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Core 34 Explores Akron's Arts & Culture Scene
Friday, December 8, 2017

This month Class 34 explored the Arts & Culture scene in the city of Akron, as well as some of the hidden gems located in downtown Barberton. Thanks to our Arts & Culture Day committee Theron Brown '17, Brenda Cummins '07, Jon Fiume '06, Gailmarie K. Fort '17, and Sylvia Trundle '09, for putting together an awesome day that touched on history, music, theatre, dance and contemporary art in our community. read more

Read Family Honored with Read Family Difference Maker Award
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

On Monday, November 13, the Leadership Akron Board of Trustees and the Leadership Akron Alumni Association Board members joined partners in honoring the Read family with the Read Family Difference Maker Award site dedication. read more

Learning Communities Cross the Finish Line
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

In the past two weeks, we've graduated numerous participants for our Fall series of Leadership Akron programs. Thank you to all who supported these participants along their journey's including: employers, speakers, sponsors, and those who hosted our programs at their organizations/venues. read more

November Leadership on Main: Prevention, Compassion Drive Jerry Craig’s Work at ADM Board
Friday, November 10, 2017

November’s Leadership on Main featured Jerry Craig, Executive Director of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADM) Board, moderated by Dave Rich—a member of Torchbearers and Director of Community Health at United Way of Summit County. read more

Driving Transformational Change through Servant Leadership: Matthew Wilson at Leadership on Main
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October’s Leadership on Main featured President Matthew Wilson of The University of Akron, who discussed the transformational changes happening at the University through his servant leadership. The conversation was moderated by Margaret Matejkovic ’95 of Kastner, Westman, & Wilkins LLC. read more

Building Community by Building Trails: Dan Rice at Leadership on Main
Thursday, September 21, 2017

September’s Leadership on Main featured Dan Rice ‘99, President and CEO of the Ohio and Erie Canal Way Coalition, moderated by Suzie Graham ‘13, President of the Downtown Akron Partnership. read more

Tony O'Leary of AMHA reflects on his journey, vision, and the state of public housing in Akron
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

On August 9th, Tony O'Leary, Executive Director of The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, shared insights with an audience of nearly 100 gathered for Leadership on Main. Bernett Williams of Akron Children's Hospital, a Class 15 graduate and Vice Chair of Leadership Akron’s board, moderated the discussion with O’Leary, walking through his journey, vision and his view of the state of public housing in Akron and around the country. read more

2017 Progressive Akron: Akron by Design
Thursday, August 3, 2017

On July 29, 2017, Leadership Akron grads spent a night out on the town, while reconnecting with fellow alumni. The 6th Annual Progressive Akron: Akron by Design, gave our graduates a look at three unique Akron venues designed to inspire hope, history and creativity. read more

Sadie Winlock Shares Vision for Akron Urban League at Leadership on Main
Friday, May 12, 2017

On May 3, Leadership on Main welcomed Dr. Sadie Winlock, President & CEO of the Akron Urban League for an engaging dialogue moderated by Chris Yuhasz, Director of Strategic Engagement, AMHA. Winlock is a gifted leader and a visionary who gets things done. She is a masterful story teller, and attendees of Leadership on Main benefitted from this gift. read more

Ron Kopp discusses importance of expanding your limits, Leadership on Main
Monday, April 24, 2017

This story is about broadening one’s horizons. More specifically, extending the boundaries of one’s impact, when you know that you like to be around people, help others, and problem-solve. Ron Kopp, a Partner at Roetzel & Andress and current President of the Ohio State Bar Association, shared his story at the Duck Club in April for the Leadership Akron Alumni Association’s Leadership on Main series. read more