ONA staff thought our members might enjoy hearing an update about Frank Deaner, who retired in 2011 after serving 20 years as ONA’s executive director.
Frank is enjoying his retirement and also working as a part-time operations consultant for GroundWork group. GWg was organized in 2003. It is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that brings together non-profit organizations, funders, IT professionals, and businesses to provide affordable and sustainable information technology solutions which serve as a strategic enabler of non-profit business success. Services include technical support, help desk calls, and creation of custom software programs geared to an organization’s specific needs. GWg works with about 200 non-profit organizations in central Ohio and has an affiliated operation in Orange County, California. The 15-person staff is located in northwest Columbus with an additional employee in Orange County.
Frank is also doing some contract marketing work with Dan Miller, principal of Miller Strategic Marketing, based in Powell, OH.
Earlier this year at the ONA Convention, Frank was awarded our President’s Award, which is given annually to a member who has made particularly significant contributions to the association and the newspaper industry as a whole.