CANTON, OHIO (October 3, 2008) - Leadership Stark County, an arm of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, recently welcomed its 22nd Signature class. The class has begun their ten-month exploration of Stark County's current issues, assets, and local and regional resources. The members have varied professions, neighborhoods and ages - ranging from mid-twenties to late fifties - but share a common link in their desire to serve the community. These community-minded individuals have been charged to work together to make a lifelong commitment to Stark County.


The 22nd class of the Signature program includes:


Keith A. Arner, partner, Hall, Kistler & Company LLP; Angel Beckem, engineer - Lean6Sigma, The Timken Company; William Bell, corporate purchasing manager, Kenan Advantage Group, Inc.; Aman Bhatia, plant manager - Canton facility, Republic Engineered Products; Kelly Blandford Bah, project manager, Canton Development Partnership at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce; Richard Brown, COO, Stark County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities; Kenneth Brunner, high school math teacher, Canton City Schools.


Also, Dorrie Cable, advertising director, The Repository; Andrea M Capuano, director, human resources, ComDoc, Inc.; Alicia Davis, administrative assistant III, Stark County Park District; Ken English, vice president, regional manager, Canton, Charter One Bank; Stephanie Fakelis, director of business operations, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County; Kenneth Fred Farmer Jr, Ohio refining division controller, Marathon Petroleum Company LLC; Paulla Gates, chief officer, Coleman Professional Services.


Also, Tiffany Gill, private banker, National City Bank; Scott Goodspeed, president / COO, Hilscher-Clarke Electric; Susan Grabowski, president, Grabowski & Co.; Joshua Harris, owner, In The Round Productions LLC; Laura Jo Hawk, director of fund development, Mercy Medical Center; Craig Henzel, dentist, Drs. Graham and Henzel, Inc.; Elizabeth Inkinen-Juergensen, executive director, Massillon YWCA; John Kaminski, attorney, Day Ketterer Ltd.; Jeffery LeBeau, account executive, WRL Advertising; Kimberly M. Leggett, executive director, Canton Student Loan Foundation.


Also, Tom Locke, president, TOMTREYCO, Inc.; Barbara Maceyak, principal, Canton City Schools; Sherri McKinney-Frantz, WrapAround supervisor, Stark County Family Council; Laurie A. Mickley, president/attorney at law, Law Offices of Laurie A. Mickley, LLC; Marcas Miles, director, Programs & Communications, Employers Health; Thomas Phillips, director of operations, technology, Timken Technology Center, North Canton; Hilda Bernice Poore, supported employment coordinator, Community Services of Stark County; Michelle Reid, human resources generalist, Kent State University.



Also, Joseph D. Schauer, account executive, Schauer Insurance; Matthew Sutter, vice president, Harris/Day Architects; Cassandra Thomas, AVP, Customer & Community Relations, AultCare; Dustin Joseph Vrabel, associate, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP; Eileen E. Wile, director of project management, Aultman Health Foundation.


Since 1985, the Signature program has generated 725 graduates. At present, 38 graduates serve as board chair or president of local non-profit agencies in Stark County and more than 170 non-profit boards in Stark County have at least one graduate in service as a board member.