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 with S.E. Johnson, Michigan Paving and Materials, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, The Douglas Company and Bittersweet Farms.
In his current position as Director of HR Services at The Employers’ Association, Bob manages the HR Research area, which includes the HR Hotline and Legal Hotline, Surveys, and HR Roundtable, as well as presenting a number of training and consulting topics.
He is currently serving a fourth term as a Springfield Township Trustee. 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, the Toledo Human Resource Associations’ Conference, and the Ohio SHRM State Council, serving as President or Chair of each organization. Bob has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) through SHRM.
Bob has been married to his high school sweetheart, Diane, since 1977; has four sons, Bradley, (Tracy); Brett, (Amy); Blake, and Brian; two granddaughters, Kennedy and Flannery; and one grandson, 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.