The Economic and Community Development Institute


Mike Durik, Board Chair (2012)

Mike Durik, ECDI’s Board chair, retired in 2010 after 11 years with Kelly Services, Inc., including the last 6 years as Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President. He spent his career gaining expertise in cross-functional global management with broad-based expertise in human capital management, information technology, operations, strategic planning and mergers & acquisitions.  Durik’s experience led him to reposition organizations and deliver operational excellence, growth and profitability.  He is effective in high-profile executive roles and diversely experienced with start-ups, difficult turnaround situations and multi-billion dollar global organizations.

Jerome Archambault, Director (2011)

Jerome Archambault is Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, northeast & central Ohio, for U.S. Bank. U.S. Bank is the 5th largest commercial bank in the country with $355 billion in assets. His market focus is on providing businesses ranging from $1 million to $20 million in revenue with complete, turnkey, best in class credit and non-credit banking product and services. Mr. Archambault joined ECDI's board as an advocate for discovering solutions for all business and is a staunch supporter of ECDI's microlending platform and services provided to the entire community.

Michael Childs, Director (2010)
Michael A. Childs is Vice President, Community Development Relationship Manager for Huntington Bank. He is the primary point of contact in the community by leading and coordinating activity regarding Huntington’s community reinvestment (CRA) performance, events and volunteerism, grant-making and other programs and initiatives. Childs serves as a catalyst assessing community credit needs and leveraging the many resources of Huntington Bank. As an active member of the business community, he has also served as a board member for several not-for-profit organizations in Central Ohio. 
Alice Faryna, M.D., Director (2008)

Dr. Faryna is a retired physician with clinical experience in private practice, the Veteran's Administration, and Neighborhood Health Centers. In addition she was a full time faculty member of the Wright State University School of Medicine, concluding her career as Medical Director for Medicare Part B in Ohio and West Virginia. Her current interests are to promote projects and local businesses which help ill or disabled people stay in their homes rather than be placed in nursing homes. Dr. Faryna has also established a loan fund for health care related businesses through a contribution to the Columbus Foundation.

Steve Fireman, Director (2004)

Steve Fireman has taken his experience and success as a business founder and owner to the non-profit world, where he currently serves as the President & General Counsel of the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI). Additionally, Mr. Fireman focuses his private law practice on representing and counseling small business clients. His management experience includes oversight of retail and wholesale operations, strategic planning, marketing, secondary marketing, sales, investor relations, vendor relationships. loan processing, underwriting, closing and funding.

Nick Henderson, Director (2011)

Nick Henderson is Managing Partner and CEO for Applied Biomolecular Technologies.  Prior to his current role, Nick was the founder and President of Signature Medical Direct, which he sold to an industry leader in 2010.  He has extensive entrepreneurial experience having started and grown 7 businesses and one foreign (GmbH) operation.   His passion is helping entrepreneurs successfully launch and scale new ventures.   Nick received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and his MBA from The University of Dayton.

John Hrusovsky, Director (2012)

John Hrusovsky is a Senior Executive with 27 years of proven business, nonprofit and higher education experience in providing leadership, developing relationships, and organizing and implementing organizational, business process and information technology change.  John has helped organizations to become best in class through increased service delivery, the application of business and industry best practices, improved customer satisfaction, and effective utilization of resources.  John is a Partner with Quick Solutions (QSI), an IT Consulting Firm that creates business value for their clients by leveraging all aspects of strategy, people, process and technology, with the responsibility to lead the strategic and operating direction of the firm.

Paul Kaboth, Director (2012)

Paul Kaboth is Vice President and Community Affairs Officer in the Community Development Department of The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His responsibilities include strategic oversight of the department's work on a rang of consumer credit, community reinvestment, and asset-building issues with the Bank's Research, Policy, and Supervision & Regulation departments and with other Federal Reserve offices. He also directs research, outreach, and public programs that promote fair and equal access to credit in the Fourth Federal Reserve District. (The Fourth District includes Ohio, western PA, eastern KY, and the northern panhandle of WV.

Inna Kinney, Director (2004)

Inna Kinney is Founder & CEO of the Economic and Community Development Institute, a Central Ohio based community development non-profit, established in 2004 with offices in Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo. As CEO of the Economic and Community Development Institute, her responsibilities center around supporting the long-term sustainability of the organization. Specific responsibilities include: setting the vision and strategic direction, fundraising, fiscal oversight and education of policy makers.

Dr. Stephen C. Myers, Director (2012)

Dr. Stephen C. Myers was a Fellow in the American Council on Education from 2011-12. Currently, he is the Carole A. Anderson Faculty Fellow in the Office of Academic Affairs reporting to the Vice President of Outreach and Engagement and the Vice Provost for Academic and Strategic Planning. Responsibilities include a leadership role in 1) developing and implementing a university-wide outreach and engagement program, and 2) building the infrastructure and relationships necessary to deploy the new Discovery Themes initiative, a major entrepreneurial investment venture.

