Bob Bethel is a graduate of the University of Toledo, with a Bachelor of Education, majoring in English. He began his career at The Andersons in retail management. After many years in retail management, he started his career in Human Resources as the Employment and Recruitment Manager for The Andersons. Since leaving The Andersons, he has served in human resource manager/director positions at S.E. Johnson, Michigan Paving and Materials, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, and The Douglas Company. During his career he has also served in leadership capacities of several organizations, including the Toledo Christian Schools Board of Directors, the Toledo Area Human Resource Association (TAHRA), Ohio Human Resource Conference Committee, and SHAPE, serving as President or Chair of each organization.
He is currently serving a third term as a Springfield Township Trustee, and holds a professional certification with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). He is the current HR Director at Bittersweet Farms. Bob has been married to his wife Diane for 34+ years and has four sons: Bradley, married to Tracey; Brett, married to Amy; Blake, currently serving in the Air Force, and Brian, attending Springfield Middle School. Bob and Diane also have two beautiful grandchildren from Brett and Amy, Kennedy and Keaton.
Andy has volunteered numerous hours within the community, as well as 25 years volunteering at the Strawberry Festival. Prior to becoming Township Trustee, he served on both the Zoning Commission Board and the Board of Zoning Appeals. As Trustee, he believes in fiscal responsibility, supports the continued growth, and strives to maintain a sense of ‘community’ in our area.
Andy works for the City of Maumee and resides in Springfield Township with his wife Lori and their two daughters, Caitlin and Courtney.
Marylin was first elected a Trustee in 1967. She has seen many changes in the past 40 years, such as: seeing a small Volunteer Fire Dept. grow into a Full-time Fire and EMS Dept., assisted in deterring annexation attempts, Hotel/Motel Tax in 1981 (which helped provide more than $2 million), and saw the 35+ acre expansion of Community Homecoming Park. Marylin believes that talking with residents is most effective, whether at the grocery store, post office, bank, church, or local restaurants. She has also served as Lucas County Township Association President for the past 18 years.
Marylin grew up on a farm in Metamora, Ohio. She and her husband started Yoder Machinery in the Village of Holland. The company provided years of work experience as salesperson, janitor, office, mailroom, bookkeeper, and advertising. Marylin and her husband Lowell reside in Springfield Township and have five children, Tom, Tim, Terry, Trudy, and Tammy, and 17 grandchildren.
Paul Hoag – Fiscal Officer
Paul is the Fiscal Officer and is responsible for the overall financial and investment management for the township. Paul handles all state and federal reporting and compliance requirements, personnel reporting issues, budgeting and payroll and vendor payments. In addition, Paul is the keeper of all public records and is responsible for maintaining and assessing the lighting districts in Springfield Township.
Paul graduated from Otsego High School and the University of Toledo with finance and marketing majors, taken courses for an MBA and was an instructor for real estate finance at the University as well.
Paul worked in the real estate and construction industry before accepting a position with Prudential Securities and later Merrill Lynch brokerage firms. He is an avid outdoorsman and teaches 3- 500 students the Ohio and Michigan Hunter Education classes each year and is active with the Boy Scouts as a merit badge counselor for fishing and the shooting sports. He has resided in the township for the past 35 years.