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Alan Stockmeister Joins Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Board of Trustees

Jackson community leader joins Foundation’s Board

NELSONVILLE, OH – Alan Stockmeister, a Jackson County business leader and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Outstanding Philanthropist honoree, is the newest member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

“I am honored that the Foundation has asked me to serve my community and the wider region in this way,” said Stockmeister. “I look forward to working with the other board members and to the opportunities this brings. FAO empowers communities throughout Appalachia, and I’m excited about being able to reach so many individuals.”

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy.

The work of FAO is largely achieved through the strong support and expertise provided by the Board of Trustees.  Each member, past and present, has contributed tremendously to the Foundation’s mission and is highly regarded for his or her efforts and dedication to the region.

Alan Stockmeister is one such dedicated individual. His philanthropy includes a great involvement in the Holzer Health System. He is a supporter of the Holzer Center for Cancer Care, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of both the Holzer Consolidated Health System and the Holzer Medical Center-Jackson. Stockmeister also invests in education in Appalachia. He has served on the University of Rio Grande Board of Trustees, and he contributes to Jackson City Schools and The Ohio State University.

“We are so pleased Alan has agreed to serve on the Board of Trustees,” said FAO President and CEO Cara Dingus Brook. “His dedication to Appalachian Ohio was evident when FAO honored him in 2005. Now, Appalachian Ohio’s communities and citizens will certainly benefit from his experience in business, knowledge of community investment, and passion for philanthropy.”

In addition to his community involvement in Appalachia, Stockmeister is known for his many business endeavors. He holds leadership positions among multiple corporations: he is CEO of OPM Metals in Jackson, the largest gold and silver refiner in America; chairman of Dallas-based Elemental, a global precious metals company; CEO of Echo Environmental, an electronics and metals recycler; and owner and president of Foremost Management, Inc., a Jackson-based construction management, development, and property management firm.

Stockmeister’s other philanthropy work supports Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, Markay Cultural Arts Center, the YMCA, and Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He is a member of the Association of Ohio Commodores, a non-partisan group whose goal is to strengthen Ohio’s economy with an emphasis on job creation and retention.