The group begins with a two-day retreat in September, then a one-day tour of Stark County in October, as well as one full day each month on some aspect of the community including economics, social services, government, education and justice, among others. Specific training towards non-profit board service and the opportunity to interview with non-profits for board positions leads class members directly to significant community involvement. A hands-on project designed to develop community assets completes the experience.
Lisa Aurand, Fraud Training Leader, Synchrony Financial
David Booth, Distribution Systems Supervisor, American Electric Power
Lindsay Bowman, VP, Relationship Manager, Private Bank, KeyBank
Andrew Brickley, Director of Sales, Mercy Medical Center
Tammy Brown, Civil Rights Manager, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority – SARTA
Harold Carter, College Pathways Coordinator, Canton City School District
Jonathan Crawford, Executive Director, The Timken Family LLC
Casey Davis, Associate Attorney, Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs LLC
Julie Elkins, Executive Assistant & Grants Coordinator, North Canton Medical Foundation
Melanie Elliott, Marketing Manager, Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems
Joseph Ellwood, Sales Executive, Huntington Insurance
Sarah Fearon, Missions Director, Faith Family Church
Collyn Floyd, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Frank, Owner, SOL Pie Pizza (Formerly Ermanno’s Legendary Pizza)
Stephanie Galbraith, Contract Billing/Flex Billing Admin, ComDoc
Katherine Gessner, Sales & Marketing Manager, MCTV
Chryssa Hartnett, Judge, Stark County Common Pleas Court
Richard Hawkins, VP Information Technology, Timken
Jonathan Heckert, Payroll Manager, The Will-Burt Company
Dana Heffner, Manager, External Affairs, FirstEnergy
Nicole Herrera, Assistant Professor, Stark State College
Donald Hester, Engineering Manager, Hendrickson
Jenifer Hill, Program Manager, Leadership Stark County
Alex Hoce, Firefighter/Paramedic, Jackson Township Fire Department
Michael Impagliozza, Director of Operations, V101 Management Services
Bernadine Jenkins Snell, President, Bernie Jenkins, Inc.
William Kusmits, Engineer, Marathon Petroleum
Jennifer Linn, Manager, Risk Management, FedEx Custom Critical
Darlyn McDermott, Sr Client Executive, Oswald Companies
Kimberly Nidy, Director of Instruction, North Canton City Schools
Darin Nissley, Executive Director, Lighthouse Ministries
Matthew Onest, Associate Attorney, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Emily Provance, Resource Development Coordinator, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County
Jason Rebucci, Purchasing Manager, Timken
Matthew Ritzert, Director, Cardiovascular Business Operations, Aultman Hospital
John Santora, President, C. R. Kurtz, Inc.
Scott Schrader, Engineering Manager, LuK LLC
Todd Shaffer, Operations Manager, Stark Parks
Maureen Tate, Assistant Director, Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties
Donna Valentine, Vice President of Sales, GateHouse Ohio / The Repository
Whitney Willits, Attorney, Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh
The class represents 14 Stark County school districts, reside in 11 different towns and cities, and range in age from 26 to 58. They are almost equally split between men and women, and about one third of the class work for some type of non-profit, educational, or government entity.
For more information about this and other Leadership programs, visit LeadershipStarkCounty.org.