Phil Eckenrode joined the Board of Education in October 2020, when he was unanimously appointed from a pool of candidates to fill an unexpired vacated seat. Eckenrode holds a degree in political science from Kent State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Mortiz College of Law at The Ohio State University. He currently serves as the General Counsel of the Prince & Izant Company, a manufacturer of brazing and other metal joining products. Mr. Eckenrode is also a member of the Northeast Ohio Regional Advisory Board for Make-A-Wish. In addition, he has been a volunteer Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish for two years and has worked to help grant approximately 20 Wishes. Mr. Eckenrode and his wife Melissa have resided in Olmsted Township since 2016, having moved here for our schools, and have two children currently attending school in the District.