From the Richland County Foundation

Bobby Rhea has been named the community investment officer at the Richland County Foundation.

 “The community investment officer is our liaison to the nonprofits in our community. This is a vital role at the Foundation, and we are excited to have Bobby join our team,” said Foundation President Brady Groves.

Rhea most recently was employed as the community engagement manager at the Renaissance Theatre. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and is a graduate of Crestview Local Schools.

Rhea will work alongside Siera Marth-May as she steps into the position of senior community investment officer. Marth-May has been the community officer since she joined the Foundation in December 2018. She is a graduate of Clear Fork High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University.

“Over the past five years, Siera has grown the impact we’ve been able to make with both college and career technical education scholarships and has led the Nonprofit Director’s Alliance,” said incoming President Allie Watson.

Groves has announced he will retire April 16. Watson, who is the senior community investment officer, will assume the role of President & CEO. Watson has been with the Foundation since 2012 facilitating grants and supporting nonprofit organizations. Watson helped to create the Osborne Meese Academy, a capacity building workshop for nonprofit organizations and Mansfield Rising, an investment plan for the Central Business District.

Watson is a native of Mansfield and has a strong commitment to the Foundation’s mission which is to improve the quality of life in Richland County through strategic philanthropy and community leadership.

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