessing career development programs and internships, I understand the significant impact transportation barriers can have on the workforce. Our strategic investments in transit have empowered Laketran to expand services, increase ridership, and leverage innovative technology to enhance the experience for our community members.

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Donna P. McNamee, Operations Chair

Residence: Willoughby

Profession: Communications Consultant

Education: Ursuline College, BA

Ms. McNamee is the past president (2003) of Laketran Board of Trustees, former treasurer of Friends of Laketran and chair of Friends of Laketran Annual Golf Outing. She has participated on numerous boards for American Public Transportation Association and Easter Seals Project Action as a national advocate for public transportation and people with disabilities.

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Michael Pizmoht

Residence: Willoughby Hills

Profession: Director of Data Architecture at Sherwin Williams

Education: John Carroll University, BS in Computer Science & Mathematics

Pizmoht serves as the Director of Data Architecture at Sherwin Williams in Cleveland. Mr. Pizmoht used the Laketran’s Park-n-Ride for his daily commute throughout his 16-year career. This experience uniquely positions him to understand the importance of efficient and sustainable transportation solutions, aligning with the goals of the Laketran.

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Renee Ochaya

Residence: Mentor

Profession: Director of Senior Center, City of Mentor

Education: MBA Baldwin Wallace University (2025); MS Exercise Science University of Massachusetts; BS Psychology/Health Fitness Gustavus Adolphus College

I am a big advocate for public transportation and have seen first-hand the tremendous benefits to seniors in maintaining their independence and continuing to live active vibrant lives. I am looking forward to working with the board to continue to meet the needs of our community.

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Lane H. Sheets

Residence: Concord Township

Profession: Owner/President of Diversified Business Systems, Inc.

Education: Masters of Science Management, Case Western Reserve Weatherhead School of Management and Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University

Mr. Sheets is the owner and president of Diversified Business Systems with 40 years of IT and engineering expertise. He is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Lake County and has served on many local boards.

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Kim Stenger

Residence: Kirtland

Profession: Legal Researcher, Lake County Prosecutor's Office

Education: Kent State University, B.B.M. in computer information systems and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.

Ms. Stenger works to assist Lake County’s prosecutors in their case preparation, responding to court filings, researching current issues in criminal law, and more. She is a past board member for the Lake County Society for Rehabilitation and is a lifelong advocate for people with disabilities.

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Gary Swanson, Special Projects Chair

Residence: Mentor

Profession: President of Thermotion

Education: Lake Erie College, MBA, BS and Lakeland Community College, AA

Mr. Swason is the president of Thermotion, a company that designs and manufactures electro-thermal actuators for automotive, appliance, HVAC and aviation industries. Over the years, he has been involved with many community activities including Lake Erie College, United Way of Lake County and Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Swanson is also member of the Lakeland Alumni Hall of Fame.

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