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Brian KolenichExecutive Director

Brian Kolenich has been with Ohio Living for nearly 30 years and has demonstrated innovative leadership throughout his tenure. Brian has built close working relationships in Youngstown with the United Way, Youngstown State University and numerous other community organizations. 

Brian has served on the organizing committee of TEDx Youngstown, a collaborative of organizations bringing the first TEDx event to the Mahoning Valley. He was a member of the Leadership Mahoning Valley class of 1998. He was appointed by the United States Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology to serve on the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award from 2003 to 2008, 2012 to 2013, and again in 2020.

Brian began his career with Ohio Living as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 1991 and has served as an executive director for Ohio Living since 2006. Brian has had numerous achievements during his career, most notably his vision to create the Mahoning Valley Lifelong Learning Institute. Made possible by several generous endowments, this Institute continues to benefit residents and the general public with outstanding educational offerings.

Brian earned his undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University, and his Master of Arts in Management degree from the McGregor School at Antioch University. Brian and his wife, Sue, have three adult children and are proud grandparents to three grandchildren.