|Winget retiring from BBB|
|Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:23 AM|
LIMA — After nearly 20 years as president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving West Central Ohio, Neil Winget has announced he is retiring.
Winget came to Lima in late 1976 as the morning news reporter for WIMA and T-102 radio. He left WIMA in 1989 and worked for the Lima Area Chamber of Commerce for the next five years as the communications director.
He came on board at the BBB in 1994 and has remained there ever since.
“I took the position at the BBB because in looking at the duties needed to perform the job, I realized they fit every thing else I had done in life. I had been in the retail business, worked in industry, broadcasting, and public relations,” Winget aid. “All of the skills I learned in these areas came in very handy at the BBB.”
He also said he expected to be at the BBB for about 10 years and then retire, but that 10 turned into nearly 20.
“It’s the best job I ever had because it was a way I could help people in a very direct way,” he said.
Winget’s retirement will take effect on July 31. He will be replaced by the current BBB Branch Manager, Cheryl Parson, who has been with the BBB since 1996. Her new title will be president of the BBB, West Central Ohio Branch.