Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors
Board Member (2024)
Board Member (2025)
Matthew Onest is an attorney with more than nine years’ experience protecting the interests of manufacturers, businesses of all sizes, property owners, and energy companies in all aspects of civil litigation. He has significant trial experience in many courts in the State of Ohio. Matthew is also a member of the firm’s litigation and appellate practice group and has successfully handled appellate cases before the Ohio Supreme Court, and Ohio’s Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, and Twelfth District Courts of Appeal. Matthew also practices in several federal courts throughout the United States. Though experienced in a wide variety of legal matters, Matthew focuses his practice mainly in energy litigation, business litigation, and real estate litigation. Matthew is also a member of the firm’s oil and gas practice group and has successfully represented companies and landowners in many aspects, including civil litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission and the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission. Matthew has experience negotiating oil and gas contracts and other energy-related agreements, including leases and easements.
Matthew lives with his wife, Kelly, and his four children in Hubbard, Ohio. Matthew is a member of Hubbard Rotary and is a parishioner at St. Patrick’s Church in Hubbard, Ohio. Matthew has significant experience serving non-profit organizations. Most recently, Matthew served as the Vice-Chair for the Massillon Museum’s board of directors. Matthew previously served on the board of directors for Bluecoats, Inc. (Canton, Ohio) and on the Vintage Jackson Committee for the Jackson Township Rotary Club.
Chad Davis is currently the Security & Surveillance Manager at Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley, a casino and entertainment company located in Austintown, Ohio. Chad’s teams appreciate his straight talk, and often unconventional perspectives, and the depth of his “real world” experience in both the government and private business sectors. Chad is also a reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department; he was with this organization for many years before leaving for the private business sector.
Chad has been successful by his ability to identify, leverage, and develop talent all while connecting the people around him to benefit everyone involved. Throughout his career he has helped those around him to recognize their unique capabilities and position themselves to be an asset to an organization as well as to help put individuals on a path for personal success. Chad has contagious enthusiasm and is very passionate in helping others in any way that he can.
Chad grew up in the Boardman area attending Boardman High School. After high school Chad attended Youngstown State University where he earned a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation he attended the Youngstown State Police Academy where he was the commander of his class. Chad currently lives in the Mahoning Valley with his wife and two children.
Core characteristics he focuses on are integrity, optimism, decisiveness, pursuit of perfection, and a strong curiosity. Respected for strong decision-making skills, finding strategic partners, and being well versed in government and private audits and compliance, Chad enjoys earning his position for the organizations he represents.
Past Board Members
Angela Cameron 2017-2021
Carlo Ciccone 2014-2020
Anthony Khoury 2014-2020
Sharon Schroeder 2018-2021
Jena Zarlenga 2015-2021
Bold = Former Chair