2017 Recipients

KATIE YARDER, My Resource Library

Katie Yarder is the director of marketing for My Resource Library (MRL), where her design talents were quickly put to use as she led MRL through its first major rebranding initiative. She also owns NeverBlink LLC, a commercial design and photography company.

Yarder has a history in commercial design in which her portfolio includes custom designs and space planning for the Hershey Company, AAA of NW Ohio, and Wendy’s Corporate offices, to name a few. She has studied fine arts at Miami University and pursued knowledge of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) concepts and earned certification as a LEED Accredited Professional.

Yarder is a Downtown Perrysburg Inc. board secretary and serves on the membership, marketing / sponsorship, and strategic planning committees; a member of EPIC Toledo; a Silverback Society Member / Ambassador for the Toledo Zoo; chaired the event design team for Zoo-To-Do; and is coordinating a 48-hour series of health / wellness events which will engage over 1,500 students and adults in the region.

Katie Yarder