Barbara Titus is the Vice President of Operations/International Sales and Director of Sheoga Hardwood Flooring headquartered in Middlefield, Ohio. She is a respected national business leader and non-profit organization volunteer. She currently serves as the President/Chairwoman of the Geauga Credit Union and serves on the University Hospitals Leadership Council.
Her involvement with the Gary Sinise Foundation began through her leadership in the National Wood Flooring Association, where she now serves as a Director for the trade association and as a Director/Board Liaison of its Education & Research Foundation. Barbara spearheaded the effort to recruit others within her industry to donate materials and labor to the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program. Currently, 142 NWFA member companies have donated product, logistics, and installation services in locations throughout the United States, with a total value of more than $ 4.5 million. She was also instrumental in involving the Building Stone Institute, which provides granite countertops and exterior stone for the homes through the R.I.S.E program.
Barbara brings her business acumen, and her deep commitment to public service to charitable organizations focused on the needs of veterans. She spurred a local Middlefield, Ohio based charity, Santa’s Hide-a-Way Hollow, to add a Veteran’s Day at the North Pole event to its schedule. Disabled vets from across northeast Ohio enjoy a family picnic, fishing, haircuts, and visits with their families and Santa at a re-creation of the North Pole in Middlefield.
Her latest charitable effort for veterans is the development of the Valor Retreat. As Vice President/Vice Chairwoman of the retreat’s Board of Directors, Barbara is leading the effort to raise $2 million for the development of a 238-acre retreat in Ohio’s Hocking Hills and the construction of four handicap-accessible cabins and a lodge. The retreat will provide a free recreational facility for combat veterans, their families, and Gold Star families, offering them a tranquil environment to recover from the ravages of conflict, to heal and reconnect with nature and one another.