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Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Names Mark Prosise Vice President of Events and Strategic Initiatives and Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Director

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced the appointment of Mark Prosise as the Vice President of Events and Strategic Initiatives and Director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, effective April 15. He will join President & CEO Jeff Dafler, Vice President of Marketing and Membership Strategy Kelly Piero and Vice President of Development and Partnership Relations Melissa Coultas on the Canton Regional Chamber’s Executive Leadership Team.

Prosise brings a wealth of experience to the role, having spent the last eight years as the Director of Team Development at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During this time, he managed nearly 1,000 volunteers who play a vital role in events like the Enshrinement Festival and Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic, as well as being integral to day-to-day operations at the museum.

Before joining the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Prosise owned and managed several local businesses, including E.S.P. Properties, a real estate development company responsible for projects such as The Estates of Deer Trace and The Preserve Condominiums in Jackson Township.

Prosise has also been actively involved in community leadership, serving ten years on the Jackson Township Community Improvement Corporation board.

"Mark brings extensive experience and a strong commitment to the growth and vitality of the Canton region, making him a valuable addition to our team," said Jeff Dafler, President and CEO of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. "His dedication to our community and expertise in event planning and strategic initiatives will greatly benefit our organization and those we serve."

In his new role, Prosise will lead the planning and execution of events at the Canton Regional Chamber, including spearheading the annual Enshrinement Festival, overseeing several committees, coordinating 1,000+ volunteers, and managing a portfolio of more than 50 events produced by the Canton Regional Chamber to enhance community vitality and promote economic growth.

A Stark County native, Prosise attended Jackson High School and continued his education at Bowling Green State University and Case Western Reserve School of Law. He currently resides in Jackson Township with his wife Sandy, enjoying time with their two sons, Eric and Ryan, and their granddaughter, Eliza.

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