JIM MERKLIN '03
Leadership Akron is proud to feature Class 19 graduate Jim Merklin, who was recently name the winner of the 2014 Distinguished Leader Award by the Leadership Akron Alumni Association.
Jim, congratulations on receiving the Distinguished Leader Award from LAAA. What did you make of it when you received the news?
Mark Krohn (the 2012 winner) called me and left a cryptic message but I figured he was calling about the Tocqueville Society to call a meeting or handle a Tocqueville matter, since we’ve worked closely together on that. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered his call was to deliver the good news that I had been selected for the award.