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WHO WE ARE

WORKING WITH YOU TODAY, WE CAN DEVELOP SOLUTIONS FOR TOMORROW.

We are proud to be an award-winning engineering, architecture, planning and environmental consulting firm, annually ranking within ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms. Known since 1963 for providing quality design, we offer comprehensive and innovative solutions for public and private clients. Meet the ms leadership below.

Our Team

MICHAEL KRATOFIL

PE
PRESIDENT

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Master of Science, Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering – Youngstown State University

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio and Indiana

Experience

Mike has had a meaningful and diverse career path with ms consultants since joining the firm in 1987. Initially hired as an intern in the Youngstown office, his role evolved from an environmental engineer to a branch manager, and he eventually became the firm’s chief operating officer. Today, Mike leads the company as President.

 

As the firm’s leader, Mike assumes responsibility for providing the highest level of service to clients. He enforces quality control procedures for all assignments, ensuring customer goals and objectives are met and exceeded through the efforts of talented and skilled personnel.

 

Outside the office, you can find Mike traveling with his wife and two daughters to destinations across the United States. They especially enjoy hidden gem and oddball sites that aren’t well-traveled. Mike also enjoys making furniture, watching sports, and helping family, friends, and neighbors with home improvement projects.

 

 

MICHAEL KRATOFIL

PE
PRESIDENT

MICHAEL KRATOFIL

PE
PRESIDENT

Columbus, Ohio | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Master of Science, Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering – Youngstown State University

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio and Indiana

Experience

Mike has had a meaningful and diverse career path with ms consultants since joining the firm in 1987. Initially hired as an intern in the Youngstown office, his role evolved from an environmental engineer to a branch manager, and he eventually became the firm’s chief operating officer. Today, Mike leads the company as President.

 

As the firm’s leader, Mike assumes responsibility for providing the highest level of service to clients. He enforces quality control procedures for all assignments, ensuring customer goals and objectives are met and exceeded through the efforts of talented and skilled personnel.

 

Outside the office, you can find Mike traveling with his wife and two daughters to destinations across the United States. They especially enjoy hidden gem and oddball sites that aren’t well-traveled. Mike also enjoys making furniture, watching sports, and helping family, friends, and neighbors with home improvement projects.

 

 

MICHAEL KRATOFIL

PE
PRESIDENT

MICHAEL KRATOFIL

PE
PRESIDENT

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Master of Science, Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering – Youngstown State University

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio and Indiana

Experience

Mike has had a meaningful and diverse career path with ms consultants since joining the firm in 1987. Initially hired as an intern in the Youngstown office, his role evolved from an environmental engineer to a branch manager, and he eventually became the firm’s chief operating officer. Today, Mike leads the company as President.

 

As the firm’s leader, Mike assumes responsibility for providing the highest level of service to clients. He enforces quality control procedures for all assignments, ensuring customer goals and objectives are met and exceeded through the efforts of talented and skilled personnel.

 

Outside the office, you can find Mike traveling with his wife and two daughters to destinations across the United States. They especially enjoy hidden gem and oddball sites that aren’t well-traveled. Mike also enjoys making furniture, watching sports, and helping family, friends, and neighbors with home improvement projects.

 

 

MONICA MOSURE

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

MONICA MOSURE

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Executive Master of Business Administration – The Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher College of Business
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Marketing – The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Science, eMarketing – Franklin University

Affiliations

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Ohio Chapter, Board of Directors, At-Large Director, 2017-2019
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Ohio Chapter, Communications Committee Chair

Experience

Monica integrates all administrative areas of the company, including human resources, finance, and information technology. In her role, Monica develops strategies and solutions to enhance service throughout the organization and its corporate culture. Monica also developed and supported the firm’s sustainability initiatives and was the catalyst for ms to join the GreenSpot program.

 

Monica is active in the community and has co-founded a local charity, Private School Pups, which supports rescue dog training. She also volunteers for several local nonprofit dog and cat rescue organizations and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio.

THOMAS P. MOSURE

PE
CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

THOMAS P. MOSURE

PE
CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Master of Global Engineering Leadership – The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – University of Cincinnati

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio

EXPERIENCE

As a third-generation engineer, Tom was introduced to the industry at an early age. Professional engineering was a fitting crossroads of skill and interest with a natural affinity for problem-solving and an interest in improving communities. Currently, Tom drives the firm’s growth strategy through all regions, business units, and markets. He also leads business planning efforts, strategic pursuits, and marketing to generate prospects for the firm.

