NEWARK, Ohio, October 23, 2019 — J. Park Shai III has been appointed as a member of the Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) Board of Trustees. He is the president and founder of Shai Commercial Real Estate Ltd. in Granville.
A fixture in the local business landscape for more than two decades, Shai’s entrepreneurial instincts and management acumen have resulted in several successful business launches through the years, including catering and landscaping companies. After obtaining his realtor’s license in 1995, he became a top producer with a local real estate company. Shai earned his real estate broker’s license and opened his current company in 2003. He holds a degree in business from The Ohio State University.
A Granville resident, Shai is a member of the Licking County Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors®, Rotary International, the Newark Alliance, the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodores and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is a member of the board of the Licking County Foundation.
Shai’s appointment is for a three-year term. He is filling the board seat recently vacated by Barry M. Riley, who retired in September after serving for 28 years.