Three Elected to Gateway Foundation Board

The Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation has elected David J. Gooch, Kimberly Halbauer and John Schoener as members of the Foundation board of directors.

Gooch is president of Park National Bank of Southwestern Ohio amp; Northern Kentucky. Halbauer is a vice president and director of Fifth Third Banks Greater Cincinnati affiliate covering the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton markets. Schoener is project general manager for Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing America.

We are pleased to welcome these talented and experienced leaders to our board, said Lee Flischel, chair of the Foundation board. This is an exciting time for us as we support the colleges efforts to create an Urban/Metro Campus in downtown Covington and to expand other programs and services that build a stronger and more vibrant regional community. The financial and project management expertise of our newest board members will strengthen the Foundations ability to succeed in our mission.

Gooch, who lives in Cincinnati, has been with Park National Bank since 1997. He currently serves as United Way Eastern Area campaign chair and Action Council member. He is a member of the board of directors for the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce, is an advisory board member for University of Cincinnati Clermont College, serves on the board of Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center and volunteers for Junior Achievement. He is a 2012 graduate of the Lead Clermont leadership program.

Halbauer, who lives in Ft. Thomas, Ky., joined Fifth Third in 1987. Before becoming a vice president, she most recently served as commercial relationship manager and market executive for Northern Kentucky. She previously served as a banking center manager, retail district manager and public funds officer. Halbauer serves on various civic committees and boards for organizations including the Diocese of Covington, Tri-County Economic Development Foundation, East End Adult Education Center, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Goering Center Family Business Institute, Thomas More College and the Association for Corporate Growth.

Schoener lives in Union, Ky. He joined Toyota Motor Corporate Services in 1991 as manager of stamping engineering. Between 1998 and 2009, he served as an assistant general manager and department head for Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, providing leadership for vehicle production planning engineering, powertrain engineering and vehicle planning engineering. He served as chief production engineer for the 2008 Sequoia and was responsible for the model launch management of the 2000 Tundra and the 2001 Sequoia. He was named to his current position in 2010, which includes being site leader for the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky satellite office and site new model change activities. Prior to joining Toyota, Schoener work for the Budd Company and General Motors.

The Gateway Foundation board of directors now includes 26 community leaders representing major corporations, non-profit organizations and emerging companies in the region.