Managing Board Memberdan@empoweruohio.org
Dan Regenold first became active in Government in 2003 when he because involved fighting Eminent Domain and helping stop it in Evendale and in Norwood, Ohio. In 2006, he was one of the founders of WeDemandAVote.com which successfully fought and stopped, by ballot Initiative, a sales tax increase in Hamilton County, Ohio that was put into place without a vote by the people WeDemand, was also successful in stopping Red Light Cameras in Hamilton County Ohio in 2008, and has served as a model for stopping Red Light Cameras across the County. Regenold spoke at the CPAC Convention in 2008 to discuss major Grassroots initiative actions across the United States.
In 2010, Regenold became one of the three leaders of a Statewide Initiative to End the Ohio Estate Tax which he calls “The Worst Estate Tax in the United States” because of its harmful impact on the Middle Class. In 2011 Ohio’s Estate Tax was repealed. The Tax Foundation called the repeal of Ohio’s Estate Tax one of the major tax accomplishments of 2011.
Regenold, during 2011 founded EmpowerUOhio.org, a Free University offered in the Greater Cincinnati area. The explicit goal of EmpowerU is to Educate * Enjoy * Engage. The University prides itself on fairness to all parties. By having the public become better educated we will get better Government and more enlighted citizens from the process. In the first five semesters of operation the EmpowerU has hosted over 100 classes.
Regenold is the owner of a picture frame manufacturing business which makes American Made Picture Frames, Frame USA, Inc. which operates with 70 employees in Springdale, Ohio. He is passionate about the arts and charitable endeavors and is a former President of the Board of Visionaries and Voices an arts organization in Cincinnati. In 2011 Frame USA was honored by Smart Business Magazine as a winner of one of the Pillar Awards for Community Service in Cincinnati Ohio for its monthly charitable giving program and for its Annual Fill the Truck Initiative. Regenold and his wife Becky live in Glendale, Ohio (and he loves the Indiana Hoosiers Basketball team!).