FCEDC Staff

Matt Gilroy

Matt Gilroy joined the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation in August of 2014 as the first Executive Director of the newly formed non-profit organization. Matt has more than fifteen years of experience in the non-profit sector and has extensive experience in business development, fundraising and managing non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the FCEDC Matt worked at Defiance College as the Chief Development Officer, overseeing a staff of nine people in Advancement and Alumni Relations, and at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital Foundation, where he increased annual contributions more than 300% over his tenure.

Matt is proud to have raised funds for Kaitlyn’s Cottage, a place of respite for young adults with special needs. To date, Kaitlyn’s Cottage is the only respite center of its type located on a community hospital campus in the United States. Matt has also raised funds to support scholarship programs for Defiance College students and various health programs that benefit the Defiance community. He created the discounted mammogram program at Defiance Regional Hospital, a scholarship program that benefitted area high-school students entering studies in healthcare and a program to provide car seats to families that needed a safe seat.

Matt has served in Rotary International for more than thirteen years, is a former President of the Kiwanis of Defiance Club, and has served in leadership positions in several organizations; including American Red Cross of Defiance County, Defiance Area YMCA, Volunteer Connection of Northwest Ohio, the Fulton County Airport Authority and Triangular Processing, Inc.
Matt was recipient of the Toledo Area 20 Under 40 award and he was nominated by former U.S. Senator Mike DeWine to attend a U.S. Senate Youth Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002 from Defiance College and he has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Marketing and Management.

Matt’s most significant accomplishments are the birth of his two daughters, Teylan and Malayla Gilroy. Matt and his wife Jennie are live in the Village of Archbold in Fulton County.

Cara Boehm

Cara Boehm joined the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation in March 2021 as the Market Research Coordinator following an extensive 12 year career with the American Cancer Society as Senior Manager, Community Development. Cara led a staff team of fundraising and community development professionals across the state of Ohio, building and strengthening volunteer and community relationships. The team was responsible for significant fundraising goals of signature events, including Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Cara enjoys running and exploring hiking areas and national parks. Cara is married to her husband Andy, and has a daughter, Shay, in college. She also has two dogs, Freckle and Dottie.

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Ruth Baumgartner

Ruth Baumgartner joined the Fulton County Economic Development team as the Office Manager and Airport Guest Manager for the Fulton County Airport in February of 2021. After completing a two-year degree at Northwest State Community College, she became interested in the Office Manager position due to the dynamic workplace and beneficial impact she could have in the community. She now works to provide an excellent experience for all guests of the Fulton County Airport through management of the office while assisting with the projects of the FCEDC.

Having obtained an Associate in Business Management, Ruth is a proud member of the Kappa Beta Delta and Phi Theta Kappa honor societies, and she still associates much of her extracurricular activities with helping out the Northwest State College. She plans to complete her Bachelor’s degree at Bowling Green University while working for FCEDC.

Ruth was previously employed at Lieway Hunt Club in a managerial role and gained considerable leadership skills from this equine organization. Additionally, she enjoyed her work ensuring positive customer service experiences in a variety of workplaces. Through these diverse experiences, she found much pleasure in outdoor activities, challenging work, and individual interactions with those in her community. She is passionate about self-improvement and strives for excellence in her favorite hobbies including equine activities, archery, art, and literature.

Sales Support

In an effort to accommodate FCEDC members and businesses throughout Fulton County as well as enhance our efforts to attract businesses to Fulton County, the FCEDC has partnered with CoAct Associates, Inc. Members of CoAct’s team have been contacting businesses throughout the county to communicate ways that the FCEDC can be supportive of their efforts to invest and grow. Members of CoAct also periodically call upon businesses located outside of Fulton County at the request of the FCEDC to engage in conversation about the benefits of locating in Fulton County, Ohio.

Elizabeth Murawski and Michelle Philippon  represent the Sales Support team for the FCEDC.