2020 Recipients

PRISCILLA BERSEE, Castle Hill Associates

Priscilla Bersee is the founder of Castle Hill Associates, which has channeled over $1 million of federal spending into the northwest Ohio economy in the environmental firm’s short tenure. As a service-disabled veteran-owned and woman-owned small business owner, she brings federal funds into the local economy through her environmental contracting business, emphasizing the importance of hiring local and using small businesses.

Bersee has served our nation and our community for the last 21 years. An honorably retired US Army veteran, Bersee served as an enlisted non-commissioned officer (NCO) on two CONUS active duty mobilizations for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom as an observer / controller / trainer at Fort Drum, New York and Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Bersee serves the community as a 20-year member of the American Legion; offers expertise to support veterans, active service members, non-profits, and small businesses; as a three-year Junior Achievement instructor; a patient and family centered care volunteer; and an E-advisor for the University of Michigan Health System, where her late son was treated in 2013; and more.

Priscilla Bersee