 

Outside the office, you can find Tom spending time with his wife, Alyssa. Tom and Alyssa are both animal lovers and have adopted three cats together.

THOMAS E. MOSURE

PE
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

THOMAS E. MOSURE

PE
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Master of Science, Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering – University of Cincinnati

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio, Pennsylvania, and 26 other states

EXPERIENCE

Working at ms since his youth, Mr. Thomas E. Mosure has been exposed to the firm’s operations from the bottom to the top. He performed a wide range of in-house administrative duties and worked in the field with surveyors and inspectors during his high school and early college years.

 

After graduating from college with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1978 and then receiving his Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1984, he returned to the company. He brought federal agency experience with him, having worked three years for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a new Project Engineer he demonstrated engineering and management acumen as well as market vision and initiative. He founded the Environmental and Municipal Services Divisions, addressing process engineering, environmental study, and local government needs.

 

Before assuming a role as company principal, he led several significant projects, including the national award-winning $56 million expansion of the Youngstown Wastewater Treatment Plant and a multitude of programs and projects including capital improvement and maintenance schedules, annual street resurfacing, subdivision development, PUD’s and infrastructure improvements for municipalities throughout the state of Ohio.

 

As President and CEO, Mr. Mosure maintained this dedication to serving the client and ensuring the reputation for supplying quality design, planning, and management solutions was practiced daily throughout the company. He accomplished this through sound management practices, application of technology and continuing education company-wide, and a personal dedication to all project stakeholders – customer and staff alike.

 

Today, Mr. Mosure serves as Chairman of the Board.

JASON CHRISTOFF

PE, LEED AP BD+C, GGP
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT BUILDING SYSTEMS + ARCHITECTURE

JASON CHRISTOFF

PE, LEED AP BD+C, GGP
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT BUILDING SYSTEMS + ARCHITECTURE

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering – Ohio University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina, and 35 other states
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction
  • Green Globes Professional

EXPERIENCE

Jason began his career as a mechanical engineer designing HVAC, plumbing, lighting, and power distribution systems for commercial buildings. Having started his career designing these practical systems, Jason’s specialty has developed into designing functional and efficient buildings. He has created a priority for ensuring the smart implementation of environmentally sustainable techniques. This priority leaves a positive impact on both our clients and our environment.

 

Outside the office, you can find Jason spending time with his wife and their son. Jason also enjoys playing volleyball and working on home improvement projects.

BILL JOHNGRASS

PE
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT WATER

BILL JOHNGRASS

PE
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT WATER

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering – Youngstown State University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio and North Carolina

EXPERIENCE

Bill has more than 25 years of experience as a civil engineer working with all facets of municipal water and wastewater systems. His primary design experience includes wastewater treatment plants, wastewater pump stations, equalization basins, water booster stations, and elevated water tanks.

 

Today, Bill works alongside clients through the project lifecycle, carefully balancing available resources and making sure clients’ needs are met. He solves these challenges by engaging the talented professionals at ms and constantly prioritizing where to focus his efforts to keep projects on track.

 

Outside the office, you can find Bill enjoying a round of golf.

JOHN P. PIERKO

PE, PS
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT CONSTRUCTION

JOHN P. PIERKO

PE, PS
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT CONSTRUCTION

Youngstown, Ohio

(330) 744-5321 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – University of Akron

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and West Virginia
  • Professional Surveyor: West Virginia
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations: Ohio and Pennsylvania

EXPERIENCE

John leads the Construction Business Unit in technical planning and project coordination. He manages practice leader reporting and manages staffing levels to ensure complete services for all projects. Additionally, John works closely with the business unit director to assist project managers in delivering timely, cost-effective projects to our clients.

 

His extensive experience extends into the coordination of numerous other disciplines, including water, wastewater, wet weather, roadway, mechanical, electrical, structural, geotechnical, and architectural. As a result of his multidisciplinary experience, John has also served as a technical advisor in numerous roles for local communities.

 

Outside the office, John enjoys running his parish’s pyrohy project. He has a passion for gardening and tends to more than 600 pepper and 200 tomato plants each year. John also has a 120 tree apple orchard and a growing rain garden! Now that his three adult children live on their own, he enjoys trips to Memphis and Charlotte to visit them.

