Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Court Appoints Members to the Board of Directors

June 9, 2022

Fourteen judges attending a Conservancy Court session of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) have appointed Retired Major General Ronald (Ron) E. Dziedzicki, to fill a vacancy on the five member MWCD Board of Directors. Dziedzicki, of Medina County, was appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors during the Court’s session held Friday, June 3, in the Tuscarawas County Courthouse at New Philadelphia. Dziedzicki fills the unexpired term of Clark E. Sprang of Holmes County who is relocating out of the area. Sprang has served on the MWCD Board since June of 2015.

Dziedzicki, a cottage site lessee at Atwood Lake, graduated from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike with a BS in Nursing in 1981. He received his MBA from John Carroll University in 1992 US Air Force War College in 2003 and received his Master’s in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2010.

Ron came to University Hospitals of Cleveland (now University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) as the Vice President of Medical Surgical Nursing in 2001.  After numerous promotions, Ron became the Chief Operating Officer at UHCMC in January 2013.  In November of 2014, he also assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer of University Hospitals Physician Services.   He retired from his position at the end of 2019. Prior to coming to UH he was the Regional Vice President of Operations for CIGNA Health Care, Midwest Region.

Ron served in the United States Army Reserve for 32 years attaining the rank of Major General and retired in 2016. His last duty position was as the Commanding General for the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support). His military awards include the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal, U.S. Army Legion of Merit (LOM), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medals (4 OLC). In addition, he is a Member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.

Since retirement from the US Army and University Hospitals he performs independent work for a variety of consulting firms – US and International. In the areas of healthcare operations, physician practice management, leader development and strategic planning.  

Ron is married to Mary Ann Dziedzicki. They have three sons; Matthew (Jessica), Christopher, and David (Sarah), and four wonderful grandchildren; Brendan, Abby, Eli and Anna.

The court also reappointed James A. Gresh of Stark County for a second term on the board.

“I congratulate both Jim and Ron on their appointment to the Board of Directors”, said Craig Butler, MWCD Executive Director.  “Jim has provided strong leadership in his first term on the board, and I am excited for his return.  I also welcome Ron to the Board.  Ron has been an active member of our Development Advisory Committee and is committed to assisting MWCD grow and make positive impacts to residents and the area as a member of the board.”

Other members of the MWCD Board of Directors include President, Gordon T. Maupin of Wayne County, who is the retired Executive Director of the Wilderness Center; Joanne Limbach of Tuscarawas County who is the former Ohio Tax Commissioner and Tuscarawas County Commissioner; Robert S. Moorehead of Guernsey County who is a retired Guernsey County Judge.  

Members of Board of Directors are appointed by the Conservancy Court to oversee the operations and business affairs of the MWCD, which manages more than 57,000 acres of land and water dedicated to public use. Board members meet once a month in open, public session.

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