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Meet the Board

ORIL Board Members are selected because of their expertise in the field of transportation research and their commitment to ensuring the best use of public funds in advancing Ohio's shared transportation needs.

Click on a board member's name below to view their biography:

Brett A. Boothe
Gallia County Engineer
Steven Bergstresser
City of Kettering
Greg Butcher
Board Chair

Violet Township Engineer
Fairfield County
Matt Chaney
ODOT Planning Engineer
Doug Davis
Muskingum County Engineers
Mark Eicher
Noble County Engineer's Office
Jennifer F. Elston
District Pavement Engineer, ODOT District 8
Anna M. Kuzmich
Statewide Shale Coordinator
ODOT District 10
Rui Lui
Assistant Professor
Architecture and
Environmental Design
Kent State University
Terry D. Lively
Belmont County Deputy Engineer
Bill C. Lozier
Licking County Engineer
Steve Luebbe
Fayette County Engineer
Jack L. Noble
District 4
Brian Olson
Transportation Engineer
ODOT District 4
Warren Schlatter
Defiance County Engineer​
Paul E. Schmelzer
Safety Service Director
City of Findlay
​​William Schneider
University of Akronniversity of Akron
Leo Shanayda
City Engineer
Eric Steinberg
Professor of Civil Engineering
Ohio University​
Chase Wells
ODOT Contract Administration
James Young
City Engineer/Administrator of Design and Construction
City of Columbus
​​Non-voting Members
Frank Burkett
FHWA Ohio Division
Mike Fitch
Ohio LTAP Center
Vicky Fout
Statewide Planning & Research

​Michelle Lucas
Research Section





​​Michelle Lucas
Statewide Planning & Research
(614) 644-8135

Vicky Fout
Statewide Planning & Research
Research Section
(614) 466-3029

Mike Fitch, P.E.
Local Programs
Local Technical Assistance Program
(614) 387-7358

​Click on the thumbnail below to see the ORIL Team Photo taken July 2, 2013:

Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL)        1980 West Broad Street MS 3280      Columbus, Ohio 43223        (614) 466-3029