New Executive Leader 2020

Leadership Akron Welcomes New Leaders!

September 24, from 5:30-7 p.m.

 The New Executive Leader Reception honors and recognizes top leaders, who, in the past year, have been named to a top decision-making role. Many of these leaders have recently moved to the Akron area. This event provides an exclusive opportunity for these new leaders and Leadership Akron alumni to connect in a small group setting and lay the groundwork for collaborative efforts to move our community forward.

Thanks to those alumni members and honorees who joined us on Thursday!

The following new senior-level leaders were honored at the 2020 event:

  1. Steve Abdenour, Chief Operating Officer, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  2. John Brase, Chief Operating Officer, The J. M. Smucker Company
  3. Nick Buzzelli, Market President, Fifth Third Bank
  4. Jennifer Cork, Executive Director, Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber
  5. Robert Crosby, President & CEO, Emerge Counseling Services
  6. Christine Curry, Chief Executive Officer, Open M
  7. Dennis Davis, President, Partners Physician Group
  8. Matthew Deevers, Executive Director, Summit Education Initiative
  9. Todd Diacon, President, Kent State University
  10. William Epling, President & CEO, SummaCare
  11. Alan Fehlner, Chief Financial Officer, SummaCare
  12. Kamelia Fisher, Executive Director, One Of A Kind Pet Rescue
  13. Dan Glessner, Managing Partner, Brouse McDowell
  14. LaKesh Hayes, Executive Director, Project Ujima
  15. Jackie Hemsworth, Executive Director, ACCESS, Inc.
  16. Ramona Hood, President & CEO, FedEx Custom Critical, Inc.
  17. Carey Jaros, Chief Executive Officer, GOJO Industries, Inc.
  18. Spencer Kowal, Chief Financial Officer, Akron Childrens Hospital
  19. John Langell, President, NEOMED
  20. Teresa LeGrair, Executive Director, Akron Urban League
  21. Joseph Luckring, Regional President, PNC Bank
  22. Tucker Marshall, Chief Financial Officer, The J. M. Smucker Company
  23. Dane Mayle, Managing Principal Eastern Ohio, CliftonLarsonAllen
  24. Lori McCleese, President, Junior Achievement North Central Ohio
  25. Gary Miller, President, The University Of Akron
  26. Lakisha Miller-Barclay, Executive Director, Rubber Division, ACS
  27. Brian Nelsen, Chief Of Staff, Summit County Executive
  28. Pam Schuellerman, President & CEO, Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio
  29. Ted Watko, Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Aging
  30. Jonathan Wylly, Executive Director, IBH Addiction Recovery Center