Executive Director

Nate strum

              

(740) 345-9757 ext. 3

nstrum@growlickingcounty.org

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Nate joined GROW Licking County in December 2015.  As executive director,  Nate serves as the primary point of contact for business and industry attraction and expansion inquiries about Licking County as well as the County's representative for activities related to the region's Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC).

 

Recognitions

Named by the Newark Advocate as a "20 Under 40" for 2016

 

Community Involvement

Nate is a member of the Young Leaders of Licking County, and previously served on the International Economic Development Council's (IEDC) Young Professional Advisory Committee.  Nate also serves as a member of the board of directors for the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE), the the Licking County Governmental Preservation Society (LCGPS), and Licking County Coalition for Housing.

 

Nate also volunteers with the United Way of Licking County and was a participant in the inaugural Dancing with the Newark Stars, a charity fundraiser to support the Downtown Newark Association (DNA) & the Licking County Coalition for Care.

 

Past Experience

Project Manager, Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC)

Business Development Specialist, Allegheny County Economic Development

Planner/Zoning Administrator, City of Zanesville

 

Education

Masters of Public Administration, Ohio University (expected 2019)

Bachelor of Arts in political science and communication, Muskingum University

Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification, National Development Council

Economic Development Administrator

Jillian rine

 

(740) 345-9757 ext. 6

jrine@growlickingcounty.org

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Jillian Rine joined the GROW team in August 2016.  Jillian is responsible for the back-end support needed throughout the lifecycle of economic development projects.  She also manages the county Business Retention and Expansion program and serves as the current chair of the Workenomics committee.   

 

Community Involvement

Jillian serves on the board of directors for the Young Leaders of Licking County and on the Supervisory Committee at TrueCore Federal Credit Union.  She is involved in the Development & Marketing Committee for the Licking County Foundation.  Moreover, Jillian serves as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Newark as well as a member of the Licking Valley Task Force. 

 

In her free time, Jillian volunteers for Hospice of Central Ohio.

 

Past Experience

Community Development Manager, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland

Office Assistant, Meyer and Kerschner Law Firm, LTD.

 

Education

Masters of Public Administration, Kent State University (2020)  

Bachelor of Arts in political science and history, Heidelberg University