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Transportation Research Center Leader Named Leadership Ohio Fellow

Taylor Manahan Among 35 Leaders Selected Across the State

EAST LIBERTY, OH – Taylor Manahan, director of advanced mobility for the Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC), has been selected as one of 35 leaders across the state to take part in the 2023 Leadership Ohio program, the state's premier leadership development program that connects diverse leaders from across Ohio to promote positive change.

At TRC, Manahan leads engineering and operations teams that support automated and connected vehicles.

A lifelong resident of Bellefontaine, Manahan received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio Northern University and her MBA from Otterbein University.

Over the course of the program, Manahan will engage in in-depth explorations of critical questions, challenges, and opportunities facing Ohio and its people. 

“This is a distinguished group of accomplished individuals from all across the state,” said James W. Murray, president of the board of trustees, Leadership Ohio. “Ohio needs effective and civil leadership in today’s polarized society, and we are excited to welcome this diverse cross-sector cohort to Leadership Ohio today.” 

Leadership Ohio fellows will engage in a series of intensive sessions that cover topics such as the state judiciary, small town resurgence, and civil discourse while being exposed to an influential network of decision makers. Fellows will also develop Ohio Impact Projects taking direct action on a pressing issue or opportunity to benefit Ohio. Importantly, they will build impactful relationships with other leaders from around the state with goals for lasting change. 

“It’s an honor to be selected among so many emerging leaders for this prestigious program,” said Manahan. “I’ve been so fortunate to work for an organization that values its people and works to help us all achieve our full potential and career goals.”

Upon graduation, Fellows are inducted into the Leadership Ohio alumni network comprised of accomplished, diverse, talented Ohioans.

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For more information about TRC Inc. and the new TRC California testing and research center, contact:


Jim Lynch

(614) 832-7295

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