BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
PRESIDENT - JOE NAPOLI
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Joe graduated from St. John’s University in New York City. Upon graduation, he joined Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust in New York City. Joe’s nearly 30-year career in sports began in Canton Ohio, with the Canton Indians. In the early 90’s, he moved to Toledo to work for the Toledo Mud Hens before spending several years working for the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Tigers.
Joe returned to Toledo to embark on the development of Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo. Years later, a second opportunity presented itself, and he became part of the development team for the Toledo Walleye and Huntington Center. In 2012, the Hens initiated efforts to begin the downtown Toledo re-development of three historic buildings and park space which is now known as “Hensville.” According to Nielsen Research, the Hens and Walleye continue to rank amongst the “Top 10” most popular franchises in Minor and Major League Sports.
Joe is a board member of several organizations in Toledo including the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Symphony, Downtown Development Corporation, LISC, Destination Toledo, and Toledo Police Foundation.
Joe met his wife, Annette, in Toledo during his first stint with the Mud Hens. Annette and Joe love raising their five children in Toledo.
SECRETARY - CHRYS PETERSON
Chrys Peterson was the lead anchor at WTOL 11 for 20 years, anchoring the 5, 6 & 11 PM newscasts. She was inducted into the Associated Press Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2014, and has earned six Emmy Awards and four coveted Edward R. Murrow awards for her storytelling.
In 2014, Chrys retired from television news and started a leadership and communication consulting business. She has a master’s degree in organizational leadership and is proud to use 32 years of TV News and community leadership experience to help ProMedica Health System and other local companies and non-profit organizations maximize the potential, productivity and engagement of their employees.
Chrys is active in the community, serving on the Lourdes University Board of Trustees and the Toledo Police Foundation board; she’s president of the Press Club of Toledo, and has served as Honorary Chair for the NW Ohio Komen Race for the Cure for 25 years. She has also been involved with the 20 Under 40 Leadership Awards, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo, and numerous other community organizations.
Chrys has been married for 22 years to Tom Runnells, who recently retired from a 41-year career in Major League Baseball. Their daughter Riley is studying journalism at Ohio University.
TREASURER - MATT SAPARA
SANDRA DRABIK COLLINS
Sandy Drabik Collins was born in Toledo and grew up here in Northwest Ohio. Sandy is an alumna of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science. She also earned a Master of Science in Botany, and a Juris Doctor from OSU.
Throughout her 35-year career in public service she worked as a teacher, a lawyer and as an administrator, holding various leadership positions at The Ohio State University, the State of Ohio, and The University of Toledo. She served in Governor George V. Voinovich’s cabinet as the Ohio Director of Administrative Services, the state’s central service agency. Her last job in her public service career brought her to the University of Toledo as Vice President of Administrative Services and General Counsel.
She has served on public boards and commissions including The Ohio Building Authority, Capitol Square Review & Advisory Board, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, and Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program. Nonprofit boards on which she has served include Lott Industries, Inc., The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc., National Association of State Chief Administrators, and The Ohio State University Managed Health Care Systems, Inc.
Sandy is the widow of our late Mayor D. Michael Collins (retired Toledo Police Department) who died in office in 2015. As First Lady when Mike became Mayor, Sandy felt privileged to accompany and assist him in his responsibilities to the people of Toledo.
Although retired from higher education administration, she continues her public service. Currently she serves as a Member and Secretary of the Miami University (Ohio) Board of Trustees and Toledo Police Foundation. She maintains an active license to practice law in Ohio and is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist. She frequently volunteers as a nature walk guide at the Toledo Metroparks.
Shirley L. Green is a retired 26-year veteran of the Toledo Police Department, retiring at the rank of lieutenant. She worked in a variety of positions including Juvenile Investigations and Field Operations. She has also served as the Safety Director for the City of Toledo.
She earned her doctorate in history at Bowling Green State University in 2011. She has held adjunct faculty positions at the University of Toledo’s History and Criminal Justice Departments. She is also an adjunct instructor of history at Bowling Green State University. She has also coordinated oral history projects that captured the videotaped oral histories of African Americans in Northwest Ohio. Currently, the Director of the Toledo Police Museum.
Shirley is the proud mother of one son and the grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren.
Robert (Bob) W. LaClair serves as regional president of Fifth Third Bank (Northwest Ohio), which has $2.5 billion in assets. He is responsible for the growth and strategic alignment of our Commercial, Wealth & Asset Management and Consumer businesses to deliver distinctive value to our customers and community impact in the region.
Bob joined Fifth Third in 1999 as vice president of mortgage lending. He was promoted to senior vice president in 2001 and named senior vice president of consumer lending in 2002. Bob served as senior vice president of retail banking from 2003 until being named president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Northwest Ohio) in 2005.
Bob began his banking career at First National Bank of Toledo in 1982 and held various positions, including manager of the Consumer Credit, Bankcard and Business Development areas. He moved to Mid American National Bank in 1990 and served in several managerial positions in Consumer Lending, Mortgage Lending, Retail Banking and Health Care Finance.
Bob attended the University of Toledo and Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio.
Bob is a member of the Board of Directors of Fifth Third Bank (Northwest Ohio). He also serves on the boards of ProMedica, Regional Growth Partnership, Toledo Police Foundation, Toledo Public Schools Foundation, ConnecToledo Downtown Development Corp., Aspire and DART, the Drug Abuse Response Team.
