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Published: Wednesday, 10/1/2008

Jacobs, Szuch appointed to port authority board

The Lucas County commissioners yesterday appointed University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs and local Fifth Third Bank executive John Szuch to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Board of Directors.

The commissioners also re-appointed developer Bailey Stanbery to the board.

Dr. Jacobs has been president of UT since 2006. Before then, he was president of the Medical University of Ohio, the former Medical College of Ohio, before it merged with UT.

Mr. Szuch was chairman and co-founder of Capital Bank in Sylvania before it merged with Fifth Third Bank in 2001. Today, he is chairman of Fifth Third Bank (Northwest Ohio). He also is a member of UT s board of trustees.

Tina Skeldon Wozniak, the president of the commissioners, and Commissioner Pete Gerken voted for the appointments, while Commissioner Ben Konop was absent from yesterday s meeting due to a religious observance.

Ms. Wozniak and Mr. Gerken also endorsed the port authority s 0.4 mill, five-year renewal levy request.

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