Mayor Timothy L. Theaker was elected Mayor of Mansfield, Ohio on November 8, 2011 obtaining 59.34% of the votes.
Prior to being elected, Mayor Theaker was Director of Facilities Management Services for MKC Associates, Inc. in Mansfield, Ohio. He began his service with MKC in 2005 where he created and developed a new division responsible for offering facility services to new and existing clients.
Theaker is a hand-on manager with over 25 years of diverse experience including information technology, marketing, procurement, contract administration, employee relations and management.
From 1979 to 2005, Theaker served in management positions with the Sprint Corporation while it was located in Mansfield. At Sprint, he gained a reputation as an innovative thinker and a leader who cared deeply about the best interests of his company and co-workers. In addition to a steady progression of promotions within Sprint management, he also earned Sprint’s Excellence Award.
Mayor Theaker believes it is important to give back to the community. His involvement on commissions and boards throughout the community is an important part of his life. He held several positions with the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program, including member of the Board of Directors. Other service included Greater Mansfield Aquatic Conference, Mansfield City Schools – Computer Advisory Team, Woodland Swim and Tennis Club, Richland County Schools – Business Advisory Committee and the Mansfield Jaycees. He currently serves on the Richland County Regional Planning Commission, the Community Corrections Board, the Richland County Solid Waste Authority, Downtown Mansfield Board, Braintree Board, the Visitors and Convention Bureau Board, MANCI/RICI Citizen’s Advisory Committee, the Richland County Youth & Family Council, North Central State College Foundation Board and the Richland Community Development Group.
Mayor Theaker is a life-long resident of Mansfield, graduating from Mansfield Senior High School in 1971. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Bowling Green State University in 1979.
Theaker and his wife Ann, who is a retired teacher from Madison Local Schools, have been married 35 years. They have two daughters who also graduated from Mansfield Senior High School. Chelsea, a graduate of Miami University, recently married Taylor Mobley and they have moved to Amsterdam. Libby, who went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, is working in the food industry and lives in New York City.