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Mark Scheffler to Bid Farewell
Monday, March 5, 2018

After more than twelve years of service, Leadership Akron President Mark Scheffler will be moving on from the organization later this month. Mark has accepted a position with the Timken Foundation of Canton as their new Executive Director. read more

Building Hope & a Culture of Community Engagement with Cliff Deveny, MD at February's Leadership on Main
Friday, March 2, 2018

February’s Leadership on Main featured Clifford Deveny, MD Interim President and CEO of Summa Health, and was moderated by Ken Babby, Owner & CEO of the Akron RubberDucks. When Dr. Deveny assumed the role nearly eleven months ago at Summa Health, his leadership focused on transparency, hope, and building community engagement. read more

Leadership Akron & United Way of Summit County are seeking a Co-Facilitator for Diversity on Board
Friday, February 16, 2018

Leadership Akron & United Way of Summit County are seeking a Co-Facilitator for Diversity on Board. read more

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Leader Award
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Distinguished Leader Award is the highest honor given by the Leadership Akron Alumni Association annually to a graduate of Leadership Akron. The winner is chosen based on a significant community project or achievement completed outside of one's professional job responsibility. Each year, the winner of the DLA Award travels to the regional Association of Leadership Programs conference to accept the award. read more

*NEW ENTRY Mark's Leaderlog: Five Questions to Level-Set Your Team
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Whether you’re one who makes resolutions or not, the New Year is always a good time to take stock, clarify priorities, and set goals. Here at Leadership Akron, we’ve been working through one of my favorite books on leadership, Peter Drucker’s The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. read more

Effective Community Impact with Phil Maynard at January’s Leadership on Main
Thursday, January 18, 2018

January’s Leadership on Main featured Phil Maynard of ASW Properties and was moderated by Jesse Hurst of Impel Wealth Management. Maynard leads with a genuine, authentic leadership style and preaches honesty and integrity with oneself and others. As a life trustee of Leadership Akron and a vastly active board member and chair for numerous boards, Phil whole-heartedly invests his time, talent, and treasure into modeling strong leadership in and for the Akron community. read more

New Year, New Leadership Akron Brand
Thursday, January 11, 2018

We are pleased to announce a revised Leadership Akron logo! Although it is not a significant departure from the old, this new logo is sophisticated, direct, and concise, evoking feelings of energy and empowerment while putting the organization at the center of forward moving change. read more

Leadership Akron's First Podcast Series: Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders
Thursday, January 11, 2018

After months of researching, developing, walking, and editing—we are finally pleased to announce the launch of Leadership Akron's first ever podcast series: Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders. read more

Howard Parr Talks Arts, Culture, Leadership, and Community at Leadership on Main
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Those who braved the winter’s first snowfall to attend December’s Leadership on Main were rewarded with one of the most entertaining conversations of the year. During an engaging interview with the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau’s CEO Gregg Mervis, Akron Civic Theatre director Howard Parr shared a range of insights about leadership, local culture, and community service. read more

Thanks for Celebrating the Holiday Season with Us!
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thanks to our alumni for joining us in celebrating this holiday season at our annual LAAA Holiday Party on December 7th! We had a great turn out of nearly 200 alumni from Diversity on Board, NEXT and our Signature classes. read more