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. 

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 - POSTPONED

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

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

No session All-Star Break - July

Dawn Distler, Executive Director, Metro RTA - August 19

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

Artist Panel - October 21

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

Barry Dunaway, President, Leadership Akron - December 16