Communications • Special Services • Security & Logistics
CANTON, OHIO (March 19, 2012) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has named the following auxiliary committee chairs: Alex Hoce, Communications; Dan Paumier, Special Services; and Dennis Manzella, Security & Logistics.[gallery link="file" orderby="rand"]
Hoce is a career firefighter/paramedic currently with the Jackson Township Fire Department, and also a part-time captain and assistant training officer for Canton Township Fire Department. He has fond memories of participating in Enshrinement Festival activities since he was a child, including selling pop, working the trash patrol and assisting with first aid efforts at the Ribs Burnoff. A graduate of Central Catholic High School, he attended University of Toledo and obtained a bachelor’s degree in emergency management from University of Richmond, Virginia. He is a member of the International Association of Firefighters and planning committee for Stark County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board “Youth Matters” project. Hoce will be assisted by committee vice chairman Sally Hoce. The Communications committee assumes responsibility for communications equipment utilized at all Enshrinement Festival events. Members are responsible for distributing equipment, charging radios and telephones, monitoring EMS activities and serving as a clearinghouse for inquiries from guests, patrons and media. Paumier is retired from Westfield Insurance, where he served in the information technology department. He has served on the Special Services committee since 2002, and this is his first year in the leadership position. His volunteer activities include SarahCare of Canton, Big Brothers of Stark County, and Elves and More of Northeast Ohio. He is married to wife Sally. Assisting Paumier with committee duties is vice chairman Diane Novak. The Special Services Committee assists many of the event committees with varied duties, including media and sponsor hospitality, registration at the Balloon Classic media flight, transportation for Drum Corps Competition and hosting the Timken Grand Parade float judges. Manzella is assistant vice president of marketing for Western Reserve Group. This is his first year as chairman of Security & Logistics, and he previously served as chairman of the Appreciation Party Committee and is also currently a member of the Hall’s Enshrinement and Game Committees. A graduate of St. John’s University and New York University, he is a member of PIA of Ohio and Indiana, and Big “I” Agent Association of Ohio and Indiana. He is married to wife Rose Ann. Serving as vice chairman of the Security & Logistics committee is Michele Shaffer. The Security & Logistics committee issues security passes for all personnel servicing the events, oversees the delivery, distribution and security of food, beverage, flowers, favors, programs and other items necessary to the success of the three indoor events, and monitors movement of people from the perimeter rooms into the main auditorium for the program portion of each of the three events. The committee also provides security support for the Queen Pageant, Drum Corps Competition, Community Parade, Ribs Burnoff, Concert & Fireworks, Race and Timken Grand Parade committees. Approximately 700,000 people are expected to enjoy the Enshrinement Festival which consists of 19 diverse events over two weeks, with the central focus and highlight being the Aug. 4 Enshrinement Ceremony for the 2012 Class of Enshrinees, comprised of cornerback Jack Butler, center Dermontti Dawson, defensive end/linebacker Chris Doleman, defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, running back Curtis Martin and tackle Willie Roaf. For the complete schedule of events, ticket information, and latest news, check the web sites periodically: www.profootballhofef.com or www.profootballhof.com.