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Leadership Akron Announces Diversity On Board Class 4
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

On July 24, 2019, Leadership Akron announced its class of 21 individuals for its 2019-2020 Diversity on Board program. Diversity on Board, presented in collaboration with United Way of Summit County, provides leadership development, education, and board matching services to advance minority representation on nonprofit and public boards. read more

David W. James named recipient of 2019 Lieberth Community Vision Award
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Leadership Akron has named David W. James, Superintendent of Akron Public Schools (APS), as the recipient of this year’s Lieberth Community Vision Award. read more

Nominate an alumni for the 2019 Distinguished Leader Award
Monday, January 14, 2019

The Distinguished Leader Award is the highest honor given by the Leadership Akron Alumni Association annually to a graduate of Leadership Akron. The winner is chosen based on a significant community project or achievement completed outside of one's professional job responsibility. read more

Leadership Akron names Barry Dunaway as President
Friday, October 19, 2018

Leadership Akron's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the hiring of Barry Dunaway as the President replacing Mark Scheffler. Dunaway will assume his presidency on November 26, 2018. read more