SEAN SAWFORD

PE
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION

SEAN SAWFORD

PE
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

(412) 264-8701 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Pennsylvania State University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan

EXPERIENCE

Since the beginning of his career, Sean has been involved with all aspects of the design and construction of civil transportation and building projects. Today, Sean oversees the transportation business unit’s performance, business development, personnel development, and growth. Across geographic regions, Sean collaborates with leadership to coordinate workforce needs, projects demands, project coordination, scheduling, and quality control.

 

Outside the office, you can find Sean spending time with his wife and their three kids. Together they enjoy boating, hiking, traveling, and attending sporting events. In Sean’s free time, he coaches a youth soccer team and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of Findlay Township planning commission.

BRAD YOHO

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ENERGY

BRAD YOHO

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ENERGY

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Administration – Otterbein University
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering – The Ohio State University

EXPERIENCE

Brad has a background in electrical engineering, specializing in energy. He has worked in many areas of the energy industry over the course of his more than 40-year career. As a result, he has an excellent understanding of the many industry technologies and has established relationships with business operators. Brad previously spent nearly 40 years at American Electric Power (AEP), specializing in vertically-integrated electric utility, with additional experience in heavy industrial energy. Through this experience at AEP, Brad built a specialized knowledge of energy projects from conception through completion and everything in-between.

 

Brad enjoys spending time with his family outside the office, especially his three toddler grandsons, who provide him endless hours of entertainment and joy. Additionally, he enjoys golfing, RV trips, and long-distance shooting competitions.

BOB ANSPACH

DIRECTOR OF DATA STRATEGY & ANALYTICS

BOB ANSPACH

DIRECTOR OF DATA STRATEGY & ANALYTICS

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EXPERIENCE

Bob is responsible for the direction, coordination, and implementation of data strategy at ms consultants. He specializes in databases and developing data analysis output. Bob’s greatest challenge in his work with data-driven systems and driving data analytics, is agreeing on what the data means and how it can be leveraged to drive decisions and indicate trends.

 

Outside the office, you can find Bob spending time with his wife and their four children. Their kids keep them busy with soccer, football, and cheer. Together, they enjoy watching Marvel franchise movies!

JIM BARNA

PE
DIRECTOR OF MOBILITY

JIM BARNA

PE
DIRECTOR OF MOBILITY

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – The Ohio State University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio and Florida

EXPERIENCE

Jim leads mobility services and initiatives for clients throughout the nation. He has more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Jim’s professional specialties lie in project management and the development of mobility solutions. He has experience successfully collaborating with teams to develop specialized, complex roadway, smart mobility, design-build, and value engineering solutions.

 

Outside the office, you can find Jim spending time with his family. He enjoys traveling, hiking, golf, and reading about military history in his free time.

DAN CUTSHAW

PE
VICE PRESIDENT INDIANA

DAN CUTSHAW

PE
VICE PRESIDENT INDIANA

Indianapolis, IN

(317) 566-0050 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Technology – Purdue University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Indiana and Ohio

EXPERIENCE

Specializing in water and wastewater treatment plant facilities and planning, Dan has been involved in the planning, financing, design, bidding, and construction administration and inspection for approximately 600 miles of water main ranging from rural water to urban downtown streets. With the variations in project experience over the years, Dan has developed expert teaming skills, allowing successful partnerships with his clients.

 

Outside the office, you can find Dan spending quality time with his wife, six children, and one granddaughter. Together they enjoy traveling and catching their favorite Indiana sports teams, the Boilermakers, Pacers, and Colts, in action!

SCOTT DAVIS

EIT, LEED AP
VICE PRESIDENT LEGAL

SCOTT DAVIS

EIT, LEED AP
VICE PRESIDENT LEGAL

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor — The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering — University of Cincinnati

REGISTRATIONS

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional
  • Ohio State Bar

EXPERIENCE

Scott is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters for the company and advises the Chairman of the Board, the President, and other senior officers on legal issues associated with key initiatives. Scott began his career as an engineer and later pursued a law degree at The Ohio State University.

 

Additionally, Scott leads the ms Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) team. He is charged with defining, evaluating, and making recommendations to the Board of Directors.

