Don Taylor Joins Team NEO Board of Trustees

don-taylor-2015The Board of Directors of Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) has elected Welty President and CEO Donzell (Don) S. Taylor to its ranks. Among his civic roles, Taylor is currently chair of the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

“Don has been actively involved in improving the quality of life for Northeast Ohio’s residents through his business and civic roles,” said Jim Clay, Team NEO’s Chairman of the Board. “His experience combined with his commitment to the region will help move our initiatives forward.”

Team NEO CEO William Koehler added, “We are delighted to welcome Don to our Board. He is a leading businessman in our region with an in-depth understanding of Northeast Ohio’s economic development opportunities and challenges.  We look forward to his contributions that will help us advance our region.”

About Don Taylor and Welty

Don Taylor began his tenure with Welty 25 years ago in a Project Management role, which aligned with his former construction and management experience. After five years of growing under Jerry Welty’s leadership, Don and Jerry formed a partnership in 1996 that resulted in the formation of the Welty Building Company Ltd. Don was appointed President of Welty in 1996 and CEO in 1999 and has continued to build Welty’s reputation of excellence with foresight in planning and superior end results.

Welty is headquartered in Akron and works nationally, serving the construction needs of clients throughout Ohio and beyond for 70 years.

About Team NEO

Team NEO is an economic development organization focused on creating jobs for Northeast Ohio’s residents. In collaboration with our partners, it leads the region’s business attraction efforts, supports business retention and expansion work as Northeast Ohio’s JobsOhio affiliate, accelerates the impact of innovation in the region, and aligns strategies and resources within the economic development network to maximize its impact.  In addition, Team NEO provides tools to assist employers in attracting talent to the region. For more information, visit