Mr. Caplinger has been a member of the PEP board since January 2003
and contributes extensive knowledge about public entities through his
experience as City Manager for Springfield, Ohio; Kalamazoo, Michigan;
Troy, New York; and New Carlisle, Ohio. Additional professional
experience includes serving as President for one college and one
university, and representing four foundations. He is currently a Legal
and Management Consultant.
Mr. Caplinger holds a J.D. from The Ohio State University, College
of Law, and a B.A. in political science and speech, also from The Ohio
State University. Additionally, Mr. Caplinger is an active member of his
local community and serves as Executive Vice President for North Hill
Apartments, Inc. He is a board member for the Joseph Fletcher Lawyers
Conference of the Leon P. Loechler Foundation and the County Extension
When Mr. Caplinger is not participating in his civic and
professional commitments, he enjoys furthering the work of his late
wife, Carol, a master gardener and expert on native and invasive plants.
He is the father of three children and four grandchildren. Mr.
Caplinger's interests include traveling, investing, researching family
history, and writing.