Big Brothers Big Sisters announces new board member



GREENVILLE — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County has announced Kristen Davis as the newest member to their Board of Trustees.

Davis is the director of Commercial AC Marketing at Emerson Climate Technology. Davis lives in Jackson Center with her husband and three children. She enjoys golfing and reading her spare time. She is also a member of the Jackson Center Local Schools Board of Education.

The returning board members include: Eric Ambos, assistant prosecutor with Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office; Chad Beanblossom, vice president of Enrollment and Regional campus operations with Edison State Community College; Krysta Blevins, accounting clerk for city of Sidney Revenue Collections Department; John Coffield, Shelby County treasurer; Eric Fee, owner of Tribute Funeral Homes; Terri Flood, vice president of Business Development for Wayne HealthCare; Peggy Foutz, registered administrative assistant for Financial Achievement Services Inc.; Jennifer Henke, attendance officer with Upper Valley Career Center; Maverick Long, human resources with Agrana; Tom Martin, president of Sidney, Troy, and Piqua Body Carstar; Jeff Pequignot, retired; Carol Pierce, owner of Digital Avenue LLC; Mike Rosengarten, police captain with Sidney Police Department; Linda Searls, assistant vice president and loan processing manager with Greenville Federal; Greg Zechar, funeral director/embalmer for Zechar-Bailey Funeral Homes; Andrew Shaffer, owner of Andrew Shaffer State Farm Insurance; Scott Smith, an asset manager with Mutual Federal; Carlena Sneed, an events coordinator with The Winery at Versailles; and Jerrod Thomas, a human resources representative with Wilson Health.

Board members play an intricate role in ensuring the success of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County’s programs. The agency’s mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Their vision is for all youth to achieve their full potential. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community, the agency is accountable for each child in their program achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors, and educational success.

“Having a strong board is an important part of the success of our Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. The knowledge, experience, and support they bring to the table is outstanding. I look to them on a regular basis for advice, outside feedback, and connections to grow the agency in many capacities. I am very fortunate to have such a wonderful group of volunteers to back me up in my role as director,” Executive Director Jennifer Bruns said.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit United Way partner agency. There are currently 12 children throughout Shelby and Darke County waiting to be matched with an adult mentor. Anyone interested in becoming an event sponsor, donor, volunteer, or learn more about how they can empower the potential of their local community’s youth, can contact 937-492-7611, 937-547-9622, or go to for more information.