Jerry Revish, Director (2013)

Jery Revish has been an award-winning reporter for WBNS-TV since June, 1980. Revish has been recognized with several reporting honors, including 7 Emmy awards and 17 Emmy nominations, as well as Associated Press awards for best feature, best documentary and best spot news coverage. He also received the Blue Chip Award in Communications, the Carl Day Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Best International Reporting Award from the National Association of Black Journalists for a series of reports on the liberation of Haiti and a half-hour documentary on the new South Africa.

Rose Roman, Director (2012)

Rose Roman, Vice President and Community Development Officer of Commerce National Bank, a Division of First Merchants Corporation, has been dedicated to the growth of Commerce since 2001.  She began her career in the commercial credit department and gained a strong foundation of banking experience analyzing the financials of companies up to $50 million in revenue.  She expanded Commerce’s reach into incentive financing programs such as The Business Consortium Fund, which provides loan access to minority owned businesses and USDA Rural Development Business and Industry Loan Programs.  Her current role includes relationship management and business development in addition to serving as Commerce’s Small Business Administration delegate for theOhioregion.  Her current community development work includes service as President of Excel Academy inNewarkand Vice President of Inner City Catholic Parishes inColumbus.  She has eight years of experience serving on loan review committees for both Economic Community Development Institute and Community Capital Development Institute.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business with a specialization in Finance.

Matthew Romanoff, Director (2012)

Matthew Romanoff is president and CEO of the Romanoff Group, which he founded in 1992 with the purchase of G. E. Miller Electric, Inc. The new company, Miller/Romanoff Electric, quickly grew from 10 employees into a thriving corporation with a heavy emphasis in Commercial Industrial and Service Installation. In 1998 Romanoff Electric Residential was opened to service the growing residential electrical needs of the Central Ohio Area and quickly set itself apart from its predecessor by becoming its own powerful, quality driven organization. The addition of Romanoff Heating & Cooling came in 2002. Expansion outside of Ohio came in 2005 with Romanoff Electric Louisville, followed by Romanoff Heating & Cooling Charlotte in 2007. Today all companies operate under the Romanoff Group, employing over 300 employees. Over the last two decades the Romanoff companies have received many Fast 50 Awards from the Business Journals. The Fast 50 is awarded to the top 50 fastest growing private companies, recognizing entrepreneurial excellence and leadership. Prior to the Romanoff Group, Matt worked in his family business, Romanoff Electric, holding positions from apprentice to company executive. Matt holds a BA in Organizational Management from Arizona State University.

Retta Tegegne, Director (2012)

Retta Tegegne arrived in the United States with his wife and three children in 2004; he left behind his twelve-year career as a civil engineer in his home country of Ethiopia. While working unskilled jobs to make ends meet, Retta sought ways to use his engineering skills and background to support his family. Today, Retta is preparing to start a graduate program and is working to position himself to get a loan from ECDI to expand his successful construction business.

Stefanie Steward-Young, Director (2009)

Mrs. Steward-Young is Vice President of Community Affairs for 5/3 Bank. She brings 13 years of financial service skills to the ECDI Board of Directors. Mrs. Steward-Young has worked with community based organizations to deliver critical products and services to underserved markets for the past 8 years. She will utilize her community development experience to help ECDI continue to deepen its reach in the community.

Reggie Thomas, Honorary Board Member, (2007)

Mr. Thomas is Vice President and Community Development Manager for Huntington National Bank. Mr. Thomas has served on the board for several years and currently holds the position as Treasurer. Mr. Thomas specializes in working with low income individuals and areas promoting community building such as microlending financial literacy, homeownership, and small business training.

H. Landon Tillman, Director (2010)
Mr. Tillman is the Corporate Business Manager of New Covenant Believers’ Church, Inc. (NCBC) and the organization’s subsidiary company, NCBC Human Services Corporation (HSC), which he has led since 1995. Tillman oversees the operations of both organizations, including a budget of more than $2.5 million, a 65,000 sq. ft. facility and manages a staff of more than 30, interacts with the organizations’ board of trustees, and provides centralized management to the Pastor/CEO.
David A. Tumen, Advisory Board, (2009)

Mr. Tumen is a Martindale Hubble AV rated lawyer and heads the Tax Practice Group at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP. Mr. Tumen is recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer and a Best Lawyer in Central Ohio. He brings to the ECDI Board many years of specialized legal expertise in tax and non-tax issues with respect to non-profits. Additionally, he has particular knowledge regarding Affordable Housing and New Market Tax Credits. 

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