Marcus Fish, CFRE

Director of Development and Industry Relations

Marcus Fish is the Director of Development and Industry Relations for The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, overseeing all aspects of fundraising, outreach programs, and industry connections for the Foundation and ACerS. Marcus is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and has experience in higher education, financial planning, and technology consulting.

Marcus lives in Lewis Center, Ohio with his wife Hollie and their three children.

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Lori Houghton, MA

Program Manager


Lori Houghton is responsible for the educational outreach initiatives for The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation. She meets with educators and community leaders to help expand access to STEM education resources in Ohio and beyond. Lori brings to the team a background in education, business, organizational management, and program management from her past career experiences.

Lori lives in Blacklick, Ohio with her family, and her foster failure dog, Maggie.


Helen Widman

Communications and Grants Associate

Helen Widman researches and coordinates grant activities for The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation while also overseeing various communications initiatives for the foundation. She also oversees the foundation's social media and writes feature stories about the CGIF and its relation to STEM education.

Helen is a 2022 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She lives in Dublin, Ohio.

Board Officers

Geoff Brennecka, Chair
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO

Bryn Snow, Chair-elect
HarbisonWalker International
Pittsburgh, PA

Phil Wenzell, Immediate Past Chair
Allied Mineral Products
Columbus, OH

Dan Tipsord, Treasurer
Trans-Tech, Inc.
Middletown, MD

Mark Mecklenborg, Secretary
The American Ceramic Society
Westerville, OH

Board of Trustees

Alex Cozzi
Savannah River National Lab
Aiken, SC

Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
University of Adelaide,
Adelaide, Australia

Leslie Fenwick-Beiter
Almatis, Inc.
Leetsdale, PA

William Headrick, Jr.
RHI Magnesita
Pevely, MO

Mathieu Hubert
Corning, Inc.
Corning, NY

Charmayne Lonergan
University of Missouri Science & Technology
Rolla, MO

James Marra
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness
Aiken, SC

Emmanuel Maillet
GE Research
Niskayuna, NY


Doris Möncke
Alfred University
Alfred, NY


Steven Ogunwumi
Corning, Inc.
Painted Post, NY

Tim Powers
Owens Corning
Newark, OH

Marissa Reigel
Saint-Gobain NorPro
Stow, OH

Brel Saiber
Du-Co Ceramics Company
Saxonburg, PA

Casey Schwarz
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA