Feature Welcome JesseIntroducing Jesse M Stock, our new Executive Director at Partners for Clean Streams! We are thrilled to have him on board to further the PCS mission of clean, clear, and safe water.

Jesse brings over twenty years of nonprofit experience to the role, spanning critical areas of operation including fundraising, grantmaking, leadership development, volunteer management, human resources, marketing and communications, and program delivery. His extensive career in the nonprofit sector includes roles at organizations such as the American Red Cross, Athens County Board of Development Disabilities, St. Vincent Family Centers, and COSI.

Since moving to Northwest Ohio, Jesse has been fostering connections and meaningful philanthropy throughout the Toledo area as a Philanthropic Services Officer at the Greater Toledo Community Foundation and most recently as the Director for Donor Relations at Zepf Center. Through active participation in Rotary and Leadership Toledo, as a board member for the local arm of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, and as a volunteer soccer coach at the East Toledo Family Center, Jesse has been able to connect meaningfully throughout the community by connecting with local changemakers and exploring opportunities for positive impact. He shares that one of his favorite local projects included work he did to help make the Glass City River Wall a reality. 

Jesse has long been an engaged community member and citizen, spearheading cleanup efforts as a member of the board at Friends of Strouds Run, and as a consulting participant in the development of the Baileys Trail System, a bike trail in Wayne National Forest. A native of southeast Ohio, Jesse has long been committed to taking good care of the beautiful land surrounding his hometown of Athens, Ohio. This longtime understanding of the value of preserving and protecting our outdoor spaces and natural resources made him eager to continue this work in the role here with Partners for Clean Streams. 

Before making his home in Perrysburg, Jesse led community grantmaking efforts and a leadership program at the Athens County Foundation. Through his role, he inspired philanthropy and service, dispelled stereotypes about the southeast Ohio region, and convened discussions meant to help community members develop solutions to community concerns. Jesse’s journey is woven with threads of dedication, community, and unwavering commitment to serving communities.

Jesse’s passion for service extends beyond his professional endeavors. With over 22 years of military service, including two tours in Afghanistan and recognition as a double Bronze Star recipient, he has managed complex missions and supervised teams with precision and excellence, earning praise for managing multi-million-dollar operations. He was able to keep grounded in its purpose to stabilize a region and found meaning in making sawdust blocks, so people did not burn trash to stay warm at night. While overseas, he also collected school supplies and soccer balls to distribute to kids in the area.

In addition to his professional and military achievements, Jesse is a devoted family man and lifelong athlete. A high school runner, Jesse has continued to engage in running, cycling, and soccer – and he often credits soccer for providing him a community no matter where he is. He enjoys coaching and refereeing soccer, as well as spending time with his wife, Robin, and their two children, Alia (21) and London (17). Through family, Jesse finds joy in the simple moments of life.

Though he was born and raised in Athens, Ohio, Jesse was no stranger to shores of Lake Michigan. His love for northern Michigan is now more than four decades long, and he enjoys annual trips to his family’s century-old cabin on the shores of Crystal Lake in Frankfort, Michigan. The move to Perrysburg put him three hours closer to the place he most loves. There, he has taught his children to fish in the crystal-clear waters by the cottage, and to hunt Petoskey stones on the shores of the big lake – a pastime at which he joyfully competes against his voracious rockhound family members. 

With a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Franklin University and ongoing studies towards a graduate degree in business administration, Jesse combines his academic background with real-world experience to drive positive change and efficiency in every endeavor he undertakes. As Jesse assumes the role of Executive Director at Partners for Clean Streams, his passion, leadership, and commitment serve as a reminder that we can all play a role in a brighter tomorrow. 

Join us in welcoming Jesse Stock, an invaluable addition to the PCS team!