The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation has announced that Carolyn Rodenhauser joined the organization as the Business and Workforce Development Manager. Rodenhauser will focus on supporting the employment and training needs of Ottawa County businesses, along with assisting in identifying strategic business development opportunities in the community.
Rodenhauser brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a former Economic and Workforce Development Manager. She has been responsible for developing relationships with local businesses, organizations, education institutions and agency partners while identifying and carrying out economic and workforce priorities.
Rodenhauser previously worked for Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) and JobsOhio as the Northwest Ohio Regional Talent Acquisition Manager. She developed and managed 11 talent and workforce projects around Ohio, utilizing state-of- the-art economic and workforce tools. Prior to working with RGP/JobsOhio, she was the Findlay- Hancock County Workforce Development Administrator, leading a three-county workforce system including Wood, Hancock, and Wyandot Counties. She has also been involved with a number of projects throughout the years as a consultant in various events, fundraising and community development projects.
“We are very excited to have Carolyn join the team. Her vast experience and knowledge in workforce development coupled with her deep roots in the county make her a tremendous asset,” said OCIC Director Chris Singerling. “Her passion for both will be instrumental as we move the organization forward.”
The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation serves as the lead economic development agency by advancing, encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic commercial and civic development of Ottawa County.