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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:

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
Rui Liu
Assistant Professor
Architecture and
Environmental Design
Kent State University
Steve Luebbe
Fayette County Engineer
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 Akron
Leo Shanayda
City Engineer
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

Download ORIL Board Contact List

​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