Who We Are

Meet Our Executive Director

Maggie Hess

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 mhess@oacts.com.

Meet Our President

Greg Edinger

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