Board of Directors

Greater Akron Chamber 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Bill Albrecht
Regional Vice-President, LOCALiQ & Akron Beacon Journal

Ken Babby

Owner & CEO Akron RubberDucks

Elizabeth Z. Bartz

President and CEO State and Federal Communications

Samuel L. Belcher

Senior Vice President & President FirstEnergy Utilities

Julie Brandle

President, Metis Construction Services, LLC

Nicholas V. Browning
President Akron Region, Huntington Bank

Timothy M. Burke

President Eastern Ohio Market, KeyBank, NA

Whitt Butler

Akron Office, Managing Partner Ernst & Young, LLP

Nicholas Buzzelli

Senior Vice President, Commercial Middle Market Team Leader Fifth Third Bank

Ren Camacho

CEO and President Akron- Canton Airport

S. Theresa Carter

President Synthomer Foundation

Steven M. Charles
Vice President, Product Development
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operation

Shon Christy
Founder and President Shon Christy Social Media

Laura B. Culp
Partner/Tax Services Sikich, LLP

Cliff T. Deveny, MD
President & CEO Summa Health

Todd Diacon, PhD
President
Kent State University

Romona Davis
Vice President, Senior SBA Business Development Officer
Huntington Bank

Steven A. Dimengo
Partner, Buckingham, Doolittle&BurroughsLLC

Dawn Distler
Executive Director METRO Regional Transit Authority

Laura P. Duda
Senior Vice President Global Communications
The Goodyear Rubber & Tire Company

Phillip R. Duryea

Market Executive, Akron and EastOhioRegionMiddleMarket Banking JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A./
J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC

Martin Hilovsky
CEO EnviroScience

Ella R. Hochstetler
Director, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships Dominion Energy

Daniel Horrigan
Mayor, City of Akron

David W. James
Superintendent Akron Public Schools

Para M. Jones, PhD
President, Stark State College

Joseph S. Kanfer
Chairman & Venturer GOJO Industries, Inc.

J. Michael Kolk
Partner-in-Charge – Akron Office Cohen & Company

Darrin Koteck
President GPD Group

John K. Krajewski
Managing Partner Stark & Knoll Co., LPA

Mark Krohn
Chairman Focal Point Social Media

Doug Kuczynski
Regional Vice President, Akron & North Central Region
Medical Mutual

Jolene Lane
Chief Diversity Officer The University of Akron

John Langell MD, PhD
President Northeast Ohio Medical University

Robert Littman
Ohio Managing Partner BDO, USA

Steven L. Marks
CEO – Retired
Main Street Gourmet

Marc B. Merklin
Managing Partner Brouse McDowell

Steve Millard
President & CEO Greater Akron Chamber

Melissa Monaco
Vice President, Americas Communication
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Compan

Jim Mullen
President & CEO United Way of Summit County

LaTonya Myers
Executive HR Director Excel HR Consulting

Samuel Myers
Director of Analytics
Area Wide Protection
Young Professionals of Akron Representative

Lucia M. Pileggi
Private Banking Executive, Eastern Ohio Market
KeyBank, NA

Pastor Eugene Norris, II
CEO Fame Fathers

Jon Park
CEO & Chairman Westfield Bank

Joseph Paul
Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer The Davey Tree Expert Company

John T. Petures, Jr
President & CEO Akron Community Foundation

Dennis Pijor
President – Retired SummaCare

Parker Platt
District Sales Manager/SVP Citizens Bank

Ernie Pouttu
President & CEO Harwick Standard Distribution Corp.

Tia M. Ramlow
President GreatWork! Employment Services

Christopher J. Richardson
CEO AxessPointe Community Health Centers, Inc.

James L. Rhulin
President, The Ruhlin Company

Jennifer Savitski, MD, FACOG
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Cleveland Clinic Akron General 

David J. Schipper
President & CEO The Schipper Group

Steven Schmidt, PhD
Vice President for Research Northeast Ohio Medical University

Ilene Shapiro
County Executive County of Summit

Steven E. Strah
SVP & CFO FirstEnergy Corp.

Donzell S. Taylor
President & CEO Welty Building Company, Ltd.

Kevin O. Thompson
Regional President – Retired
PNC Bank

André Thornton, Sr.
President & CEO ASW Global, LLC

Grace Wakulchik
President & CEO Akron Children’s Hospital 

Jeffery A. Walters
Managing Director CBIZ Mayer Hoffman McCann

Liz Watson
Chief Marketing Officer Crum & Forster Pet Insurance

Bennet L. Williams
VicePresident, External Relations Akron Children’s Hospital

Bradley A. Wright
Partner-in-Charge Ohio Roetzel & Andress