Mr. Vlasho’s career as an Executive has span 50 years in positions with Fortune 400 corporations, and privately owned companies. In addition he is an entrepreneur with practical small business experience. Mr. Vlasho is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). In 1982 he was elected President of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), the world’s leading management accounting organization. Mr. Vlasho has devoted his time over the last 50 years to many civic and community organizations and affairs in the communities in which he has resided.
Retired/Independent Consultant – The Vlasho Group Inc 1990-Current
Rimaco Corp, Naples, Florida (Vergina Restaurant in Naples).
Vice President 1990 – Current
Gold Bond Ice Cream Inc, Green Bay, Wisconsin (Large Privately Owned Company) 1984 – 1989
Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer – 1986 – 1989
Hobart Corporation, Troy, Ohio (Fortune 400 Company) 1959 – 1984
Vice-President and Controller – 1980 – 1984
In 2007 he was honored by Macedonia when he was appointed Honorary Consul for the Republic of Macedonia to The United States of America. The Consul Office in Naples was officially opened in February, 2008.
In 2008 Mr. Vlasho was presented the degree of Chevalier’s (Commander’s) Cross by the International Order of Saint Stanislas of Macedonia for charitable service. The formal ceremony took place in Kiev, Ukraine
Born in Canton, Ohio
In 2008 Timken High School honored Lou with the Distinguished Alumnus award
Graduate of Ohio University: Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major Accounting – 1959
Awarded CMA, Certified Management Accountant Certificate in 1975
Ohio University –-Awarded Distinguished Service Award in 2001
Editor, A Guide for Management Accounting (Cost
Accountants Handbook), 1983, published by John Wiley & Sons
Listed in Outstanding Young Men in America
Listed in Outstanding Financial Executives
Honored as Troy Ohio Outstanding Young Man of the Year 1968
Beta Alpha Psi, Kent State University, Honorary Member 1983
Collier County, Florida, Current Business Champions 2007
Honored as The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year 2007
Honored by Collier County Education Foundation as Man Of Distinction (MOD) 2008
Was a regular contributor to Professional Journals
Over the years has been actively involved in numerous professional and Civic organizations. Including among others:
President Troy Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Chairman of the Miami County Ohio Heart Association
President of the Troy Ohio Junior Chamber of Commerce
Trustee Edison State Community College, Governor of Ohio appointee
Seven years as President of the Pelican Bay, Naples, Florida, Association Presidents Council
Four year term on the Pelican Bay Services Division, Chairman for over three years
Currently serving as:
*Past President/Chairman of the Greater Naples Better Government Committee. Continues to serve on the Board.
*Vice Chairman of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Board
*Past Vice Chairman Council for International Visitors in Collier (CIVIC)
*Co-Founder and past President of The Republicans Men’s Club of Collier County
* Past Vice Chairman of the Board of The Boys and Girls Club of Collier County
* Past Chairman of the City of Naples Community Redevelopment Advisory Board. Continues to serve on the Board.
*Served on Collier County Sheriff’s Innovation (Advisory) Committee
*Past Board of Directors Marco Island YMCA 2006-2007
*Board of Directors Naples Art Association
*Past Vice Chairman Naples Downtown Association
*Active in the affairs of Fifth Avenue, and in local, state and national public policy and political affairs
*He is a member of The North Naples United Methodist Church.
*For several years has been actively involved with the National Prayer Breakfast, held in Washington DC, and was instrumental in establishing the Greater Balkans Luncheon held during NPB week. Along with Ohio Senator Voinovich, he Co-Chairs this now annual luncheon. Annually 100 individuals, from through out the Balkan area, attend the luncheon.
Mr. Vlasho has been a full time resident of Naples area since 1989. He and his wife, Pat, reside in Pelican Bay. Previously he resided in Canton, Ohio, his birthplace, Troy, Ohio for 25 years and Green Bay, Wisconsin for 4 years.
Lou has two sons, Vince a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, who lives in the Washington DC area with his wife and two daughters, and Steve, a graduate of The Ohio State University, who lives in the Los Angeles area. His first wife of 38 years, Jan, is deceased.