As many of you have already heard, we have a new face in town! Earlier this month, we welcomed Maribeth Burns as our new President. Burns has more than 30 years of leadership experience with the J.M. Smucker Co. in communications, government relations, and community relations.

As a Wayne County resident, Burns is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the Boards of The Wayne County Community Foundation, The Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club, Aultman Orrville, the Aultman Health Foundation, Heartland Education Community, Inc., and OrrViews.

“We are excited to appoint Maribeth as president and are looking forward to the contributions she will provide to the WEDC as we leverage her vast experience and strong leadership capabilities. She will be of great value in further building on our mission to promote and facilitate business retention and strategic business growth in Wayne County. As a former WEDC Board member, she fully understands the importance of the WEDC and the positive impact the organization can have on Wayne County,” said Don Noble II, WEDC Board Chair.