Submitted by OCIC
OAK HARBOR – The Ottawa County Improvement Corp. has named Carolyn Rodenhauser business and workforce development manager. In this position, Rodenhauser will focus on supporting the employment and training needs of Ottawa County businesses, along with assisting in identifying strategic business development opportunities in the community. Rodenhauser brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a former economic and workforce development manager. She has been responsible for developing relationships with local business, organizations, education institutions and agency partners while identifying and carrying out economic and workforce priorities.
Rodenhauser previously worked for Regional Growth Partnership and JobsOhio as the Northwest Ohio regional talent acquisition manager. She developed and managed 11 talent and workforce projects within the State of Ohio, utilizing state-of-the-art economic and workforce tools. Prior to working with RGP/JobsOhio, she was the Findlay-Hancock County workforce development administrator leading a three-county workforce system including Wood, Hancock and Wyandot Counties. She has also been involved with a number of projects throughout the years as a consultant in various events, fundraising and community development projects.
“We are very excited to have Carolyn join the team. Her vast experience and knowledge in workforce development coupled with her deep roots in the county make her a tremendous asset,” said Chris Singerling, OCIC Director. “Her passion for both will be instrumental as we move the organization forward.”
Rodenhauser was hired Sept. 8. The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation serves as the lead economic development agency by advancing, encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic commercial and civic development of Ottawa County. For information, visit ocic.biz.