Hudson entrepreneur appointed as BGSU trustee

replication-receiver@www.bgsu.edu (No Reply) | Wed Sep 6, 2017

Drew Forhan webOhio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Drew Forhan of Hudson, Ohio, to the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees. His nine-year term will run through 2026.

Forhan is the founder, president and CEO of ForTec Medical, Inc. Founded in 1988, ForTec Medical was created on the premise that hospitals, surgical centers, medical offices and patients would benefit from mobile access to technology and highly trained technicians on an as-needed basis. The ForTec Laser Rental Program provides medical lasers to hospitals, surgical centers and physicians delivering the latest in therapies and treatments.

He is also a former executive with American Hospital Supply/V Mueller and with Richard Allen Medical.  

A past student representative to the BGSU Board of Trustees, Forhan earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/selling and sales management from the University in 1981. He is a board member, chairman and president of the Hudson Community Foundation. In 2015, he was inducted into BGSU’s Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame.

“I am delighted to be joining BGSU's Board of Trustees,” Forhan said. “The years I spent at Bowling Green helped to shape who I am today. It is an honor to be appointed, and look forward to my years as a member of the board.”

“Mr. Forhan has substantial business experience and a keen interest in student success,” said BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey. “He is a wonderful addition to a very dedicated board.”

At its meeting in June, the BGSU Board of Trustees elected Trustee Megan Newlove of Bowling Green the chair of the board and Trustee Daniel Keller of Huron, Ohio, vice chair for 2017-18.

Newlove is a three-time member and two-term president of the Bowling Green City Council, completing her last two-year term at the end of 2009. A member of the Wood County, Ohio and Michigan bar associations, she is the owner of a title company and specializes in real estate, business and adoption law.

Keller is chairman of the venture firm Keller Capital Ltd. and president of Kellco Investment Ltd., a private investment company specializing in venture capital and private equity investments. He founded Keller Capital in January 2008 after his 2005 retirement from Cedar Fair L.P., where he was corporate vice president and vice president and general manager of Cedar Point in Sandusky.

“Trustees Newlove and Keller will provide excellent leadership during this academic year,” Mazey said. “I look forward to working with them.”