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Welcome New Board Members, Paul N. Catania and Betsy L.B. Hartschuh
Monday, July 2, 2018

Leadership Akron is excited to welcome new board members, Paul N. Cantania of Oswald Companies, and Betsy Bare Hartschuh of Witschey Witschey & Firestine Co., LPA. We look forward to new ideas, passion, and perspectives these individuals will bring to Leadership Akron. read more

Leadership Akron Announces Signature Class 35
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Leadership Akron has selected a class of 40 leaders for its 2018/2019 Signature Program. With nearly 90 qualified applicants annually, the selection process is especially competitive. The class includes participants from greater Akron’s business, government, and nonprofit sectors. Since 1984, Leadership Akron has inspired participants to advance their involvement and impact as community leaders. read more

*SPECIAL EDITION* Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders featuring Mark Scheffler
Friday, June 22, 2018

In the special edition of Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders, former Leadership Akron president, Mark Scheffler, joins host Justin Hilton at Summit Metro Parks Clinton Trailhead, which extends from Summit County through Stark County. Mark’s transition to Executive Director of the Timken Foundation offers an opportunity to look back on his nearly thirteen-year career at Leadership Akron. read more

Leadership Akron hires Ratliff & Taylor for President search
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Leadership Akron has retained executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor to assist the search committee in selecting the organization’s next President. This March, previous President, Mark Scheffler departed to become the Executive Director of the Timken Foundation. Since that time, the organization has been led by Wendy Bolas, Interim President. read more

Leadership Akron names recipients of 2018 Read Family Difference Maker Award
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Leadership Akron Alumni Association has named Laura Culp, Ron Kopp, Kyle Kutuchief, Amanda Leffler, and Brian Pollak as this year’s recipients of its Read Family Difference Maker Award. The Read Family Difference Maker Award honors an individual(s) who have been instrumental in expanding the scope and impact of Leadership Akron’s mission and work. read more

Robert W. Malone named recipient of 2018 Lieberth Community Vision Award
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Akron, OH – Leadership Akron has named Robert W. Malone, Chairman of Business Law Practice Group at Buckingham, Doolittle and Burroughs, LLC as the recipient of this year’s Lieberth Community Vision Award. read more

Charles Johnston of the Akron FBI "Leading Where You Are" at April’s Leadership on Main
Friday, April 20, 2018

April’s Leadership on Main featured Charles “Charlie” Johnston, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent at the FBI Akron office and was moderated by Bill Fairweather, retired CIA. Johnston’s leadership style focuses on "leading where you are" and recognizing and developing strengths in those he leads. read more

Betsy Hartschuh to Receive Distinguished Leader Award
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Leadership Akron Alumni Association has named Betsy Hartschuh this year’s recipient of its Distinguished Leader Award. The award recognizes a graduate(s) of Leadership Akron who has contributed to a specific issue or cause in the community in an extraordinary and significant way. read more

March Leadership on Main: The Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Era of Leadership with David Jennings
Friday, March 30, 2018

March's Leadership on Main featured David Jennings, recently retired Director of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, and was moderated by Laura Ofobike, retired Chief Editorial Writer for the Akron Beacon Journal. Jennings’ journey as a leader began in college where he yearned for a career that would make a difference in his community. read more

Now Accepting Applications for Class 35!
Monday, March 19, 2018

Leadership Akron is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Signature Program Class 35. Leadership Akron’s Signature Program is the Akron community’s foremost leadership experience, preparing participants for heightened involvement and leadership in the community. read more