Trustee of the Month: Andy Tomko
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Bonnie Williams Vice President
Beverly Klimas Recording Secretary
Jon Howard Treasurer
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Andy was born in a small mining town in Pennsylvania just south of Pittsburg. His family moved to Ohio when he was only three so Andy grew up in Maple Heights. He graduated from Maple Heights High School in 1973. He has a BA from Malone University and an MBA from Kent State University.
In 1978 he married Betty Quesenberry and they make their home in Twinsburg, Betty’s hometown. Andy had many occupations before starting his own ERP Software Implementation Company. He serviced the Healthcare Industry with contracts with The Cleveland Clinic and other major healthcare clients throughout the country until he retired in 2017.
After retiring, the society caught his attention. His wife Betty, was a trustee previously. He had the idea of preserving as much history as possible by digitizing documents and pictures. “I hope to bring the past into the 21st century with my information technology background.” After serving a year as a trustee, Andy succeeded Jon Howard as president and is now in his second term.
“We hope to engage the younger generation” He has already reached out to Superintendent Kathi Powers. “We need fresh views and thoughts to carry on the History of Twinsburg in the future. We have developed a partnership with the local school district to try to get the younger residents more involved.” He also reached out to Kent State University and has a positive response from Professor Leslie Heaphy of their History Department. “I cannot believe that both the local school district as well as Kent State University are interested in partnering with us to help preserve local history”.
“In my spare time, the love of refinishing furniture and the love of the outdoors are my passion. I love to wonder around in the national parks and state parks. The two favorite ones are Rocky Mountain National Park and The Everglades National Park. What a contrast.”