BOWLING GREEN, OH – March 4, 2019 – The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Ted Bowlus, are pleased to announce the selection of Jeff Klein as their new Director of the Emergency Management Agency. The EMA Director serves a key role in the coordination of local, state, and national resources that may be needed to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of a disaster. Mr. Klein, from Perrysburg, Ohio, will begin his new role on March 29, 2019, with the retirement of current Director Brad Gilbert.
Mr. Klein currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Wood County Emergency Management Agency, beginning in 2017. He has 32 years of fire service experience having worked most recently for the City of Perrysburg, beginning in 1991, serving as a Firefighter-Paramedic, Assistant Fire Chief, and ten years as Fire Chief. He is a graduate of Bowsher High School, Columbia Southern University with a degree in Fire Science, and the Ohio Fire Executive Program.
For additional information, please contact Andrew S. Kalmar, Wood County Administrator.