Leadership Akron - Two New Directors!

Friday, October 16, 2020

For:                 IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               

Contact:         Barry Dunaway, President, Leadership Akron, bdunaway@leadershipakron.org, 330.436.5291


AKRON, OH (Oct. 16, 2020) – Leadership Akron is pleased to announce the following additions to its Board of Directors effective on Oct. 2, 2020.

 Deniela “Dee” Williams, Executive Assistant, Division of COVID Response, Summit County Executive’s Office

As a leader in the community, Williams is sensitive and passionately driven to promote diversity and inclusion, especially as it relates to issues of race, education, and economic class. To this end, she works with various community organizations and serves on committees that advocate for equity in health, housing, education, employment, and business.

Justin Hilton, Kent State University Senior Administrator for Community Outreach

In his role at Kent State, Hilton curates community relationships, resources and initiatives to execute and advance the missions and vision of the President and the University at large. He has continually augmented his professional career as a motivational speaker, an artist, and by serving on boards for schools, universities, businesses, associations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations.

 “We’re pleased to welcome both Dee and Justin to our dynamic Board of Directors,” states Barry Dunaway, president of Leadership Akron. “They both have been actively engaged with Leadership Akron since completing the Signature Program, and we’re thrilled to be able to leverage their experiences and expertise as we work to serve as a catalyst to create equitable and inclusive workplaces, organizations and neighborhoods.”

Since 1984, Leadership Akron has equipped participants for more effective community involvement and leadership. In addition to its Signature Program, Leadership Akron also offers Junior Leadership Akron, Diversity on Board, NEXT, and other Community Leadership Institutes.

 For more information about Leadership Akron, visit its website at Leadershipakron.org.

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