Leadership on Main


A monthly speaker series Generously sponsored by the Akron RubberDucks. 

Come join us for breakfast the second Wednesday of each month, as we bring in Akron’s changemakers for a moderated leadership conversation. In the spirit of life-long learning, by capturing insights from our featured speakers, Leadership Akron alumni will be better informed about our community and be inspired for further engagement.   

Exclusively for Members of the Leadership Akron Alumni Association, current Signature, NEXT and Diversity on Board Class participants, and Torchbearers. 

REMAINING 2019 Dates:

October 16th - Featuring Theron Brown, Professor of Jazz Piano, Kent State University

November - No session due to Lieberth Community Vision Award breakfast on 11/14/19

December 11th - Featuring Malcolm Costa, President & CEO, Community Action, Akron Summit

2020 Dates:

*Please check back to see a complete list of confirmed speakers for the 2020 calendar year.*

January 22nd - TBD

February 19th - Featuring Madhu Sharma, Executive Director, International Institute of Akron

March 11th - Featuring Crystal Jones, Executive Director, Project Ujima

April 15th - TBD

May 20th - TBD

June 17th - Featuring Cheryl Stephens, President & CEO, East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation

July - No session

August 19th - Featuring Dawn Distler, Executive Director, Metro RTA

September 16th - TBD

October 21st - Artist Panel

November 11th - Featuring Steve Millard, President & CEO, Greater Akron Chamber

December 16th - Featuring Barry Dunaway, President, Leadership Akron