Meet Our Executive Director
Maggie Hess has spent 30 years working with students, parents, and business and industry in the field of career-technical education. She spent 14 years as the superintendent for the Warren County Center Center in Lebanon, Ohio.
As the executive director for the Ohio Association of Career-Technical Superintendents (OACTS), Hess has the opportunity to continue to expand awareness and increase understanding of the value of career-technical education in Ohio, especially of the career centers that serve school districts around the state. Her educational background includes a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree in education from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga. She has also completed post-graduate work at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, earning a graduate certificate in the superintendency.
Hess has connections with many educational and civic organizations at the local, state and national level, giving back to the community including The Rotary Club of Lebanon, United Way of Warren County and the Warren County Foundation.
Contact Hess about OACTS and career-technical education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Our President
Greg Edinger, is in his 12th year as superintendent at Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers. Prior to his current position he served as a career-tech principal, adult education coordinator, and business teacher for EHOVE Career Center. Prior to working in education, Edinger worked in business and industry for 12 years in various management and supervisory positions in production, purchasing, and quality control. He is also a veteran of the United States Army.
He holds degrees from the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, and Ashland University. Edinger has been married to his wife Mary Ellen for 28 years and they have two daughters, Jorden and Julia.
Meet Our Executive Board
Greg Edinger, President
Superintendent, Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Center
Joyce Malainy, Ed.D, Past President
Superintendent, C-TEC of Licking County
Harry Snyder, President-Elect
CEO/President, Great Oaks Career Campuses
Richard Schoene, Secretary
Superintendent, Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Tim Meister, Interim Treasurer
Superintendent, Four County Career Center
Dr. Rick Smith, Director
Superintendent, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
Dennis Blatt, Director
Superintendent, Washington County Career Center
Richard Hall, Director
Superintendent, Mid-East Career & Technology Centers
Greg Nickoli, Director
Superintendent, Pioneer Career Center
Michelle Patrick, Director
Superintendent, Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center
Mary Beth Freeman, Legislative Liaison
Superintendent, Delaware Area Career Center