NORTHEAST OHIO — Bath resident Timothy Fitzwater, retired president and chief executive officer of National City Bank’s Northeast Region, has joined the Northeast Ohio Sourcing Office (NEO|SO) Board of Directors. Launched in 2005, NEO|SO is a council of governments that is a vehicle for Northeast Ohio’s governmental entities to aggregate their purchasing power to save time and money, avoid costs and enhance service levels. NEO|SO’s membership encompasses 42 governments across six counties. Fitzwater serves on the boards of the Summit County United Way, Akron Community Foundation and Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, among others. NEO|SO’s other board members include Chairman Georgine Welo, mayor of South Euclid; Bill Allman, founder of AllVentures LLC and associate vice president of Edward Luttner Associates; Michael Ciaravino, mayor of Maple Heights; Howard “Hoby” Hanna, IV, president and chief operating officer of Howard Hanna Smythe Cramer; Daniel Klimas, president and chief executive officer of LNB Bancorp Inc. and Lorain National Bank; and James Mason, retired vice president for Public and Community Affairs for Eaton Corp. For details, call (216) 581-6200 or visit neoso.org.