Leadership on Main Bonus Features

Following Leadership on Main, a Leadership Akron podcast host will ask the featured Leadership on Main guest speaker five additional questions that were not answered during the breakfast discussion to give our listeners an exclusive offering you'll only be able to find through the Leadership Akron podcast.

Join us to hear the Leadership on Main speakers share their passion for the Akron community!

Episode 18: County Executive Ilene Shapiro
Friday, June 21, 2019

June’s Leadership on Main featured Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro. In this episode, Ilene sits down with Laurie Zuckerman of Zuckerman Consulting Group, Inc., to share her journey from small business owner to County Executive. read more

Episode 17: Justin Hilton
Thursday, May 23, 2019

May’s Leadership on Main featured Justin Hilton, Senior Administrator for Community Outreach at Kent State University, and was moderated by his fellow Leadership Akron Signature Class 27 classmate, Sherry Neubert Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. In this episode, Justin Hilton recapped his life’s journey to success as he shared his primary sources of motivation and how he chose to redesign his life. read more

Episode 16: Melissa Gerney
Friday, April 26, 2019

April’s Leadership on Main featured Melissa Gerney, Detention Superintendent of Summit County Juvenile Court. Melissa joins Danny Zampelli, Retired Captain of the Akron Police Department, to discuss her path to at-risk youth leadership and how she is able to successfully lead and manage her team to effectively engage with the juveniles under their supervision. read more

Episode 15: David Lieberth
Thursday, March 28, 2019

March’s Leadership on Main marked the first live recording of a Leadership on Main event, featuring David Lieberth, President of Lieberth Consulting Group. In this episode, Dave sits down with Stephanie York, Vice President and In-House Counsel at Hennes Communications, as they discuss Dave’s long list of life and career achievements. read more

Episode 14: Dr. Michael Forbes
Friday, March 8, 2019

February’s Leadership on Main featured Dr. Michael Forbes, Director of Clinical Research & Outcome Analytics at Akron Children’s Hospital, and was moderated by Rev. Ronald Fowler, Former Pastor of Arlington Church of God. In this episode, Dr. Forbes joins Rev. Fowler to discuss Dr. Forbes’ journey from poverty in Brooklyn, New York to medical school at University of Pittsburgh, finally landing in Akron, Ohio to pursue pediatric critical care research. read more

Episode 13: Doug Weintraub
Thursday, January 17, 2019

January’s Leadership on Main featured Doug Weintraub, CEO at Bounce Innovation Hub. In this episode, Doug sits down with Leadership Akron President Barry Dunaway as they discuss the opportunities Bounce Innovation Hub brings to the Akron area for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and the community. read more

Episode 12: Traci Buckner
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

December’s Leadership on Main featured Traci Buckner, Executive Director of the Akron Children’s Museum. Traci joins Barry Dunaway, the new President of LeadershipAkron for a conversation around the intentionality of community throughout the museum exhibits, and Traci’s career trajectory that led her to lead Akron’s first children’s museum. read more

Episode 11: Eric Nelson
Thursday, November 15, 2018

November’s Leadership on Main featured Eric Nelson, Executive Director of Students With A Goal (SWAG). In this episode, Eric sits down with Wendy Bolas to share his passion for youth development in the Akron community. Eric expresses the importance of lessons he’s learned through his faith, and overcoming life’s challenges with hard work and perseverance. read more

Episode 10: Patrick Bravo
Friday, October 26, 2018

October’s Leadership on Main featured Patrick Bravo, Executive Director of Summit County Land Bank and President of the Akron Public School Board. In this episode, Patrick sits down with Wendy Bolas to discuss the challenges and successes of Akron Public Schools. read more

Episode 9: Doug Piekarz
Thursday, September 27, 2018

September’s Leadership on Main featured Doug Piekarz, President & CEO of the Akron Zoo. In this episode, Doug sits down with Stephanie York of Hennes Communications, as they explore Doug’s passion for inspiring lifelong learning and nature conservation. read more