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 change-makers 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.   

We will hold this event virtually from 8:30am-9:15am until the Duck Club is able to host us in person.

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

Donate to Akron Public Schools - Academy of Global Marketing & Media Program in honor of Gregg Mervis

2020 Dates:

Dr. Michael Hughes, President, Summa Health System-Barberton Campus - January 29

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

Crystal Jones, Executive Director, Project Ujima - March 11

Ken Ball, Police Chief, City of Akron - April 15

Ren Camacho, President & CEO, Akron-Canton Airport - May 20

Cheryl Stephens, President & CEO, East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation - June 24

Gregg Mervis, President & CEO, Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau - July 15 

Dawn Distler, Executive Director, Metro RTA - August 19 Register Here

Deb Yandala, CEO, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park September 16 Register Here

Don Drumm, Sculptor/Owner, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery - October 21 Register Here

Steve Millard, President & CEO, Greater Akron Chamber - November 11 Register Here

Barry Dunaway, President, Leadership Akron - December 16 Register Here