 

Outside the office, you can find Scott enjoying a run or a round on the golf course. If he is not on the trail or the golf course, he is roaming the sidelines of sporting events for his teenage son and eight-year-old daughter.

 

 

 

ADAM FARHOUD

Director of Information Technology

ADAM FARHOUD

Director of Information Technology

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Science — The Ohio State University

EXPERIENCE

Adam is responsible for the management, strategy, and execution of information technology at ms. He specializes in cybersecurity, a major trend and daily challenge in the industry today. Adam has lead discussions and spoken at state and national conferences on cybersecurity.

 

Outside the office, you can find Adam spending time with his wife and enjoying a weekend full of hiking. Additionally, Adam enjoys cheering on the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ohio State Buckeyes each season.

MICHAEL FROMMER

Vice President of Central Ohio and New Markets & Services

MICHAEL FROMMER

Vice President of Central Ohio and New Markets & Services

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering — Ohio Northern University

EXPERIENCE

Mike leads the firm’s central Ohio operations as well as the firm’s strategic growth initiatives focusing on new markets and services. He is a professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Mike is experienced in client development, project pursuits, and project leadership.

 

Outside the office, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, their two sons, and two dogs. Mike and his wife are both proud Ohio Northern University alumni, which is also where both of their sons currently attend school!

WALT GRAY

VICE PRESIDENT NORTH CAROLINA

WALT GRAY

VICE PRESIDENT NORTH CAROLINA

Raleigh, North Carolina

(919) 771-5565 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Administration – University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Master of Science, Accountancy – University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Bachelor of Arts, Finance – Wofford College

EXPERIENCE

Walt came to the engineering and architecture field with a background in finance and accounting. This prior experience has given Walt a unique perspective into his work that other business development professionals may not have. Walt has always valued relationships and has focused on building strong business relationships throughout his career. Today, he specializes in developing, maintaining, and strengthening relationships.

 

Outside the office you can find Walt at any local BBQ joint, enjoying his favorite vinegar-based BBQ and Lexington-style slaw. When he’s not savoring the local BBQ, Walt can also be found enjoying the outdoors and spending time on or near the water. These times are made even sweeter when he spends them with his family and dog.

DON KILLMEYER

PE
VICE PRESIDENT PENNSYLVANIA

DON KILLMEYER

PE
VICE PRESIDENT PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

(412) 264-8701 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Carnegie Mellon University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia

EXPERIENCE

Don has more than 30 years of experience in the design, project management, and construction management of transportation projects. Don is responsible for project coordination, budget programming, scheduling, and quality control in his current role.

 

You can find Don enjoying the outdoors, canoeing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends outside the office. He also believes it’s important to give back to the community, so he volunteers his time to local causes whenever he can!

KARI MACKENBACH

CFM, BCES, ENV SP
VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC PURSUITS WATER

KARI MACKENBACH

CFM, BCES, ENV SP
VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC PURSUITS WATER

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources – The Ohio State University

Registrations

  • Certified Floodplain Manager
  • Board Certified Environmental Scientist
  • Envision Certified Professional

EXPERIENCE

Kari brings more than 25 years of sustainability and water resources experience to the ms team. From working with communities on their MS4 and stormwater utility efforts, to developing full-scale green infrastructure programs, Kari combines her dedication to sustainability and infrastructure knowledge to deliver clients and communities impactful and long-term change.

 

An advocate for beneficial change, Kari is often faced with the mentality of, “the old way has always worked, so why change now?” This mentality stems from clients and communities wanting proof that sustainable alternatives work versus jumping towards the latest trend. Kari addresses this by identifying and improving upon a project’s return on investment through balancing proven sustainability measures with innovation. Working on more than 100 sustainable projects, she has proven time and time again when properly implemented, green infrastructure is ultimately the most cost-effective solution, whether immediately or long-term.

STEVE MARKOSKY

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE + ACCOUNTING

STEVE MARKOSKY

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE + ACCOUNTING

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics – University of Michigan
  • Financial Management Program (FMP) – General Electric

REGISTRATIONS

  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt (GE)

EXPERIENCE

The first 15 years of Steve’s career were spent at General Electric Company. He progressed through leadership development programs and roles that allowed him to see most GE businesses and lead teams both domestically and abroad. Steve has extensive experience launching new systems, improving financial and business processes, building financial reporting, planning and analysis disciplines, and supporting mergers and acquisitions.

