Molly Karn, Jeff Pedro Jr. join The Foundation Board of Directors

The Piqua Community Foundation welcomed Molly Karn and Jeff Pedro Jr. to the Board of Directors as the organization’s Life Trustees elected him at the annual meeting on November 14.

Their service began immediately, as they each fill an unexpired Director term. Molly’s term will conclude on December 31, 2024, and Jeff’s term will conclude on December 31, 2025.

Molly Karn

Molly Karn is originally from Springfield, where she was born and raised. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Dayton and worked in outside sales and recruiting before finding her dream job in Human Resources. In 2011, she joined ITW and started with the Food Equipment Segment, before transferring to the Welding Segment in 2016. Currently, she serves as the HR Director at Hobart Filler Metals.

Molly and her husband, Ryan Karn, who works as an school resource officer at Newton School, live in the Piqua area with their three children and two dogs. Her children attend Piqua Catholic School and actively participate in many local sports. Molly is always on the go with friends and family, but she also likes to spend time reading, cooking or taking walks. She is the Champion for the United Way at Hobart Filler Metals and has been serving on the Board of Directors for the United Way for the past three years.

Jeff Pedro Jr.

Jeff Pedro Jr. was born in Massillon and raised in Kettering. He graduated from Wright State University with an Organizational Leadership degree and focus on International Business. He has worked at United Parcel Service for 25 years, where he manages logistics projects for small businesses all over southern Ohio. Jeff and his wife, Emily, moved to Piqua in 2022 and are in the midst of rehabbing a 170-year-old home in the Piqua-Caldwell Historical District. They both enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and walking around downtown Piqua on sunny days with their retired greyhound, Phoebe.

In addition, Jeff is a co-owner of Crooked Handle Brewing Company with locations in Piqua and Springboro. He is also an operating shareholder of Sim-trainer Indoor Range and Training Center in Moraine, managing bookkeeping and strategic business initiatives. Jeff has taken a leadership role in a variety of projects for nonprofit organizations around the Dayton area, like Agape for Youth, United Way of Greater Dayton and Springboro Optimist Club.

See the full Piqua Community Foundation Board of Directors list here: