Board Members

President - Adrienne L. Heard

Appointed by Montgomery County
Finance/Personnel Committee
Investment Committee

Adrienne Heard has a BA in Personnel Management from Michigan State University, an MBA in Management and Finance from the University of Dayton and a Small Business Administration CBA (Certified Business Advisor®) designation from the University of Toledo. Adrienne Heard established a career in business administration with a number of Fortune 500 companies as well as with not-for-profit and privately-held firms.

Heard Management was formed in 1993 to provide these same services on a consulting basis. Heard Management is a minority female owned sole proprietorship consulting firm specializing in management consulting services which include planning, management accounting, standard operating procedures, training & development, coaching and problem solving. Using training and experience from a variety of workplace settings, Heard Management develops management tools to help organizations succeed. The emphasis is on "Procedures to Prevent Problems".

In 2003 Adrienne was recognized by Leading Women, Inc. of Cincinnati for her contributions in the field of Entrepreneurship. Adrienne is the author of: Quick and Smart Entrepreneur’s Handbook, published by Hollandays Publishing. Her column "Mind Your Own Business" appeared in the Dayton Weekly News. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and is often requested to present workshops and seminars on business and staff development topics.

In her personal life, Adrienne is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She resides in Trotwood, Ohio, with her husband Calvin Heard. They have two adult sons: Kevin and Keith. In Adrienne’s spare time she performs as a storyteller, specializing in Black History. She has published a book Aunt Rosie’s Mother’s Quilt – Stories of the Underground Railroad based on one of her most frequently requested performances. Adrienne is quite active in her community, serving as trustee at her church, participating on various boards and service organizations and meeting once a month with her support group: Whist Lovers Anonymous.

Vice President - Sharon E. Hairston

Appointed by Montgomery County
Planning Committee

A Montgomery County appointee, Hairston is a senior financial and administrative manager for CH2M Hill Mound, Inc. in Miamisburg. With dual degrees in accounting and data processing, Hairston manages all elements of accounting activity for the company. CH2M Hill Mound, Inc. was responsible for the environmental restoration of the Mound facility. Hairston has worked at the facility in various supervisory capacities since 1973.

Hairston serves other community organizations, including being secretary for the Miami Valley Catholic Social Services board and president of the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation board. She is a member of RTA’s Finance Committee.

Vince Corrado

Appointed by Montgomery County
Finance/Personnel Committee

Vince is the retired Chairman and CEO of Shook Construction, a leading construction company headquartered in Dayton with locations in Cleveland, Indianapolis, and North Carolina. Vince began his career at Shook as an estimator while still attending his senior year at the University of Dayton. Upon graduation from UD with a degree in civil engineering, Vince moved up through the ranks at Shook as an engineer, project manager, vice president, president and then to CEO. Throughout his career at Shook, Vince was known for his deep commitment to the success of the organization as well as for his passion for the "Shook family". Vince recognized early on the importance that people play in the company’s success and therefore he was dedicated to development of Shook’s employees, particularly young leaders. During his time as CEO, Vince oversaw the expansion of the Indianapolis and Cleveland offices as well as instituted a strategic planning process for the organization. Vince now serves as chairman emeritus of Shook’s Board of Directors. In this function as chairman emeritus, Vince continues to provide the organization with vision, creativity and passion, while supporting the management team in achieving Shook’s strategic goals and objectives.

Vince has long been recognized as a skilled leader within the construction industry. He has served in many roles with the Association of General Contractors (AGC) at the local, regional and national levels. His expertise has proven to be invaluable for Shook projects for clients in a wide variety of industries over the past four decades. He has managed various major contracts while directing key commercial and industrial projects, including several area hospital projects and a range of wastewater and water treatment plant projects throughout the Midwest as well as in Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Vince was the recipient of AGC’s Pinnacle Award in 2011 which honors those who have demonstrated leadership above and beyond the call of duty to the construction industry. This award recognizes an individual’s continued dedication, long after his or her direct leadership obligation has been fulfilled. Vince’s commitment and work as a skilled leader made him the perfect candidate for this award. He was also named a finalist in the prestigious 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, .which acknowledged his extraordinary leadership skills. Vince’s recognition focused on his ability to build relationships with his team at Shook as well as the community during a tough economic downturn.

