Marcus Fish, CFRE
Development Director

Marcus Fish is the Development Director for the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, overseeing all aspects of fundraising and outreach programs 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.


Helen Widman, Marketing & Communications Intern

Helen Widman is a rising senior at Ohio University studying journalism with a specialization in marketing. Helen has served as the managing editor for Backdrop magazine on campus, the vice president of the OU chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and is an Ambassador for the E.W. Scripps College of Communication.

Helen is from Dublin, Ohio, and has formerly worked as an editorial assistant for CityScene Media Group in Columbus.


Amanda Engen, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator

Amanda Engen coordinates and directs all of the educational outreach initiatives for The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation. She meets with educators and community leaders to identify areas of growth and collaboration to help expand access to STEM education resources in Ohio and beyond. Before joining the team in 2021, she spent her career as an educator, gaining experience in K-12 and higher education classrooms. Amanda lives in Dublin, Ohio with her husband Michael and their dog Lily.


LeKesha Parkman, Advertising and Fundraising Intern

LeKesha Parkman graduated Summa Cum Laude with honors from The University of Akron. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with minors in Psychology and Emerging Technologies. LeKesha was accepted into The Williams Honors College at UA. During her junior and senior year she was the Editor-in-Chief of The Buchtelite, a student-operated newspaper and website that publishes online with select print publications throughout the school year.

Born in Akron, Ohio, LeKesha thrives on projects that involve storytelling, journalism and graphic design. 

Board Officers

Todd Steyer, Chair
The Boeing Company
Huntington Beach, CA

Phil Wenzell, Chair-elect
Allied Mineral Products
Columbus, OH

Mary Stevenson,
Immediate Past Chair
Deltech, Inc.
Denver, CO

Steve Houseman, Treasurer
Harrop Industries Inc.
Columbus, OH

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

Mark Mecklenborg, Secretary
The American Ceramic Society        Westerville, OH

Board of Trustees

Geoff Brennecka
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO

Alex Cozzi
Savannah River National Lab, Aiken, SC

Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
University of Adelaide, Australia

Leslie Fenwick-Beiter
Almatis, Inc.
Leetsdale, PA

William Headrick, Jr.
Missouri Refractories
Pevely, MO

Bryn Snow
HarbisonWalker Intl
Moon Township, PA

Nola Pearce
ETS Tech-Ops
Rochester, NY

Tom Arbanas
Du-Co Ceramics Company
Saxonburg, PA

Jeff Kohli
Corning, Inc.
Painted Post, NY

Robert "Bobby" Mitchell
Applied Ceramics, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Norm Phelps
Morgan Molten Metal Systems
Roswell, GA

Doris Möncke
Alfred University
Alfred, NY


James Marra
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness
Aiken, SC

Tim Powers
Owens-Corning (Retired)
Newark, OH