Barbara Petee is the Chief Advocacy and Government Relations Officer for ProMedica. In her government relations role, Barbara works with lawmakers at the local, state and federal level to ensure that ProMedica is consistently involved in helping to shape and provide input on key policy and legislative issues that affect the health system and the communities it serves.
Additionally, Mrs. Petee is responsible for connecting organizations and agencies in collaborative work so that the mission of ProMedica – to ensure health and well-being for all – is achieved. With the system’s commitment to address the social determinants of health, Mrs. Petee’s work is currently focused on ensuring access to the most basic human needs for all individuals.
Barbara also serves as the Executive Director of The Root Cause Coalition, a national non-profit organization that was founded in 2015 to thoughtfully and purposefully engage key stakeholders – with emphasis on the healthcare community – to address the social determinants of health. Since its establishment, the Coalition has emerged as a critical voice in working to achieve health equity. Now, more than 75 members strong, the Coalition is solidly engaged in its three areas of focus: research, education and advocacy, to improve the lives of individuals across the nation.
Mrs. Petee has held numerous roles in her 34-year tenure with ProMedica, including Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer. She serves on many local, regional and national boards and committees, including serving as a board member of the Alliance to End Hunger, an affiliate of Bread for the World, based in Washington D.C., and Connecting Kids to Meals, based in Toledo.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Mrs. Petee has been married to her husband, Tim, for 30 years and they have two grown children.
Having grown up around the well-known northwest Ohio business that his grandfather John F. Savage founded in 1957, Ryan Savage joined financial services firm, Savage and Associates in 2019, working alongside his father, Sean. His focus remains people centered – ensuring his deep commitment revolves around the next generation of Sean’s clients while building his practice at the same time.
Ryan achieved his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, majoring in finance. He was active on campus through his involvement in the Wealth Management Association, Finance Association, and was a part of the inaugural class that completed The Eli Broad College of Business Financial Planning and Wealth Management Program.
Born in Toledo and raised in Sylvania, Ohio, he is a graduate of St. John’s Jesuit High School where he ran Cross Country and Track, tutored students at Rosary Cathedral, and participated in the Labre Program – a ministry that delivers home-cooked meals weekly to adults and their families in the Toledo area.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys running, pick-up basketball, and spending time with his family, particularly his four younger siblings.
Aaron Flynn has 20 years of experience in various roles in Information Technology. Aaron currently is an IT Manager at The Andersons, Inc in Maumee, OH where he has worked for 9 years. Prior to that he worked at The University of Toledo.
Aaron earned his MBA and Bachelors of Science degrees from The University of Toledo. He has previously served on the board of Unison Health in Toledo for three years.
Aaron was raised in Toledo and Temperance, MI where he attended Bedford High School and played varsity soccer all four years. He currently resides in Lambertville, MI with his wife and daughter. When he is not spending time with his family and friends as well as attending his daughters sporting events, Aaron likes to compete in triathlons and watch football.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TEAM:
GREG MAHLMAN - RETIRED TOLEDO POLICE SERGEANT
Greg Mahlman was a police officer with the Toledo Police Department for 30 years. Greg held a variety of assignments as a patrolman including Field Operations, Field Training Officer, Academy Instructor, and School Resource Officer in Toledo Public Schools. In 2010, Greg was promoted to sergeant and assigned to Field Operations. As a sergeant, Greg also served the Community Services Section, overseeing the School Resource Officers, the Police Prevention Team, and the Safe-T-City program. Greg finished his career as part of the staff at the Toledo Police Academy. In 2019, Greg started the next chapter in his life as the Lead Patrol Ranger for Metroparks Toledo.
Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University, and has received training specialties in areas such as ALICE instructor, physical fitness, self-defense, and Firearms.
Greg and his wife have been married for 35 years and have three adult sons, and one grandchild. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys outdoor activities including gardening, cycling, hiking, and volunteering with Mountain Mentors.
JOLEEN KROHN - RETIRED TOLEDO POLICE OFFICER
Joleen Krohn was a Toledo Police Officer for nearly 30 years, retiring in December of 2016. She spent most of her career on patrol with the exception of two and a half years she spent in Planning and Research. Joleen is a Board member for the Toledo Police Museum and was a volunteer for the Make A Wish foundation for over 20 years.
JULIE BALL - RETIRED CIVILIAN
TOLEDO POLICE PERSONNEL:
Julie Ball was an employee with the Toledo Police Department for 36 years. During her career she was assigned to Communications and Records, then was moved to the Identification Unit. When her sergeant retired they civilianized the position and she became the supervisor.
Her husband Richard passed away in May of 2019. They have four children and six grandchildren.
CHIEF OF POLICE - GEORGE KRAL
George Kral was appointed as Chief of Police on January 5, 2015. Chief Kral began his career with the Toledo Police Department on December 14, 1990. Since that time he has worked in Field Operations, Crime Analysis, Internal Affairs, the Detective Bureau, Planning and Research, and the Records Bureau.
Chief Kral was promoted to Sergeant in June 1995, to Lieutenant in July 2006, to Captain in February 2011, and to Deputy Chief in January 2014. Chief Kral is a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1984 through 1988. While in the Navy, Chief Kral was stationed in San Diego, California.
Chief Kral holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and a Master of Science Degree in Justice Administration. He also is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College, National Executive Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program, hosted by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. Professionally, Chief Kral is a member of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
In his spare time, Chief Kral enjoys golf and practicing martial arts. He has been married to his wife Teresa for 30 years, and raised two sons, George and Jordan.