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Our Mission for the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) is to improve the quality of life for Jackson, Pike, Ross, and Scioto Counties through economic diversification, development of underutilized land and facilities on the Department Of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site, and continued support of local industry.


Our Vision is to be a permanent community partner, catalyzing economic development and promoting cooperation in the four county region.

Board Members:

Ted Wheeler – Pike County 
Ted West – Scioto Township 
Ryan Clemmons – Seal Township
Dan Minter – Pike County
Herman Potter – Steel Workers Union
Paul Davis – Guards Union 
Larry Scaggs – City of Waverly
Tony Montgomery- Pike County
Mike Payton – Scioto County
Tammy Eallonardo – Ross County
Turm Helton – Pike County Matt Snider – Centrus
Robert Horton – Scioto County
Jody Crabtree – Pike County
Carlton Cave – Scioto County
Tom Woltz – Jackson County


Steve L. Shepherd – Executive Director
Kevin Shoemaker – In-House Counsel
Donna Carson – Administrative Assistant

Contact Us

3930 US Highway 23 South
Piketon, Ohio 45661
Mailing: P.O. Box 517
Piketon, Ohio 45661
​Tel: 740-222-2668 (Steve) or 614-327-3391 (Kevin)