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1/6/2011

Mandel Announces Senior Staff


State Treasurer-elect Josh Mandel Announces Senior Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
January 6, 2011    

LYNDHURST – State Treasurer-elect Josh Mandel announced today the senior staff in his new administration. 

“I have assembled a team of experienced professionals who will manage the Ohio Treasury with integrity and expertise,” Mandel said.  “My administration will protect Ohioan’s hard-earned tax dollars and work on creative ways to fuel small business growth.  In these tough economic times, government effectiveness and efficiency will be of the highest priority at the Ohio Treasury.”

Bill Bishilany, Deputy Treasurer

Bill Bishilany has diverse management experience, having fifteen years of service in local government and eighteen years experience as a small business owner. A seasoned local government administrator, Bishilany served as Director of Public Works for the City of Seven Hills since 2004, after previously serving on Seven Hills City Council from 1995 to 2003, including six years as Council President.  Bishilany was previously the President and owner of a small business and the Vice President and General Manager of a $45 million manufacturing company. Bishilany served as the Executive Vice President for the Greater Cleveland Suburban Council Association and as Assistant Treasurer for Parma Community General Hospital’s Board of Directors.  As an appointee of Governor Strickland in 2008, Bishilany also served on the State Emergency Response Committee.  

Jennifer Day, Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Day brings more than twenty years of experience in local and state government service to the Treasurer’s office.  Day has nearly eight years of Treasury operational management experience, as she previously served in the Treasurer’s Office as the Director of Revenue Management, last serving under Treasurer Richard Cordray.  Jennifer is currently Chief of the Crime Victims Assistance & Prevention Section under Attorney General Richard Cordray.  Prior to her service in state government, Day worked as a Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Assistant Prosecutor in the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.  Day, an Ohio Certified Public Manager, graduated from the University of Kentucky and received her Juris Doctor from the Chase College of Law.

Seth Metcalf, General Counsel and Director of Legal and Financial Affairs

Seth Metcalf left the Columbus, Ohio, office of international law firm Squire Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P., to join the administration as General Counsel and Director of Legal and Financial Affairs.  As a member of Squire's national municipal bond practice and public finance tax group, Metcalf participated in billions of dollars of governmental financings by states, counties, cities and other governmental authorities.  Metcalf regularly presents at national conferences on federal tax matters and has served as faculty for continuing legal education courses.  Metcalf graduated from The Ohio State University, cum laude, and Cornell University Law School.

Mandel was elected as Ohio’s next Treasurer of State on November 2, 2010.  With strong bi-partisan support, Mandel carried 80 of Ohio’s 88 counties and was the top vote-getter of all the statewide executive candidates.  Mandel will take office as Ohio’s 48th Treasurer of State on January 10, 2011.

State Treasurer-elect Mandel will be available to the media for interviews and additional comments.  To schedule time or for further information, please contact Angela Hawkins.

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Office Of Debt Mgmt

The Office of Debt Management plays an important role in the operation of state government: it oversees the borrowing of funds to assure it is completed in an efficient manner.
    

SaveNOW

SaveNOW, a program offered by the State Treasurer through our linked deposit authority, offers a 3% bonus interest on savings accounts for Ohio citizens.
    

Smart Money Choices

A free personal financial-planning conference series for all Ohioans presented by State Treasurer Josh Mandel, and supported by a variety of statewide and regional partners.
    

Top-Bottom Review 2011

Review Outlines Steps to Improve Operations, Safeguard Investments, Leverage Technology, Increase Transparency and Modernize Banking Practices
    

e-Funds Transfer

Electronic Funds Transfers makes tax payments easy. Entities that have received a notice from the Ohio Department of Taxation can register for electronic payment via the website.
    

Veteran's Preference

Veteran’s Preference provides veterans with priority to be accepted into the GrowNOW and Ag-LINK linked-deposit programs.
    

GrowNOW

A partnership between eligible banks and the Ohio Treasury, enables small business owners to receive a 3% interest rate reduction on small business loans for two years with the opportunity for renewal
    

Renew & Rebuild Ohio

Small business owners, farmers and homeowners are eligible to receive financial assistance to rebuild and recover following an emergency.
    

Ag-LINK

A program for farms to receive an interest rate reduction on new or existing loans or lines of credit up to $150,000. Applications are accepted on an annual basis from January through March.
    

CPIM

The Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM) provides continuing education to Ohio’s public funds managers and their oversight authorities.
    

CPIM Conference: Bowling

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

CPIM Akron

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

CPIM Dayton

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

CPIM Columbus

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

ECO-Link

A partnership between the State Treasurer and participating banks that provides a 3% interest rate reduction for 5 or 7 years on bank loans when completing energy-efficient upgrades to your home.