For Immediate Release
February 29, 2008

OSFC Executive Director announces appointment

February 29, 2008 (COLUMBUS) Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) Executive Director Michael C. Shoemaker announced the appointment of Steven J. Berezansky to his executive leadership team.

Berezansky was named Chief of Projects. “Steve Berezansky is an experienced, dedicated, and respected construction professional,” Director Shoemaker said. “His enthusiasm for the mission of this agency and his commitment to ensuring quality buildings for Ohio’s schoolchildren made this a well-deserved choice.” Berezansky, a resident of Marengo in Morrow County, has been with OSFC for seven years, starting as a project administrator and most recently holding the positions of Deputy Chief of Projects and Interim Chief of Projects. His career includes service in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Construction Battalion, and he holds a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the University of Pittsburgh. As Chief of Projects, Berezansky will oversee the delivery of the design and construction portion of the state’s school construction agency.

Shoemaker also announced that he has name Michael Mendenhall as Deputy Chief of Projects. “Mike Mendenhall brings experience in both public agency construction and school district facilities management. That perspective will make him a valuable asset to this office.” Mendenhall, who lives in Chillicothe, spent the past four years as a construction administrator with the Ohio Department of Youth Services. He previously served as Administrator of Operations and Maintenance for the Chillicothe City school district.

Berezansky and Mendenhall join OSFC’s leadership team, which includes Eric Bode, Chief Financial Officer; Melanie Drerup, Deputy Chief of Planning; Jerry Kasai, Chief Legal Counsel; Cheryl Lyman, Chief of Support Services; and Steve Lutz, Chief of Planning

About OFCC

Established in 1997, the Commission is responsible for administration of the state’s school construction and renovation program. The Commission is currently working with, or has completed all necessary work in, nearly two-thirds of the state’s 613 school districts.

On September 10, 2012, the Commission was consolidated with the Office of the State Architect to form the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The Ohio School Facilities Commission continues to exist as a separate commission within the new agency, focusing on funding Ohio’s comprehensive K-12 school construction program.


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