About Us

AboutUS

A handful of charter members launched GTBA in the fall of 2009. Today we’re headed toward becoming 100 members strong. Simply put, our primary purpose is to further the best business interests of our members. And we’re doing this today in several ways although, being a relatively new organization, we’re still discovering more and better ways to make this happen.

Mission Statement

Our primary purpose is to further the best business interests of our members. We serve as an educational, networking tool for the businesses of Genoa Township and surrounding areas.

Our bylaws are available here.

Purpose

1.       To promote Genoa Township as a place to do business, by fostering business relationships within the Township and surrounding communities.

2.       Strengthen relationship with Genoa Township government and provide input and advocacy as they relate to member businesses.

3.       To provide a forum for members to develop business relationships.

4.       To establish a local identity for member businesses.

5.       To support local community organizations and their needs for the benefit of the community.

6.       To be an organization run by the members for the members.

GTBA’s 2016-17 Leadership Team

 

Tom Misuik, President

Tom Misuik, Chairman of the Board

Darrin Campbell, Vice President

Darrin Campbell, President

Darin is currently a Partner and Vice President for Benchmark Insurance in charge of Property & Casualty insurance services.  Darin specializes in Commercial Insurance for small to medium size businesses.  He has over 20 years of experience in agency ownership and management.

Darin holds an undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University and an MBA degree from Kent State University.  He has also attained the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation from the National Alliance of Insurance Education and Research.

He currently serves as the Vice President and President Elect for the Genoa Township Business Association.  Darin currently resides in Galena, Ohio with his wife and son.

Gail Jamison, Treasurer

Gail Jamison, Treasurer

Gail graduated from Franklin University in April 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in accounting.  She started working for a large, local CPA firm right out of college.  While there, she helped business owners with their accounting records, prepared and reviewed business and individual income tax returns, trained new accountants, and assisted in audits of businesses.

She started working at her current firm in 1988 continuing to help businesses with their accounting needs, preparing and reviewing business and individual income tax returns, and preparing estate and trust income tax returns.  She purchased the firm in 1998 and is currently the sole owner.

She enjoys helping her clients understand their accounting and tax situations (as much as anyone can understand taxes).  The friendships built up over the years with her clients have been rewarding.  Her calm demeanor helps take away the stress and worries of her clients.

Memberships include Ohio Society of CPA’s, American Institute of CPA’s, CPANetwork (serve as Secretary), Westerville Chamber of Commerce, Genoa Township Business Association (offices held include Treasurer, Past President and Past Chairman of the Board), and Greater Galena Civic Association (served as Treasurer).

In her spare time, she enjoys getting together with family members and being the crew person for her husband when he’s drag racing.

Shawn Priebe, Secretary

Shawn Priebe, Secretary

Shawn T Priebe is an experienced accounting and audit professional with dual degrees in accounting and financial management. He graduated from The Ohio State University and Franklin University. As a business entities trusted fiscal officer, Shawn brings energetic advising and dependable leadership for accounting, auditing, business operational efficiency and regulatory compliance needs.

Shawn has developed a polished acumen in the areas of public accounting and audit, corporate finance, business banking, individual financial management, workers compensation risk management, and public sector engagement through tenures with The Huntington National Bank, Cardinal Health, The Principal Financial Group, JCC Certified Public Accountants, Genoa Township Zoning Commission, Genoa Township Financial Advisory and Audit Committee, and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.  Recently, he decided to transition from public accounting into industrial accounting at Air Waves LLC.

Over the last few years, Shawn has been increasingly engaged with the Genoa Township Business Association.  Looking ahead, 2017 will find him serving as Vice President along with continuing his Secretary duties.  Current and prior contributory roles include Dublin Chamber of Commerce – Ambassador and Governmental Affairs Committee, Phi Kappa Psi – Columbus Alumni Advisory Committee-Vice President, Phi Kappa Psi – Ohio Wesleyan Advisory Committee – Chairman.

In his spare time, which is a “precious commodity” in his words, you’ll find him spending focused time with his wife & 2 young children.

Sara Walsh, Events Chair

Sara Walsh, Events Chair

Michael Forrest, Public Affairs Chair

Michael Forrest, Public Affairs Chair

DebbieLee Dougherty, CAE President/OWner

DebbieLee M. Dougherty, Membership & Marketing Committee Chair

DebbieLee M. Dougherty, CAE is the President of TruePath Association Partners, LLC, an association management firm based in Westerville, Ohio. TruePath was founded in June 2005. DebbieLee has served as Executive Director of NAIOP Central Ohio Chapter since May 1999. She also serves as Executive Director of both Columbus Commercial Industrial Investment Realtors® (CCIIR) (since 2008) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Central Ohio (since 2011).

DebbieLee graduated from Otterbein College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications, Cum Laude, with Departmental Honors. She earned her CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation in 2003. DebbieLee has been in association management for over 20 years. She has served as a board member of the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE) and the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM). DebbieLee is a veteran of the United States Army and Army Reserve, where she served as a Supply Specialist and Journalist, respectively. She is a 20-year member of OSAE, a member of the Westerville Chamber of Commerce and serves as the Membership Chair for the Genoa Township Business Association.

DebbieLee is married with three daughters, residing in Westerville/Genoa Township for over 18 ½ years. She attends Adventure Church in Lewis Center.