Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

2018 Distinguished Citizen

WHS Class of 1976

Business, Community Leader


Professional

  • Chairman & CEO, Tusco Limited Partnership - 2005-2018
  • President & CEO, Tusco Limited Partnership - 1988-2005
  • Marketing Manager, Tusco Manufacturing - 1983-1988
  • Marketing Intern, Mellon Bank - 1982
  • Purchasing Manager, Tusco Manufacturing - 1980-1981
  • Marketing Intern, J.M. Smucker - 1979
  • Speechwriter for college president - 1977-1979
  • Football, wrestling, theatre, student council - 1972-1976

Honors/Awards

  • Point of Purchase Industry Hall of Fame - 2008
  • Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year - 2005
  • US Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) award "for his work in educating over one million Americans about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention" - 1993
  • President's Award, POPAI - 2004
  • Finalist, Outstanding Senior Man, College of Wooster - 1979
  • Stark County Teen of the Month - 1975
  • American Contingent Leader, XIV World Jamboree in Lillehammer, Norway - 1975
  • Eagle Scout with Gold Palm - 1973

Community Involvement

  • College of Wooster Trustee - 2013-present
  • Large Group Host, K-5, New Pointe Community Church - 2013-present
  • Co-founder, Tuscarawas Oil & Gas Alliance - 2012-present
  • College of Wooster Alumni Board president - 2005-2007
  • Trustee & Past Chair, Community Improvement Corp of Tuscarawas County
  • Trustee & Campaign Chair, United Way of Tuscarawas County
  • College of Wooster Alumni Board - 1998-2002
  • Chair, POPAI Board - 1995-2006

Education

  • Washington High School - 1976
  • The College of Wooster, B.A. Economics/English - 1980
  • Dartmouth College-Amos Tuck School of Business, M.B.A. - 1983
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