Joseph J. Koester
The Kenton County Judge-Executive appointed Joe Koester to the NKWD Board of Commissioners for the first time in September 1999. He was most recently appointed to an additional four-year term running from June 23, 2020, through July 31, 2024.
The Board voted in January 2023 for Mr. Koester to serve as Chair for a one-year term. Mr. Koester has served six previous one-year terms as Chair, four one-year terms as Secretary, three one-year terms as Treasurer, and two one-year terms as Vice-Chair.
Joe Koester is retired president of Herzog Jewelers in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and the Gemological Institute of America.
In addition to providing top-quality jewelry and service, Koester also is very involved in the Northern Kentucky community. His current involvement includes:
Koester also has served previous terms as:
Fred A. Macke, Jr.
The Campbell County Judge-Executive appointed Fred A. Macke, Jr. to the NKWD Board of Commissioners for the first time in September 2004. He was most recently appointed to an additional four-year term running from June 17, 2020, through August 26, 2024.
The Board voted in January 2023 for Mr. Macke to serve as Vice-Chair for a one-year term. Mr. Macke has served three previous one-year terms as Vice-Chair, four one-year terms as Chair, six one-year terms as Secretary, and one term as Treasurer.
Fred Macke was born and raised in Northern Kentucky. He is a Brokerage Senior Vice President with Colliers International. As Brokerage Senior Vice President, he is responsible for the leasing and sale of office and office/warehouse buildings throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Because of his vast experience, Fred is often consulted by local media representatives on issues relating to the local commercial real estate market.
Mr. Macke is very active in the Northern Kentucky Community. Some of his community involvement includes:
Jody R. Lange, CPA, CGMA
The Kenton County Judge-Executive appointed Jody R. Lange to the NKWD Board of Commissioners on September 10, 2019, to a four-year term running through August 28, 2023.
The Board voted in January 2023 for Ms. Lange to serve as Secretary for a one-year term. Ms. Lange previously served a one-year term as Secretary and two one-year terms as Treasurer.
Jody Lange is Accounting Manager for Used-Car-Parts.com, Inc. in Fort Wright, Kentucky. She is a graduate of Thomas More College, holding bachelor's degrees in Accountancy and International Studies, as well as an Associate degree in Spanish.
In addition, Ms. Lange has the following licenses and affiliations:
Douglas C. Wagner, CDT
The Campbell County Judge-Executive appointed Douglas C. Wagner to the NKWD Board of Commissioners for the first time in July 2002. He was most recently appointed for an additional four-year term running July 21, 2021, through August 26, 2025.
The Board voted in January 2023 for Mr. Wagner to serve as Treasurer for a one-year term. Mr. Wagner has served six one-year terms as Chair, four one-year terms as Vice-Chair, five one-year terms as Treasurer, and one term as Secretary.
Doug Wagner was born and raised in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He is the owner and operator of Weber Dental Laboratory, Inc. in Fort Thomas, a company he has owned for over 40 years. Wagner received National Certification in Dental Technology in 1979.
Wagner is very active in his community. His involvement includes:
Gary E. Holland
The Kenton County Judge Executive appointed Gary E. Holland to the NKWD Board of Commissioners on August 29, 2023, to a four-year term running through August 28, 2027.
Mr. Holland, a native of Independence and graduate of Simon Kenton High School, has carved an impressive path as a restauranteur, developer, and CEO. Starting with a foundation in accounting (TMU) and later transitioning to law (NKU), he joined DBL Law where he adeptly balanced the roles of controller, law student and then attorney. This diverse background laid the foundation for his role as Founder and CEO of One Holland Corporation, an expansive restaurant enterprise encompassing more than 50 establishments, including the renowned Greyhound Tavern.
Holland's commitment to his local roots is evident as his headquarters are located in the Northern Kentucky city of Taylor Mill where he continues to guide his businesses and contribute to the Northern Kentucky community. Gary resides in Lakeside Park with his wife, Heidi and their three children.
Nicholas E. Winnike
The Kenton County Judge-Executive appointed Nicholas E. Winnike to the NKWD Board of Commissioners on September 28, 2021, to a four-year term running through August 28, 2025.
Mr. Winnike retired in December 2019, as a vice president of Jacobs Engineering after a 40-year career, including 38 years with CH2M HILL, followed by 2 years with Jacobs Engineering, which acquired CH2M HILL in 2017. He was a licensed Professional Engineer in Kentucky and several other states, and his area of practice was municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. Winnike has served as project manager on challenging assignments across the Tri-State region including leadership of designs at each of the three Northern Kentucky Water District treatment plants.
He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering and from the University of California, Davis where he received an M.S. Degree in Environmental Engineering.
In addition, Mr. Winnike is active in his community and has the following affiliations: