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Matt Gilroy 
   Executive director 

Matt Gilroy joined the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation in August of 2014 as the first Executive Director of the newly formed non-profit organization. Matt has more than ten years of experience in the non-profit sector and has extensive experience in business development, fundraising and managing non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the FCEDC Matt worked at Defiance College as the Chief Development Officer, overseeing a staff of nine people in Advancement and Alumni Relations, and at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital Foundation, where he increased annual contributions more than 300% over his tenure.

Ruth Baumgartner
     Airport Guest Services Director

Ruth Baumgartner joined the Fulton County Airport team as the Airport Guest Manager and Office Manager for the County's Economic Development Corporation in February of 2021. After majoring in Business Management at NSCC, she became interested in this position due to the dynamic workplace and beneficial impact she could have in the community. She now works to provide an excellent experience for all guests of the Fulton County Airport through management of the office while assisting with the projects of the FCEDC.

Ruth is also a full-time Accounting student at Bowling Green University where she plans to continue her education while working. Through a variety of work experiences, she has found much pleasure in leadership, serving individuals in her community, and opportunities for challenge and growth. She strives for excellence in her favorite hobbies including equine activities, archery, art, and literature. 

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Ellie Oyer 
   Office Manager

Ellie graduated from Wauseon High School in 2021 and graduated with her Associate's in Applied Business from Northwest State this past spring.

While in high school Ellie was an active member of Girls Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, and both the girls golf and basketball team.

In her spare time Ellie enjoys watching movies or a good tv series and most likely falling asleep in the middle of them. She also enjoys watching any sport, especially if she can do it in person. Ellie hopes to one day give back to her community through coaching but also through her faith. Ellie is currently leading high schoolers in her church's youth group and hopes she can help them grow their faith through the high school years and beyond.


James Allan
Intern for Fulton County Airport

James recently graduated from Wauseon High School and will be attending Bowling Green State University. He will be attending BGSU for their Flight Technology and Operations major. James has a passion for flying and learning the most about the aviation industry. Over the past summer, he earned his private pilot's license.

In his free time, he enjoys learning from other pilots and hearing about their experiences. James also enjoys walking outside, partaking in the game of golf and tennis, playing the piano and trumpet; however, above all, he likes to spend time working on vehicles. James works mainly in the evenings and is trained on our fuel systems along with other systems in the Fulton County Airport. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!

Who you may also see at Fulton County Airport...

Fulton County Airport is also home to Fulton County Economic Development Corporation, and though separate businesses, they often work together in a day to day function. FCEDC staff is knowledgeable about what happens at the Airport and are happy to assist you.

 For more information about FCEDC, you can check out their website and contact information here!