Board of Directors

Board Member Chris Ladd:

Chris joined the board July 2017. Chris was born and raised on Put-in-Bay. He owns a home here with his wife and has two children. Chris works for the Village of Put-in-Bay. Chris also has a lot of experience on Lake Erie. 

Board Member: Russ Brohl  
Russ joined the board Jan. 2018. He replaced Eric Engel. Russ is a Put-in-Bay resident.

Put-in-Bay Twp
Port Authority

New Board Member Brian Woischke

Brian Joined the board March 2019. Brian's family has been on the island for many years. He owns a home on with his wife and two children. Brian works for the Miller Boat Line as a ferry boat Captain.

The Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority board is appointed by the Put-in-Bay Township Trustees.


Vice Chairman: Robert Stausmire

Bob joined the board Jan. 2017. He is replaced Karl Schmidlin who retired December 2016. Bob owns a home on Middle Bass Island that belonged to his family since the 1950's. He has been a ferry boat Captain since 1978 and is currently working for Miller Boat Line in the summer. Bob has also done carpentry and project management work for a number of years.

Chairman: Rick Ziebarth

Rick owns a home near the airport on Put-in-Bay and is the owner/pilot for the "Baystormer"

Bi-plane tour rides. Rick is a full-time pilot. He joined the Board in 2015.