2018-2019 State Officers
Nevin Taylor (Deana)
Nevin is a retired Agricultural Education Instructor from Fairbanks High School and currently serving Marysville as Vice-Mayor/City Councilman. He is an Ohio State University Class of 1979 Alumni, who loves all sports as former OSU Rugby Second Row Player. Nevin is an Honoray Life Member of Marysville BPOE #1130 of 37 years.
First Vice President
Mark Ratliff (Amy)
Mark is a Customer Service Specialist for Kimmel Corporation in Upper Sandusky and currently serves on the Upper Sandusky Service Committee. A member of BPOE #83 for 23 years and served as D.D.G.E.R. in 2017-18. He and his wife Amy have a son Jordan and a granddaughter Makenna. Hello Bill!
Lugene Ignaffo (Jennifer)
PER and current ER at Greenville Lodge. Owns and Operates Ignaffo Roofing and Home Repair in the Greenville area. When not doing Elk work you will find Lugene an avid hunter and sportsman.
Ed Connors (Janice)
Tom is a Transportation Manager II for the Ohio Department of Transportation having been employed with the department for over 27 years. A member of Ashland Lodge 1360 for 22 years, Tom was North Central District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler in 2010. Tom lives in Ashland County and is avid in cooking and BBQ-ing.
Second Vice President
A third generation Elk, I joined the East Liverpool Elks Lodge No. 258 in 2002. The youngest of four siblings I was born to Wayne (deceased) and Barbara Goodballet, of East Liverpool, Ohio, where I still live today. Although I met my wife Kerry for the first time in 1986, it wasn’t until 2001 that our paths would cross again, and after an 8-year courtship, we were married in Hawaii in 2009, with the praise of her daughter Chelsey.
Interim Board Member
Roger Martin, PSP (Carolyn)
Deb has been an Elk for 21 years, is a resident of Marysville and has worked in the legal field of the public sector for the past 27 years. She is an ordained minister, has two daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren! Her spare time (when not working at her lodge) is taken up with golf, reading, and her beloved Buckeyes and Bengals (Who Dey!). She is honored to be a part of this year's State Officer Team.
Keith Denny (Lynn)
Keith is a Plant Manager for Osco Industries in Jackson, Ohio. A member of the Jackson ELks Lodge #466 for the past 17 years and currently serving as the South Central District Vice DAC. He and his wife Lynn have two daughters and five granddaughters.
Sergeant at Arms
Larry Ropp (Crystal)
Larry is a Farm Manger for Select Sire’s Inc. of Plain City, Ohio “Sire’s in Waiting” Facility, where he manages the 800 acres of farming operation, 16 employees, houses and manages 800 to 900 bulls for the AI Industry and has been an employee for 41 years. Larry is a member of Marysville Elks #1130 for 38 years and is a 2 time PER and DDGER for the South Central District 2017-18. Larry and his wife Crystal met in 1977 at the Marysville Ohio Balloon Rally as her father was a pilot and Larry was part of the FFA Students that helped the Balloonist by crewing. They were married just a short year later and just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Larry and Crystal have a daughter, Michelle and twin boys, David and Michael, 6 grandchildren (4 boys and 2 girls), and 1 great grandson. Larry enjoys traveling, hunting, camping, boating, bowling and golf. In his free time Larry is an Auxiliary of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Post #80, being promoted after his first year to Lieutenant.
Lee Young, PSP (Marybeth)
Veteran of the USAF, Production Planning Department, US Steel, M.S. Occupational/Adult Education, minor in Counseling, retired educator in 1999. PER, NCDAC, Past Ritual Judge/Computer/Word Judge, Past President PER Association, PDDGER, State President Y2K, OEA Secretary/Treasurer 2001 to date. Served on GL Youth Activities and Government Relations Committees, Past Grand Treasurer.