The Board of Trustees of Worthington Libraries will welcome J. Craig Baker to the library board in February.
Mr. Baker will serve a term of seven years and fills the board seat left vacant by Janet Brown, who left the board in December after serving for seven years.
Mr. Baker retired from American Electric Power in 2009 after 41 years of service. His most recent position was Senior Vice President for Regulatory Services. Mr. Baker has lived in the Worthington School District for 25 years and also serves on the Finance Committee of the Homeless Families Foundation.
Mr. Baker received a Bachelor of Arts from Walsh University (Canton, Ohio) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Akron.
In his application to serve on the board, Mr. Baker wrote:
Beginning with reading the entire sports department of the Huntington Public Library in Long Island, followed by daily lunchtime visits to the Canton Public Library to recent stops at the public libraries in Seattle and Vancouver, I have always had a keen interest in libraries. Since I have recently retired, I have the time available to help.
In addition to J. Craig Baker, Worthington Libraries is served by board members James Hill (president), David Goldberger (vice president), Dawn Valasco (secretary), John Butterfield, Dan Lacey and Lynn Nadler. The Board meets regularly once per month and holds committee meetings as needed throughout the year. All meetings of the Worthington Libraries Board of Trustees are open to the public.
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