 

Outside the office, Steve enjoys spending time with his son, who loves to show off his flipping, tumbling, and trampoline prowess on his YouTube channel!

JOSH MARTIN

PE
DIRECTOR OF LAND DEVELOPMENT

JOSH MARTIN

PE
DIRECTOR OF LAND DEVELOPMENT

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – The Ohio State University

REGISTRATIONS

  • Professional Engineer: Ohio

EXPERIENCE

Josh leads the business development efforts and growth for the site civil and survey groups. He serves as the point of contact for a variety of commercial developers, public/private utilities, and municipal clients. In his role Josh manages a number of projects, coordinates workforce needs, project coordination, and quality control. His design experience includes various building and building types, site grading, sanitary and storm sewers, water lines, and road improvements.

 

Outside the office, you can find Josh spending time with his wife, their two daughters, and three dogs. Josh also enjoys playing ice hockey, playing video games with his kids, and is a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan!

JERRY MILLER

VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC PURSUITS BUILDING SYSTEMS + MUNICIPAL

JERRY MILLER

VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC PURSUITS BUILDING SYSTEMS + MUNICIPAL

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Administration – Wheeling Jesuit University
  • Bachelor of Science, Marketing – Wheeling Jesuit University

EXPERIENCE

Jerry began his career assisting clients in commercializing their technologies and physical facilities. From there, he transitioned to the A/E industry where he used his ability to structure strategic partnerships to service the design needs of his clients. Jerry has spent his career developing networks and providing consulting services to the federal government, higher education institutions, and private sector entities.

 

Outside the office Jerry has a passion for youth sports, including coaching his children’s sports teams. He currently coaches both girls and boys basketball and boys baseball. In addition, he and his wife are the youth leaders at their church.

JEANNE MOSURE

VICE PRESIDENT YOUNGSTOWN + PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JEANNE MOSURE

VICE PRESIDENT YOUNGSTOWN + PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Youngstown, Ohio

(330) 744-5321 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Kent State University

EXPERIENCE

Jeanne is an executive professional with experience in public affairs, international management, strategic planning, sales, marketing, and licensing. She delivered a successful track record of achieving and exceeding growth targets over her two decades at The Walt Disney Company and is skilled in creating alliances with domestic and international business partners. She has outstanding leadership and organizational skills with a passion for setting high standards of excellence and managing high-performing teams. As a global publisher, Jeanne managed the creation of bestselling new and franchise intellectual content across all demographics, formats, and consumer platforms.

 
Jeanne was the inaugural Youngstown State University, Williamson College of Business Administration’s Executive in Residence from 2019-2020.

 
Jeanne serves on the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Board of Directors and the Government Affairs Committee; the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration Advisory Council; and the Ohio Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative (OPEI) Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Canfield.

DAX NORTON

DIRECTOR OF GRANTS + FUNDING

DAX NORTON

DIRECTOR OF GRANTS + FUNDING

Indianapolis, Indiana

(330) 566-0050 | dnorton@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, History – Ball State University

EXPERIENCE

Spurring community growth is not the same game it was years ago. Today, Dax says “Most small, local governments are faced with a declining population, declining tax revenues, a lack of private investment, and aging infrastructure. Much of this decline stems from a lack of planning for economic reinvention 50 years ago and a lack of executive management to help part-time elected officials lead their communities into the future.”

 

Dax’s previous experience has given him expertise in strategic visioning, economic reinvention, governance modernization, economic development, and public financing.

 

Outside the office, you can find Dax and his wife keeping up with their two daughters. Dax enjoys hiking, biking, long-distance running, racing automobiles, soccer, collecting vinyl records, and listening to as much NPR as possible.

KRYSTAL PAISLEY

MBA
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS

KRYSTAL PAISLEY

MBA
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Administration, Marketing and Strategic Management – Villanova University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Strategic Communication – The Ohio State University

AFFILIATIONS

  • Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Columbus, Logistics Co-Chair and Board Member
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Communications Committee Member

EXPERIENCE

Krystal has always had a passion for where marketing, research, design, and communications meet. She has experience developing marketing strategies for many industries, including the AEC industry, but also focusing on consumer packaged goods, restaurants, and retail. When Krystal entered the engineering and architecture industry during her marketing career, she quickly became fascinated with the built environment and the infrastructure behind our communities.