In the truest sense of servant leadership, Vince has been involved in countless community activities throughout his career. Over the past 45 years, he has contributed both financial resources and his personal time to numerous local community and business organizations, including the Greater Dayton Area United Way, Miami Valley Council-Boy Scouts of America, and A Special Wish Foundation. Beginning in 2000, Vince became an Angel Flight Volunteer Pilot for the National Pilot Network. Through the generosity of volunteers like Vince, this non-profit organization provides free transportation to healthcare facilities for individuals that cannot afford to pay for the commercial flights. An avid general aviator with a passion for flying, Vince was selected in 2002 to represent the State of Ohio in a national event known as "Flight Across America." Vince was chosen to present the State of Ohio flag to the City of New York to honor the memory of those who perished on September 11, 2001.

Vince has a passion for education at all levels. He has spent the last several years volunteering at Mother Brunner Catholic School, advising local 7th/8th graders on high school choices and career path planning. Vince is also currently working with 6th graders at Hillel Academy to expand their understanding of their surroundings. In terms of higher education, Vince was one of the founding contributors of the University of Cincinnati Construction Education Fund and has been involved with the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC), the University of Dayton and currently is a member of the Sinclair Community College Foundation Board.

Vince is also deeply committed to economic development initiatives that enhance the economic vitality of the Dayton region for all of its citizens. Vince is a member of the Dayton Foundation’s Minority Inclusion Committee which founded the Minority Economic Development Council that has since become the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Minority Business Partnership. Vince is also an active member of the Dayton Business Committee and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee.

Vince continues to be a dedicated and passionate leader for all of the organizations and initiatives that he is a part of in order to make the community a better place. Vince’s commitment to his community is matched only by his unwavering commitment to his family. He and his wife Marcy have been married since 1965 and have 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Professional Affiliations:

  1. AGC of America – National Director
  2. AGC of Ohio- President
  3. AGC of West Central Ohio – President

Professional Awards and honors received:

  1. Dayton Business Journal Community Sponsor of the Year - 2004
  2. Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Finalist 2008
  3. Dayton Builders Exchange –Labor Management Award- 2009
  4. Shook Construction Master Builders Award- 2010
  5. Dayton Minority Economic Development Special Appreciation Award – 2010
  6. Dayton Builders Exchange- Outstanding Service Award for Service to the Community - 2011
  7. AGC of Ohio Pinnacle Award -Lifetime Achievement recipient -2011

Community and Business Activities:

  1. A Special Wish Foundation – Advisory Board Member
  2. Boy Scouts of America- Miami Valley Council - Committee Member
  3. City of Clayton Planning Commission - President
  4. City of Dayton Deconstruction Task Force - Committee Member
  5. Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce – Board Member
  6. Dayton Business Committee – Former Chair
  7. Dayton Dialogue on Race Relations
  8. Dayton Foundation Minority Inclusion Committee
  9. Greater Dayton Area United Way – 2009 Campaign Chair
  10. Catholic Social Services
  11. Minority Economic Development Council – Board Member
  12. National Pilot Network Angel – Flight Volunteer Pilot
  13. Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges – Trustee and Past Chair
  14. Sinclair Community College Foundation – Trustee
  15. University of Dayton School of Engineering – Advisory Committee

Franz Hoge

Appointed by the City of Kettering
Finance/Personnel Committee
Investment Advisory Committee

Franz is the retired Managing Partner of the Dayton office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), formerly Coopers & Lybrand LLP. He began his career in 1966 in the New York office after graduating from The City College of New York. Shortly thereafter, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years, primarily overseas. He resumed his career in September of 1968 and advanced through various positions of increased responsibilities and was admitted to the Coopers & Lybrand partnership in 1977. In 1980, he was named the Managing Partner of the Dayton Office.

While a partner in the New York office, Franz was the Chairman of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Federal Contracts Committee and the Firm’s National Industry Chairman for the not-for-profit practice. In addition to those responsibilities, he was the engagement partner on the international operations of AT&T, the Loral Corporation, various Rockefeller accounts, Brown Brothers Harriman and Company, Schroeder Bank, Dresdner Bank and many others.

In Dayton, besides being the Managing Partner, Franz was the industry leader for the Emerging Business Practice for the Columbus, Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville and Indianapolis offices. In addition, he was the engagement partner on Scitex Digital Printing, Monarch Machine Tool
Company, Dupps Company, LM Berry & Company, United Aircraft Products, Winters National Bank and subsequently Bank One, Mike-Sell’s Potato Chip Company and many others.

Franz helped develop the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Statement of Position 78-10, Accounting Principles and Reporting Practices for Certain Nonprofit Organizations and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Audit and Accounting Guide: Audit of Certain Nonprofit Organizations. In addition, he spoke at various professional organizations throughout the United States and was involved in the development and teaching of many of the Firm’s training programs.

Professional awards and honors received:

Included in:

  1. Who’s Who in America
  2. Who’s Who in Finance
  3. Who’s Who in the World

First Honoree of the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter of Wright State University.

