Kasich names James B. Greene to YSU Board of Trustees

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed James B. Greene of Canfield, a retired Compco Industries executive, to a nine-year term on the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees.

Greene replaces Millicent S. Counts, whose term on the board has expired. His term began June 15 and continues through April 30, 2021.

“There are challenges facing the university, but there are also great opportunities,” Greene commented. “I want to listen and learn first, then I’ll be able to contribute to the university.”

Greene retired two years ago as chief commercial officer for Compco Industries, based in Columbiana, where he was employed for 36 years, in charge of national sales, marketing and new product development. His career also included management positions in sales and marketing for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp.

Active as a community and civic leader, he is vice chairman of the Youngstown YMCA board of trustees and serves on the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic board, the board of trustees for United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley and its executive committee. Previously, Greene served as president of the YSU Penguin Club, was general chairman of the United Way’s annual campaign and served on the Trust Committee for Sister Jerome Corcoran Schools, Inc.

A native of Wheeling, W.Va., he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va. and served in the United States Army Reserves. He and his wife, Lynn, are parents of three adult children and have eight grandchildren.

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