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Join our team: Program Coordinator
Thursday, April 6, 2017

We are hiring a full-time program coordinator. If you know someone who would be a great addition to our team, please share this posting. read more

Applications for Signature Class 34
Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

Now taking registrations for Edge
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Presented by Torchbearers and Leadership Akron, Edge connects college interns and early career professionals to our Akron area as a place to build a life and a career. read more

Class 33 Explores Civic Leadership
Monday, March 20, 2017

Class 33 sat down with our top local leaders to discover how they define civic leadership. County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan sited collaboration as a key success factor for both the county and the city. The Class toured the Summit Lake neighborhood to see first hand how civic leadership can impact a community. read more

Joel Testa shares big ideas, big inspirations with Leadership on Main
Monday, March 13, 2017

Developer Joel Testa has big ideas for the Akron area and has become an integral part of its growth. Testa shared current and future projects, philanthropic efforts, and the importance of having a work-life balance at March’s Leadership on Main. read more

Leadership Akron: Edge - Reserve your spots for this summer program
Friday, March 10, 2017

Presented by Torchbearers and Leadership Akron, Edge connects college interns and early career professionals to our Akron community as a place to build a life and a career. read more

Chris Richardson, AxessPointe, leading for the sake of others
Thursday, February 16, 2017

A wonderful, inspiring way to start off a Wednesday morning - in a room full of Leadership Akron alumni, Class 33 members and Torchbearers for Leadership on Main, a monthly breakfast hosted by Leadership Akron and led by Akron’s change makers. Bernie Rochford ’04, Executive Vice President of Oriana House, Inc. served as the moderator for a conversation with Christopher J. Richardson, Chief Executive Officer of AxessPointe Community Health Center, Inc. read more

Steve Marks '93 - Muffin Man, Marathon Man, Idea Man
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Steve Marks made his fortune in muffins, but it could have been anything, really. Sparkling flavored water, wraps, anything. As a young adult, he was an accountant bored with his job and looking for a passion. He found it one day when he accompanied his father to a sheriff’s sale. It was his first and he really hadn’t known what to expect, but that did not stop him from bidding $5,000 on 214 South Main Street. The fact that he didn’t even have $5,000 didn’t stop him either. read more

Linda Conrad Shares Commitment to Ingenuity
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens gained a leader with a life-long passion for ingenuity in Linda Conrad, President and Executive Director since 2009. Linda shared her vast experience and expertise in team building at December’s Leadership on Main. read more

Gary Wyatt '11 shares his path of redemption, commitment and leadership
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Gary Wyatt has been on both sides of the addiction divide. Speaking to a Leadership on Main audience, the co-founder of North Hill Community House told a compelling story of personal redemption and commitment, and surprisingly to himself, leadership. read more