Vice Chairman:

Chairman: Rick Ziebarth

Rick owns a home on 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.

New Board member to be announced soon in April 2018.

Treasurer: Sharon Gray

Sharon is a year round resident of Put-in-Bay. She was the Port Authority Secretary from

2009 - 2013. Sharon joined the board as Treasurer in January 2014. She is a business owner on


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. 

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

Board Member: Robert Stausmire  
Bob joined the board Jan. 2017. He is replacing 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.


Board of Directors

Put-in-Bay Twp
Port Authority