On November 13, 2023, the Zane State College Board of Trustees welcomed Mike Bennett as a new member.
“Mike is an excellent addition to the Zane State College Board of Trustees, bringing a strong record of board experience including serving as a Trustee for Zane State from 2008 until 2013. During that time, he was also awarded an Honorary Degree of Associate of Public Service in 2012. With his strong understanding of economic development, and record of advocacy on behalf of our community, this is an exciting time for Mike to join our leadership team,” President Chad Brown said.
Currently, he has a public affairs consulting business with an emphasis on healthcare. Mike is a member of the Park National Bank’s East Division Advisory Board, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority Board, and the Muskingum County Convention Facilities Authority.
After receiving his degree in political science from Muskingum in 1983, Mike received a fellowship with the Ohio General Assembly and worked in the House of Representatives. He returned to his hometown in 1989 as President of the Chamber of Commerce and subsequently enjoyed a 22-year career with The Longaberger Company. He previously chaired the Genesis Healthcare System Board.
A native of Zanesville, Mike resides in his hometown with his wife, Jessica. Their children, Presten and Jayleen, are both graduates of Zane State College.