DELAWARE COUNTY FINANCE AUTHORITY
Fostering ECONOMIC GROWTH throughout Delaware County
David Stadge, DCFA Chairman
HomeLife Companies, Inc.
David served as a Senior Manager at Deloitte for 13 years, was an Account Executive for more than 8 years at various software firms, worked as a Financial Analyst for the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation for over 7 years and owned a successful specialty retail and coffee shop for 15 years. David is a 1970 graduate of Murray State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance.
Donald Rankey, Jr., DCFA Treasurer
HomeLife Companies, Inc.
After twelve years of service in the long term care and assisted living businesses and in the real estate development field, Don founded HomeLife Companies, Inc. HomeLife Companies, Inc. owns and operates retirement communities across the United States. Don has served as its CEO since 1991.
Prior to 1991 he served as Vice-President and Chief Development, Marketing and Housing Officer for United Church Homes, Inc. of Marion, Ohio and as the Director of Development Services and Regional Manager for National Church Residences, Columbus, Ohio.
He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Ohio (Corporate Broker for HomeLife Real Estate Company, Inc.). Active in community affairs, Don served as a Delaware Ohio City Council member as an -at large representative. This experience gave Don broad insights into community affairs and economic development.
He has served on many committees over the years including the National Housing and Services Committee and the National Development Task Force for the Leading Age in Washington, DC. Additionally he has served on the Delaware Airport commission, the Delaware City Finance committee, Delaware City Parks and Recreation commission, the Balance Growth Task Force and the Delaware County Community Improvement Corporation.
Don earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio.
Bill Bishop, DCFA Vice Chairman [[Bill Bishop]
President and CEO
Associated Insurance Agencies, Inc.
A native of Westerville, Ohio, he is the Managing Partner of Associated Insurance Agencies, Inc., which was established in 1923, has eight locations, employs 44 associates, and represents over 24 insurance companies directly.
Bill is active in a variety of professional associations and local civic organizations. He serves on the board of trustees of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, previously chaired the chamber’s small business council, and was named the 2011 Westerville Area Business Person of the Year. He also is a former trustee of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Ohio and chaired its legislative committee. Bill is a 1993 graduate of The Defiance College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Bill resides in Galena, OH with his wife Jennifer and two sons Ryan and C.J.
Frank Reinhard, DCFA Board Member
Delaware County Bank
Frank is a First Vice President at Delaware County Bank ("DCB"), and has been with the bank since 1987. Frank serves as a relationship and corporate lending portfolio manager. Frank manages the DCB's existing customer base to strengthen relationships and sell services, as well as develop new corporate borrowing relationships. Frank was honored as the 2010 Ohio Statewide Development Corp. SBA Lender of the Year,
Jon Bennehoof, DCFA Secretary
Mayor, City of Powell
KUNZ, LEIGH AND ASSOCIATES
Jon attended Kent State University, joined the United States Navy and served three tours in Vietnam. Discharged from the Navy he worked for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) while he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University. While in Burlington, Vermont he attended Saint Michael’s College, where he worked on a Master of Science, Administration – Organizational Development.
Leaving IBM for a leadership position with Goal Systems, he consulted on multiple mergers and acquisitions, then worked for the State of Ohio as Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of Taxation. Recruited back to IBM as a Business Transformation Executive in the IBM CIO’s Office for thirteen more years, retiring for an IT leadership opportunity with Cardinal Health.
He has consulted the State of Ohio and the State of Michigan in a number of strategic initiatives in a variety of venues.
Jon is currently Operations Manager for Kunz Leigh & Associates (KL&A), working in their fledgling Columbus Office, establishing the “Home Office” culture, process and procedures.
Jon serves as Vice Mayor for the City of Powell, on council since 2012. He has served each of the Council’s committees and continues to promote responsible growth and economic development for Delaware County.
Scott Cubberly, DCFA Board Member
Scott is a Senior Associate at Equity, and works in Development, and Brokerage. He has a real estate license in both Ohio and Florida. Scott formerly was President of Cubberly Studios, a three generation photography studio with several locations in central Ohio. He has been very active in the community and served as Board Chair of the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Scott is on the Board of Directors for the Columbus Speech and Hearing. He is also helping several non-profits with their real estate needs.
Kent Shafer, DCFA Board Member
Kent H. Shafer spent 33 ½ years with the Columbus, Ohio Division of Police, including 18 years as a commander, retiring in July 2012. Mr. Shafer held a U.S. Government Secret-level Clearance. He is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, and has undergraduate degrees in electronics engineering (Ohio Institute of Technology) and business administration (Mt. Vernon Nazarene University), and has completed one year toward a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (Ohio State University). Mr. Shafer owns his own consulting business focused on criminal justice, public safety and public policy matters. Mr. Shafer is the recipient of the Washington Times Foundation National Service Award for his design and development of the Division’s Strategic Response Bureau and community policing programs.
Vice-Mayor Shafer has lived in Delaware for 14 years and in Delaware County for over 25 years. He and his family are members of William St. United Methodist Church in Delaware. He serves on his neighborhood’s Home Owners Association Advisory Board, was President of the Village Academy Athletic Boosters from 2008-2014, and spent 8 years as a volunteer baseball coach for the Delaware Recreation Department.
In addition to serving as Vice-Mayor and At-large Council Member, Mr. Shafer serves as Chairman of the City’s Parking & Safety and Public Works/Public Committees, is a member of the Finance Committee, and serves as the City’s representative to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC).
The Delaware County Finance Authority (former Delaware County Port Authority) is a government entity that is devoted to economic development. The DCFA provides support to local business through tax-exempt or tax-structured activities as motivation to locate within Delaware County.
The DCFA was created on April 24, 2006 by Resolution of the Delaware County Board of Commissioners. With seven (7) board members, the DCFA meets publicly each month (see schedule) to discuss ways to promote economic activity within the county. To contact the DCFA with questions or concerns, please call our financial advisor or visit our Contact Page.