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March 20, 2018
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Mar 09, 2018

Leadership Akron's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Wendy Bolas as Interim President. Wendy is a graduate of Signature Class 20 and most recently served as the VP of the Leadership Akron Alumni Association. We are excited to see Wendy take on this new role, as the search committee embarks on finding a permanent replacement for Mark Scheffler.

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Mar 05, 2018

After more than twelve years of service, Leadership Akron President Mark Scheffler will be moving on from the organization later this month. Mark has accepted a position with the Timken Foundation of Canton as their new Executive Director. Please join us in wishing Mark the best in his next endeavor!

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Mar 02, 2018

When Dr. Deveny assumed the role nearly eleven months ago at Summa Health, his leadership focused on transparency, hope, and building community engagement at a time when Summa was facing one of it's most challenging and trying times in history.

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Signature ProgramAn unparalleled community learning experience for 36 leaders per year. Applications available March. Program runs August-June each year. Read More

Leadership Akron Junior LogoA community awareness and leadership experience for high school juniors, two from each public/private/parochial high school in Summit County. Applications available in April. The class meets for monthly program days, September-April each year. Sophomores can inquire with their counselor or principal about representing their school. Read More

Leadership Akron Alumni Logo A hub for program graduates to connect, collaborate, and learn.

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insigh:Akron Logo A one-day “crash course” in Akron designed to give new executives a running start to their community involvement. Read More

Torchbearers Logo An independent affiliate of Leadership Akron, Torchbearers focuses on connecting, developing and engaging emerging leaders to serve our community. Applications available in May for the 2017 class. Visit Torchbearersakron.com

Community Leadership Institutes A short-course (2-3 months) that introduces participants to principles and practices of community leadership. The CLI’s blend leadership development with community involvement and awareness, and can be customized for the specific needs of a company/organization. Available on an open-enrollment basis each Spring and Fall; contact Leadership Akron for opportunities to customize to an individual employer.
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N.E.X.T. “New Endeavors for Experienced Talent” provides senior leaders the opportunity to examine community needs, personal strengths, and individual involvement in the community post-career. Read More

InternEdge Provides college interns an opportunity to explore the Akron area as a place to build a life and career. Delivered in partnership with Torchbearers, applications are available in March for the summer season. Read More

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