Bruce Langner, Bexley's economic development director, is among the 14 candidates who have submitted applications to be Canal Winchester's fifth economic development director.

Bruce Langner, Bexley's economic development director, is among the 14 candidates who have submitted applications to be Canal Winchester's fifth economic development director.

The position opened up in the past month when Chris Strayer announced he had accepted a post with the Ohio Department of Development, which is undergoing a privatization process promoted by Gov. John Kasich.

Langner, a Westerville resident, earned a master's degree in city and regional planning from Ohio State University.

Langner had no comment on the Canal Winchester job when contacted by ThisWeek Bexley.

Other applicants are:

Skip Allman, Mansfield, until May 11, executive director of the United Way of Richland County. He studied journalism at the University of Oklahoma. Benjamin Amick, Gahanna, until May, funding specialist for Bird Houk consultants. He earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Akron.Gary M. Beggrow, Marietta, Ga., until March 2011, manager with Bee Line Aligning Service. He attended Ohio Dominican University, studying business administration. James Carmean, Columbus, former administrative aide for the Ohio House of Representatives. He earned a master's degree in public administration from Ohio State University. Susan E. Crotty, Obetz, former development services director for the city of Pickerington. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Ohio State. Eric T. Fischer, Gahanna, development planner for the city of Powell. He earned a master's degree in city and regional planning from Ohio State University Brent T. Foley, Canal Winchester, operating principal, TRIAD Architects. He earned a master of architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati. Scott Fulton, Canal Winchester, planner with the Franklin County Economic Development and Planning Department. He earned a master's degree in geography from the University of Toledo. Lucas Haire, Columbus, development director for the city of Reynoldsburg. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in geography from Ohio State. Sean M. Robare, Canal Winchester, project manager for Woda Construction Inc. He attended Kent State University to study architecture and structural engineering. Carmen Sauer, Columbus, director of development, Corpus Christi and St. Ladislas Catholic churches. Evan Scurti, Ashland, director of the Ashland Area Council for Economic Development. He earned a master's degree in city and regional planning from Ohio State University. Jim Smallwood, Pickerington, has energy and utility experience with Owens Corning and other firms. He earned a master's degree in business administration from Clemson University.