 

As the leader of the marketing department, she is responsible for guiding corporate marketing initiatives, including branding, communication, and strategy. She also spearheads the expansion of the company’s marketing capabilities, such as expanding client services, such as design, digital strategy, marketing research, and outreach.

 

Krystal enjoys traveling (particularly international road trips), tackling home renovation projects, and spending time with family and friends outside of the office. She has a rescue dog, a niece, and four nephews who also keep her busy.

STACI PALMER

VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES

STACI PALMER

VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science – The Ohio State University

EXPERIENCE

Staci believes the greatest trend in human resources today is the need for talent development. Focusing on career development, career management, organizational development, and training has a great payoff. She is dedicated to continuing to build ms’ strong culture of talent development.

 

Staci is also a Leadership Columbus graduate. Staci took advantage of this opportunity to propel her independent thinking skills, ability to positively impact those around her, and develop a network with leaders in Columbus.

 

Outside the office, Staci enjoys spending time with her two sons. Together, they enjoy traveling and attending Ohio State sporting events, especially football, and basketball!

PHYLLIS SCHAAB

DIRECTOR OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT

PHYLLIS SCHAAB

DIRECTOR OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Youngstown, Ohio

(330) 744-5321 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil and Construction Engineering Technology – Youngstown State University
  • Associate of Applied Science, Drafting and Design Technology – Youngstown State University

EXPERIENCE

Phyllis joined ms consultants more than 20 years ago in the water group. As she progressed throughout her career, Phyllis established skills for developing and maintaining company-wide procedure and document standards. Today, Phyllis oversees the quality management procedures for each business unit and the company as a whole. She has established quality policies and objectives that guide process development managed by all areas of the firm. Phyllis is committed to the continual improvement of the firm’s quality management systems.

 

Outside the office, you can find Phyllis spending time with her husband and their two children. Phyllis is involved in the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, volunteering her time to mentor and tutor children in Youngstown City Schools.

ANTHONY "TONY" URANKAR

VICE PRESIDENT NORTHEAST OHIO

ANTHONY "TONY" URANKAR

VICE PRESIDENT NORTHEAST OHIO

Akron, Ohio

(440) 759-1146 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication/Journalism – St. Bonaventure University

EXPERIENCE

Tony began his career in the public sector with the City of Cleveland during the rebirth of Cleveland in the 1980s. Through a strong work ethic and establishing relationships with many mentors in local government, he was introduced to the civil engineering field. He began his career with the Ohio Department of Transportation in 1991, where he worked for more than 20 years, over three different terms. Through his time with ODOT fulfilling their mission of building and maintaining a safe and efficient highway network, Tony developed a great understanding of the importance of partnerships with the private sector.

 

Tony has more than 38 years of experience in leadership and strategic planning. He has relied on communication, teamwork, and critical thinking throughout his career to continually build his skill set.

 

Born and raised within Cleveland city limits, Tony is an avid supporter and fan of all things Cleveland, especially its sports teams. He stays active in his community through volunteer leadership roles in his church, children’s schools, and their extracurricular activities. Finally, he enjoys spending his time outside the office with his wife, their seven children, and one grandchild.

SHANNON FERGUS

AICP
PLANNING

SHANNON FERGUS

AICP
PLANNING

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 898-7100 | info@msconsultants.com

EDUCATION

  • Master of City and Regional Planning – The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science – The Ohio State University

REGISTRATIONS

  • American Institute of Certified Planners

EXPERIENCE

Shannon has expertise in both procuring funding and grant sources, as well as city planning and economic development. Throughout her career, Shannon has worked with communities of all sizes to identify funding opportunities and implement funding tools. Her experience in planning ranges from placemaking and master arts planning to neighborhood and corridor planning. She approaches planning with a community’s growth needs and desires in mind, making sure all land-use decisions reflect future development goals.

 

Today, Shannon specializes in downtown revitalizations, neighborhood planning, and revenue capture strategies such as Special Improvement Districts (SIDs).

 

Outside the office, you can find Shannon in her garden or working on renovations and restorations to her historic home in Italian Village. Each summer, Shannon tries to transform her backyard into a tropical jungle! She is also a member of Franklin Park Conservatory’s Community Gardening program, donating at least 10% of her vegetable and herbs each summer to community kitchens.