Dan French is Chairman and CEO of the French Oil Mill Machinery Company; he is 3rd generation in this 115+ year old family-owned business that manufactures processing equipment for rubber, composite and other industries. Dan is very active in the community and is one of the founders of Awesome Piqua. He believes in “giving back”; he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 28-years of service with the USAF. Dan also thinks life should be FUN and lived fully – even AWESOMELY.
Lorna Swisher is the Executive Director of Mainstreet Piqua - downtown Piqua's development organization. She has a passion for the entire Piqua community and loves creating Awesome events to celebrate our unique culture and Piqua spirit. Her favorite mantra is "Go Big or Go Home"!
A Piqua native, Jim currently operates as the Executive Director of the Miami County YMCA. He is married to his wife Kelly and together they are raising two sons, Jack and Preston. Jim enjoys spending time with his family and watching his sons play sports.
Amanda BrownSocial Media Ninja
Amanda Brown is the owner of balanceYoga by Amanda in downtown Piqua. Amanda has a Bachelor Degree from the University of Toledo in Community Health Education and is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and Subtle Energy Yoga Therapist. Born and raised in Piqua, Amanda sees the beauty in small town living and is excited to bring more AWESOME to Piqua.
I was born and raised in Awesome Piqua, Ohio. I graduated from Lehman High School, received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Wittenberg University, and received my Master's degree from the University of Dayton in Education Administration. I taught elementary school for 8 years before becoming a principal with Piqua City Schools. I currently serve as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. I am excited to be a trustee of the Awesome Piqua Chapter!
Joe & Kazy HindsTrustees
Kazy is the Mayor of our AWESOME community and excited about AWESOME PIQUA! Kazy’s passion is to do ALL she can to make Piqua an AWESOME place to live! Joe works as a Credit Analyst at Unity Bank. He too is involved in Piqua and volunteers his time to AWESOMELY better our community! Kazy and Joe are an AWESOME team, and excited to be a part of AWESOME PIQUA! So, let’s ALL BE AWESOME and make PIQUA PROUD!!!
Gordon & Susie WiseTrustees
Gordie Wise is Emeritus Professor of Marketing Wright State University.
Susie Wise is Associate Professor of Nursing Edison State Community College.
I have always enjoyed helping others, ever since I was a kid growing up in Piqua. After graduating from Otterbein University, I became an Independent Financial Representative for Thrivent Financial and live in Piqua with my wife, Megan. I am very involved in community organizations and also enjoy playing sports (baseball, basketball, golf, and football). Awesome Piqua allows me to continue to help others in a very unique way! I look forward to helping Piqua be more AWESOME!