Laurin Sprague - Board President
Originally from Lima, Ohio, Laurin began his teaching career in the Hamilton Schools in 1983. He received his Bachelor’s in Music Education and Masters in Educational Leadership from Miami University. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. Laurin’s educational career in Hamilton spanned over thirty years as a teacher, principal and district administrator over the Fine Arts program.
Laurin is active in the Hamilton community as he serves on the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra Board, Co-Chairs the Hamilton 4th of July Committee and is a member of the Hamilton Community Foundation Scholarship Committee. He is also an active member and Choir Director at Hamilton First Baptist Church.
Laurin’s wife, Lisa, is a retired Hamilton teacher. He has three sons, Andrew, Alex, and Alexander, who graduated with honors from Hamilton High School.
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Margaret (Mag) Baker - Vice President
Margaret (Mag) Baker is a life long resident of Butler County. She was born and raised in Oxford Ohio and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Miami University. Mag spent most of her 30+ year career in the banking industry at First Financial Bank. Mag retired from her banking career as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending in October 2013 to accept the position of President and CEO of Butler County United Way.
Mag spent many years serving on non-profit boards such as the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton, and the Great Miami Valley YMCA. She is a Past President of the Hamilton Rotary Club, a past member of the Civil Service Commission for the City of Hamilton, Board Member of the Consortium for On-Going Reinvestment (CORE) in Hamilton, Board member of the Council on Aging Butler County Elderly Services Board, Graduate of Leadership Hamilton Class 3 and Graduate of Leadership 21 Class of 2014 through the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance. She was recognized by the West Chester Liberty Chamber of Commerce as a Woman of Excellence in 2015.
She is a member of First Baptist Church of Hamilton and serves as a chancel choir member and a member of the Worship Team. She and her husband Jim reside in Hamilton with their two Golden Retrievers, Abby and Gracie. They have two grown children (educated in the Hamilton City School District) and three grandchildren.
Steve was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. He is a graduate of Miami University with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice Studies. He is currently employed as an Investigator for the Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser. He is retired from the Hamilton Police Department, with the rank of Lieutenant, Commander of the Investigation Bureau. He also worked for the Butler County Sheriff’s Office as an Investigative Specialist assigned to the Child Support Enforcement Agency.
Steve is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College XXVII. He has served on the Board of Directors for Transitional Living Inc. and has served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President.
Steve was active in the Hamilton Welcomes the Holidays Committee as Santa Claus.
Served as an Instructor and Academy Commander for the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy.
Steve is married to Judy Yeakle Isgro and has two children and three grandchildren.
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