Volunteer service and civic activities:

Present:

  1. General Fund-Five-Year Financial Plan for Montgomery County, Co-Chair
  2. The Dayton Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees and Past Chair of the Development Committee
  3. Catholic Fund for Dayton Urban Children and Schools, Member of the Board of Trustees and Past President
  4. Catholic Education Collaborative, Member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer
  5. Homeless Shelter and Prevention Committee, Co-Chair
  6. Neighborhood Schools Committee, Member
  7. Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Board of Trustees, President

Past:

  1. Human Services Levy Council, Chair
  2. Good Samaritan Hospital, Chair
  3. Samaritan Health Partners Insurance Ltd., Chair
  4. Dayton Museum of Natural History, Chair
  5. Dayton Opera Association, Chair
  6. Maria Joseph Living Care Center, Chair
  7. Hipple Cancer Research Center, Chair
  8. NCCJ, Chair
  9. Kettering Children’s Choir, Chair
  10. Wright State University Board of Advisors of the College of Business and Administration, Chair
  11. Montgomery County Frail Elderly Task Force, Chair
  12. St. Albert the Great Parish Council, President
  13. Wright State University Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees
  14. Wright State University, Executive in Residence
  15. Premier Health Partners, Member of the Board of Trustees
  16. Big Brothers/Big Sisters-Dayton, Member of the Board of Trustees
  17. Dayton Performing Arts Fund (Culture Works), Member of the Board of Trustees
  18. Auditor of State, Member of the Business Advisory Board
  19. National Center for Industrial Competitiveness (NCIC), Member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Finance Committee
  20. Athenaeum of Ohio, Member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee

Other:

  1. Co-chaired capital campaign for the Dayton Museum of Natural History
  2. Chaired capital campaign for St. Albert the Great Parish
  3. Co-chaired capital campaign for Catholic Fund for Dayton Urban Children And Schools

Community service awards and honors received:

  1. Montgomery County Citizen of the Year-2003
  2. Proclamation from the City of Dayton proclaiming October 30, 2008 asFranz Hoge Day
  3. Proclamation from the City of Dayton proclaiming January 14, 2008 asFranz Hoge Day
  4. Proclamation from the City of Dayton proclaiming October 30, 1997 asFranz Hoge Day
  5. Recipient of the Mother Seton Award from the Sisters of Charity
  6. Recipient of the 2008 Citizen Legion of Honor Award
  7. Recipient of the 2010 MLK Award

Sharon Howard

Appointed by Montgomery County
Planning Committee Chair

Sharon D. Howard is a communications professional with over 20 years of experience in broadcast media, marketing, public relations and economic development. Areas of expertise include: community development & engagement, marketing, strategic communications, new media technology, marketing & communication consultation and project management. Also, Howard is active in non-­-profit program participation and corporate board service.

Howard is affiliated with numerous civic and volunteer organizations including: Board and Founding Member of the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the Salvation Army Board of Trustees, Dayton Public Schools Accountability Panel, Board of Trustees of the Dayton Art Institute, University of Dayton River Park Community Corporation Board, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority Board and the Kettering Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors. She is also a member of Tau Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Dayton Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. In December of 2005, she was appointed by Ohio’s Governor to serve on the Ohio Arts Council Board where she serves on the Executive Committee; July 2010, she was re-­-appointed to a second five year term.

In 2006, Howard founded the "Crown Jewels™ of Dayton" calendar initiative to benefit the Kettering Medical Center Foundation’s Women’s Wellness Fund. After a five year run, this effort raised over $120,000.00, which helped fund free mammograms for under-­-served and uninsured women in the Miami Valley area. This is the second largest gift given to Kettering’s women’s health division.

Sharon graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Television Communications.

Howard has been recognized for her journalistic work by receiving the "Regional Communicator of the Year Award" by the International Communications Training Institute and multiple National "Communicator" and "Telly" Awards. Her work in the community has garnered several recognitions including: "Central Region Volunteer of the Year" from the National Urban League, Dayton YWCA "Women of Influence Award" and "Distinguished Ambassador Award." In August 2007, Howard received the "Coretta Scott King Award" by the National Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta and in December 2007, she received the "Ten Top Women Award," given by the Dayton Daily News. In 2008, Sinclair Community College honored Howard with its Distinguished Community Service Award and was named a "Top Ten African American Woman," by the African American CEO’s organization. In August 2009, Howard was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame. In September 2010, she was selected as the University of Dayton National Alumni Association "Special Achievement Award" honoree. In 2011, Howard was inducted into the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame and in 2012, received the Mary Scott Legacy Award in Dayton, OH.

