Board of Trustees

Brian J. Falkowski, President

Residence: Concord

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

Education: Master of Business Administration degree from The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and Bachelor of Arts degree from 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.

Chuck Zibbel, PE, Vice President

Residence: Concord Township

Profession: Retired Engineer & Director - 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.

William F. Eppich

Residence: Mentor

Profession: President & CEO of Weiss North America

Education: Cleveland State University

Mr. Eppich is the president and CEO of Weiss North America, a multi-national company that manufactures high quality factory automation equipment. Over the years, he has been involved with Geauga Lyric Theatre Board as well as multiple corporate executive boards.

Jon P. Marten

Residence: Concord Township

Profession: Retired, Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration and CFO of Parker Hannifin

Education: Virginia Tech, Bachelors of Science and Baldwin-Wallace College, Masters of Business Administration

Mr. Marten had a 30 year career in finance and administration at Parker Hannifin advancing through several controller positions. He recently retired in 2017 after serving seven years as the Parker’s Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer.

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.

Daniella Nunnally

Residence: Painesville Township

Profession: Chief of Staff, Gateway Economic Development Corporation of Greater Cleveland

Education: Mercyhurst College, BA Hospitality Management

Miss. Nunnally is the chief of staff at Gateway Economic Development Corporation of Greater Cleveland. Part of her job is to manage large-scale capital projects for Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse & Progressive Field and reports to Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland.

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.

Sara Spence

Residence: Willowick

Profession: President of Spence Technologies

Education: Cleveland State University, MBA and University of Toledo, BA

Ms. Spence is the president of Spence Technologies a small manufacturer located in Willoughby. Her goal is to help bridge the gap between public transportation and manufacturing jobs here in Lake County to help support our workforce and the economy.  Ms. Spence is the immediate past chairman of Willoughby Western Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of Alliance for Working Together.

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.