Not just an HR association.
“Our goal is to provide our members with the most meaningful and appealing customer experience anywhere. We (the EA team) become not just an HR association, but a truly great experience through which industry-leading HR solutions are delivered.”
Jack Hollister, President
The Employers’ Association
Who We Serve
From two-person companies to corporations with thousands of employees, our member organizations come in all different sizes and represent a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturing, engineering, agriculture, automotive, community service agencies, municipal and county governments, educational institutions, and more.
More than 700 organizations are members of the EA. We’re humbled to say that many of them have been with us for more than 20 years.
Chances are, we already
know your neighbor.
We’d like to know you, too!
Counties of Service
Why We Exist
The Employers’ Association serves regional employers in their efforts to maximize performance; providing people management information and research, workplace wellness, training and consulting expertise.
To be the regional association of choice for employers interested in maximizing their Human Resources and Organizational Performance.
Who We Are
Since 1997, Jack has led The EA as its president, developing the overall direction of The Association and managing its day-to-day activities. He also trains and consults in the areas of leadership development, strategic planning and the utilization of the DISC profile for team-building purposes. In his spare time, Jack enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and golfing.
Sarah is the EA’s marketing guru. She maintains the EA’s website, coordinates our social media presence and designs direct mail, eblasts, flyers and marketing pieces. As the EA’s resident travel bug, Sarah enjoys exploring new countries, as well as spending time with her family and friends, reading, movies, and soccer.
Nancy wears many hats at the EA. Currently, Nancy is working with the membership team, the seminar learning team, and our accountant. She has been in a part-time position for numerous years in a variety of roles. She is also a Registered Nurse in the Occupational Health office at Wood County Hospital, and loves spending time with family, reading, and is an excellent cook!
Karin is the first friendly face you see when visiting the EA and the voice you hear when calling in on the phone! She has a variety of roles within the EA such as invoicing, registration, assisting with On-Site Learning & Consulting, Seminar Learning, and assisting Jack...just to name a few! She loves spending time with her son and is a HUGE Ohio State Buckeyes and Buffalo Bills fan!
HR Solutions Team
Bob’s career in human resources has led him through a number of area organizations. EA members tap into his extensive experience via our HR Hotline and by engaging him for training and consulting projects. Bob is involved in the HR Professional community as a past Director of the Ohio SHRM State Council and in the local community as a Springfield Township Trustee.
Sheila brings 20+ years of experience in human resources. As a member of the EA team, Sheila assists members with HR Audits, Handbook development, On-Site and Seminar Training, job analysis, job description development, and recruitment. She serves in the local HR community as President-Elect for the Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association. Sheila enjoys spending time with her husband, Rodney, and two children, Donavan and Nia & watching their favorite sports teams: Buckeyes, Browns and Cavaliers.
Kamia has 10+ years of experience in business management and human resources. As a member of the EA team, Kamia assists members with Hotline Requests, Employment Law Postings, Wage & Salary Surveys; puts together the monthly bulletin newsletter, and assists the HR Services Director in achieving the HR Research goals. She is also the executive chef and owner of KMR’S Catering Company. Kamia enjoys spending time with her two children, John and Kalen. Other activities Kamia enjoys include movies, cooking, and anything relative to being creative. Since Kamia is a former student of The Ohio State University her favorite team is the Buckeyes!
On-Site / Consulting Team
Dave is well-known in the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan business community for his enthusiasm, training creativity and commitment to helping people work better, together. He provides customized training content, delivered with an innovative and interactive approach. Aside from training, Dave is also a published playwright and author. He and his wife, Jill, live in Gibsonburg.
Seminar Learning Team
Terry truly enjoys getting to know the EA members as he plans and manages our public seminars and conferences. Outside the office, he likes attending classic car shows, reading, and spending time with his wonderful family and friends. His biggest challenge is not stopping to pet every dog he happens to see.
Judi is no stranger to the world of HR and Customer Service and loves interacting with the EA’s members as the Membership and Seminar Learning Assistant. In her spare time, Judi loves movies, concerts, crafting, and turning trash into treasure. Her ideal day at home is filled with home and garden projects. Judi serves on the Board of Trustees for The Weston Public Library.
Jen brings a wealth of experience in the health and wellness field to the EA, and provides guidance and education to members and brokers on the wide array of wellness tools and resources available to EA members. In her spare time she is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
As a Senior Wellness Consultant with the EA, Cory enjoys coordinating and implementing workplace wellness programs for his groups including wellness challenges, health assessments and wellness screenings, and educational lunch and learn programs. Cory works hard to ensure that his groups have the tools they need in order to promote healthy habits among their employees. Cory and his wife, Abby, are the proud parents of their adorable daughter, Tenley, and a loveable Golden Retriever named Wally.
Jennifer brings years of experience in Worksite Wellness with developing, coordinating, and delivering wellness activities, managing health screening events, and working closely with clients to support their wellness goals and objectives. Jennifer enjoys running and spends most of her free time with her 2 children, Avery and Aidan.
As a Wellness Consultant for the EA, Megan enjoys working with her groups to set health goals and to improve quality of life. She is responsible for coordinating and implementing internal and external wellness challenges and activities, assisting with health assessments, and conducting wellness screenings with her groups. Megan enjoys spending time at the lake with her family and playing volleyball.
Sally’s passion for health and wellness is about helping to improve the quality of life for others. Her background in corporate wellness and health coaching help her clients achieve their wellness goals. Sally enjoys being active with her two young children. She hopes to pass on her love of fitness, health, and the outdoors to them.
Paige assists the Wellness Director and Consultants, providing back up with health assessments, wellness screenings, and other duties throughout the Wellness Department. She also coordinates the EA’s annual Wellness Conference. In her spare time Paige enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and all things related to Pittsburgh Steeler football.
Our Board of Directors
Gilmore, Jasion & Mahler
Chairperson – 2017
Mira + Kolena, Ltd.
Chairperson Emeritus – 2017
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc.
Global VP, Human Resources, Communications & Safety
Amcor Rigid Plastics, Inc.
HR Director, Grain Group
The Andersons, Inc.
Robert F. Deardurff
Director of Human Resources
Style Crest Enterprises
Materion Brush, Inc.
Vice President – Human Capital
Spangler Candy Company
VP of Human Resources
Lutheran Homes Society
Hospice of Northwest Ohio
IT Project Management Consultant, Adjunct Instructor
David M. Smigelski
Spengler Nathanson, PLL
Shrader Tire & Oil
Centaur Associates, Inc.
Director, Corporate Human Resources