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Leadership on Main Bonus Features














Hear bonus features from our Leadership on Main monthly breakfast series.

New bonus features released each month!


Ep. 1: LOM Bonus Feature with Howard Parr

Howard Parr
Executive Director
Akron Civic Theatre

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?

You don't want to miss this bonus feature with Howard Parr!

Read about December's Leadership on Main with Howard Parr here

Read Howard Parr's bio here

Ep. 2: LOM Bonus Feature with Philip Maynard

Phil Maynard
Chairman and CEO
ASW Properties, Ltd.

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. In this bonus feature, Maynard catches up with Mark Scheffler about future endeavors for 2018, the economic growth and development of Akron over the years, the untraditional career path Maynard took, his mentorship, and his role with Leadership Akron: NEXT. 

Don't miss this bonus feature with Phil Maynard!

Read more about January's Leadership on Main with Phil Maynard here

Read Phil Maynard's bio here

Ep. 3: LOM Bonus Feature with Cliff Deveny, MD

Clifford Deveny, MD
Interim President and CEO
Summa Health

February’s Leadership on Main featured Cliff Deveny, MD of Summa Health. In this bonus feature, Dr. Deveny reflects with Mark Scheffler on this past year, and the year ahead. 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 people be more confident with Summa Health as an organization. Dr. Deveny reflects on Summa’s greatest asset—the employees—and programs put in place like the Summa CLI in collaboration with Leadership Akron. With Dr. Deveny’s leadership, Summa Health is better positioned to serve the Akron community today.

Don't miss this bonus feature with Cliff Deveny, MD!

Read more about February's Leadership on Main with Cliff Deveny, MD here

Read Dr. Deveny's bio here

Ep. 4: LOM Bonus Feature with David Jennings

David Jennings
(Ret.) Director
Akron-Summit County Public Library

March’s Leadership on Main featured David Jennings, retired Director of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. In our LOM Bonus Feature David reflects on the value he places on serving the community, both is his work for ASCPL and on many of Akron’s boards. David chats with Wendy Bolas, Interim President of Leadership Akron, about his motivation to be an active participant in the community, the best leadership advice he’s received, and the outcomes of the Civic Solutions Lab.

Don't miss this bonus feature with David Jennings!

Read more about March's Leadership on Main with David Jennings here

Read David Jennings bio here

Ep. 5: LOM Bonus Feature with Charles Johnston

Charles Johnston
Supervisory Senior Resident Agent
FBI Akron Office

April's Leadership on Main featured Charles Johnston, the Senior Supervisory Resident Agent at the Akron office of the FBI, and was moderated by Bill Fairweather, retired CIA. Johnston's journey as a leader began with his work in corrections. From there he moved on to become an assistant prosecutor, before beginning his career with the FBI. In our LOM Bonus Feature Charles sits down with Justin Hilton to answer a few extra questions. Among other things, the two chat about the critical nature of trust, the things that drew Charles back to Akron, and how to hold onto hope in the midst of crisis. For Charles everything circles back to the intrinsic value of investing in the people around you and his style of leading where you are. Tune and catch some rapid-fire personal questions as well!

Read more about April's Leadership on Main with Charles Johnston here

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