John A. Lumpkin Jr.

LumpkinJohn2smAppointed by City of Dayton
Finance Committee Chair
Investment Committee

John is a Vice President of Wealth Management with Morgan Stanley. Formerly with JP Morgan Asset Management for 10 years, Mr. Lumpkin is a native of Dayton, Ohio. John was a 2014 Dayton Business Journal Top 40 under 40 award recipient. He serves on the West Dayton Development Fund Board, the City of Dayton Financial Review Board, The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority Board, Citywide Development Board, and the Board for The Dayton Foundation’s African American Community Fund. John is an active youth coach for The City of Dayton Recreation and Youth Services basketball and baseball programs, Dayton Wolverines Track Club, and Trotwood Wee Rams football. John currently mentors young men in Dayton Public Schools, Trotwood-Madison City Schools, Dayton Early College Academy Prep, Central State University, and The Ohio State University. He holds a B.A. in Economics from The Ohio State University, where he also lettered in Football and Basketball. John currently resides in Dayton with his wife Anissa and their two children.

Thomas U. Weckesser

Thomas Weckesser

Appointed by Montgomery County
Planning Committee

Tom Weckesser is the Executive Director in the Office of the President at the University of Dayton. In this role, he focuses on coordinating projects and activities with senior leadership teams, administrative staff, departments, and external groups.

Prior to this, Tom served as the Director of IT Application Support & Integration at UD. He spent 10 years directing IT professionals who are responsible for web development, data bases, and all of UD’s servers and storage systems. He was also responsible for custom application development, file and print sharing, enterprise hardware and software systems, email and authentication and access management.

Tom managed the implementation of UD’s first Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system from 2007-2011.

He is a double graduate of the University of Dayton. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Information Systems and a Master’s of Business Administration. After graduation, Tom began his career at NCR as a developer and manager for systems including e-commerce, file transfer, and Oracle financials. After 10 years at NCR, Tom joined a small consulting firm where he helped develop custom software for retail and publishing industries.

Tom lives in Kettering, and is very active in the Dayton community. He serves on his parish council and is engaged with activities at UD as well as Chaminade Julienne High School.



David Williamson

Appointed by City of Dayton
Investment Advisory Committee, Chair
Finance/Personnel Committee

David Williamson is an attorney and a partner with the law firm of Bieser, Greer and Landis. He received a BA degree, summa cum laude, from Ohio University in 1975. In 1978, he received a JD degree from the Ohio State University School of Law and was sworn in as an attorney at law before the Ohio Supreme Court. Mr. Williamson has served as President of both the Dayton Bar Association and the Dayton Bar Foundation, has served on the Board of the Sinclair College Paralegal Program, and has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton School of Law and at Sinclair Community College.

Community and charitable involvement include serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Montgomery County Historical Society where he chaired the Old Courthouse renovation committee, and the Courthouse Square Fountain of Presidents committee. He has twice served on the Executive Board of the Dayton Rotary Club and is a past president of the Northridge Optimist Club. He has been twice recognized by the President’s Club of Dayton as Service Club Member of the Year for his service to both the Rotary and Optimist organizations.

Currently Mr. Williamson serves as Vice Chair of the Dayton Montgomery County Scholarship Committee, as a member of the Montgomery County Law Library Resources Board, and a board member of Dayton Crayons to Classrooms. He is also President of the Board of Visitors of the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College.

Mr. Williamson and his wife Terry, whom he met at Ohio University, live in the McPherson Town neighborhood of Dayton and have four adult children. The couple previously served as co-presidents of the Muse Machine Parents Association.

Public Meetings

RTA Board of Trustees meetings are held at 4 S. Main St. in the 3rd floor Board Room and committee meetings are held in the 2nd floor multi-purpose room, unless otherwise denoted.

Board Meeting
3:00 p.m.
Joint Finance/Personnel
& Planning Committee Meetings
8:30 a.m.
Investment Advisory
Committee
11:45 a.m.
March 7, 2017 March 21, 2017
April 4, 2017 April 18, 2017 April 20, 2017
May 2, 2017 May 16, 2017
June 6, 2017 June 20, 2017
Note: Optional/Date may be cancelled
July *6 - 1st Thursday
Note: Optional/Date may be cancelled)
July 18, 2017 July 20, 2017
August 1, 2017 July 15, 2017
September 5, 2017 September 19, 2017
October 3, 2017 October 17, 2017 October 19, 2017
November 7, 2017 November 21, 2017
December 5, 2017 December 19, 2017
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