Leadership Akron Podcast


Leadership on Main Bonus Features

Each month, Leadership Akron releases exclusive bonus features from the LAAA Leadership on Main breakfast series hosted monthly at The Duck Club at Canal Park.

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Walk A Mile with Akron Leaders

We're going beyond the business card to bring you the stories of Akron's leaders. The Walk A Mile with Akron Leaders podcast is based on a simple concept—we invite some of Akron's foremost leaders to share their story in an outdoor civic space that holds meaning to them. One of our hosts will join our guests as they walk a mile and retrace their leadership journeys, ties with Leadership Akron, and their visions for the future.

Episode 8: Dan Flowers
Thursday, August 30, 2018

In this episode of Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders, Dan Flowers, President and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, explores the evolution of his leadership philosophies with long-time friend, Justin Hilton. read more

Episode 7: Mark Scheffler
Thursday, June 21, 2018

In the special edition of Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders, former Leadership Akron president, Mark Scheffler, joins host Justin Hilton at Summit Metro Parks Clinton Trailhead, which extends from Summit County through Stark County. read more

Episode 6: Betsy & Ryan Hartschuh
Thursday, April 26, 2018

In this episode of Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders, Betsy and Ryan Hartschuh, Co-Founders of the Akron Children’s Museum, joins Jody Miller Konstand on a walk through the Akron Children’s Museum in Lock 3 in the heart of downtown Akron. read more

Episode 5: Jon Fiume
Thursday, March 22, 2018

In this episode of Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders, Jon Fiume, Chief Operating Officer of Mustard Seed Market & Cafe, shares his leadership journey with Leadership Akron’s past president Mark Scheffler as they walk around Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. read more

Episode 4: Lisa King
Thursday, February 15, 2018

In this episode of Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders, Lisa King, Executive Director of Summit Metro Parks, shares with Jody Miller Konstand how she uses her platform to create participatory leadership throughout the Metro Parks system. read more

Episode 3: Kemp Boyd
Friday, January 5, 2018

In this episode of Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders, Kemp Boyd, Director of Vassel Comprehensive Care Center Pastoral Counseling Service of Summit County and Head Coach of Kenmore Garfield High School, shares with Justin Hilton of Kent State University, how he uses his platform to challenge those around him to achieve their full potential. read more

Episode 2: Hillary Stewart
Friday, January 5, 2018

In this episode of Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders, Hillary Stewart, Senior Analyst in Performance Improvement at FirstEnergy and President of Torchbearers, joins Mark Scheffler, President of Leadership Akron, as they walk a mile through the North Hill Neighborhood that Hillary calls home. read more

Episode 1: Justin Hilton
Thursday, January 4, 2018

In the pilot episode of Walk a Mile with Akron Leaders, guest Justin Hilton, Sr. Administrator for Community Outreach at Kent State University, joined Mark Scheffler President of Leadership Akron to reflect on the influence of Akron in his leadership journey. read more