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Governor Kasich Appoints Trueblood and Allamby to NEOMED Board of Trustees

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Phillip L. Trueblood, first vice president, investments and branch manager at Stifel Financial Corporation, to serve a nine-year appointment as a board trustee at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Trueblood’s term begins Sept. 22, 2017 and ends Sept. 21, 2026.

Trueblood is a successful businessman with extensive experience in the financial and investment arenas. He has been very active in the Lima and Allen County communities where he has been a positive influence on both individuals and businesses.

“Phil Trueblood brings a wealth of successful financial planning and investment experience to our Board of Trustees, which will be very beneficial to the University as we move forward and grow our programs,” noted Jay A. Gershen, D.D.S., Ph.D., president of NEOMED. “We are very pleased that Governor John Kasich recognizes NEOMED’s impact throughout Ohio as our students come from practically every county and our graduates in medicine and pharmacy practice throughout the state.”

Trueblood has held senior positions with Wells Fargo Advisors/AG Edwards and Thomson McKinnon/Prudential Securities. With each of those companies, in addition to his current position at Stifel Financial Corporation, he has been recognized as a member of the President’s Council. He is a graduate of Wabash College, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Carl A. Allamby was appointed to the NEOMED Board of Trustees for a term beginning Aug. 1, 2017, and ending June 29, 2019.

Allamby, who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, ran his own business for 25 years before deciding to enroll in the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health Post-Baccalaureate/M.D. Pathway. He is now a third-year medicine student at NEOMED.

The NEOMED Board of Trustees also announced its election of a new chair, Robert J. Klonk and vice chair, Paul R. Bishop, J.D., at the University’s quarterly trustees meeting, Sept. 13, 2017.

Klonk has more than 30 years of benefits and risk management experience and is an 18-year veteran of Oswald Companies, one of the nation’s largest independent, employee-owned insurance brokerage firms based in Cleveland. Currently serving as chief executive officer, with previous roles as the company’s president and chief sales officer, Klonk has developed several national group purchasing programs and preferred risk pools that incorporate many innovative risk reduction strategies that consistently beat market trends and pricing.

Bishop received his law degree from The University of Akron in 1972 and is a member of the Stark County and American Bar Associations. He is chairman and CEO of H-P Products, Inc., located in Louisville, Ohio. H-P is a leading manufacturer of central vacuum systems for homes, under the trade name of VACUFLO, and of Engineered Tube Bends, catalog and custom fabricated tubular products and accessories for industrial and commercial applications.

An army veteran, Bishop is a Life Trustee of Mount Union College and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Aultman Health Foundation and United Way Foundation of Central Stark County. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Dayton Power & Light and the State Troopers of Ohio. In 1987, he was awarded membership in the Ohio Commodores by the governor and was inducted into the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame in 2009.


For more than 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas.

For more on Allamby, see “Igniting a New Path”.