Leadership on Main

Each month we invite Members of the Leadership Akron Alumni Association, current Signature, NEXT and Diversity on Board Class participants, and Torchbearers, to start off their day learning from the experiences and perspectives of an Akron changemaker.  Attendees enjoy breakfast at the Rubber Duck Club, as moderator explores the key themes and events that have shaped the guest's leadership journey. Then, audience members get to guide the conversation in a closing Q&A session.

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Episode 4: David Jennings
Friday, March 30, 2018

March’s Leadership on Main featured David Jennings, retired Director of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. In our LOM Bonus Feature Jennings reflects on the value he places on serving the community, both is his work for ASCPL and on many of Akron’s boards. read more

Episode 3: Cliff Deveny, MD
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

February’s Leadership on Main featured Cliff Deveny, MD of Summa Health. Dr. Deveny’s leadership focuses on building hope and a culture of community engagement, but the number one priority is calming the environment to help the community develop confidence with Summa Health as an organization. read more

Episode 2: Phil Maynard
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January's Leadership on Main featured Phil Maynard of ASW Properties. Maynard intentionally leads for the sake of the Akron community, with a genuine, authentic leadership style. read more

Episode 1: Howard Parr
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

At December's Leadership on Main, Howard Parr spoke about the Akron Civic Theatre and how he uses their platform to build community. In this bonus feature, Howard Parr addresses questions about the emphasis on locally sourced groups and productions, the evolution of Parr's leadership style, upcoming Civic projects, and challenges facing the Civic today. Parr also addresses a compelling question explored by Class 34 on their Arts & Culture Day: Why do the arts matter? read more