Michael Abbott, president, Abbott Electric, Inc.
Melissa Belser, Homeless Program director/grant coordinator, Western Stark Free Clinic
Theresa Blanchard, assistant controller - Steel, The Timken Company
Sarah Buell, project manager, Stark County Park District
Allyson Bussey, tourism marketing manager, Canton Stark County Convention and Visitors' Bureau
Katherine Catazaro-Perry, executive director, The Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children
Cynthia Close, department chair, Stark State College of Technology
Eric Crump, director - Lean Manufacturing, The Timken Company
Robin Dave, customer care manager, Time Warner Cable
Mary S. Douglas, grants manager, Akron Children's Hospital
Ann Durkin, records control manager and online data tracking specialist, Stark County Department of Job and Family Services
Barton M. Fredrick, technical services manager, Marathon Petroleum
Barbara Frustaci, administrative director, Mercy Medical Center
Aaron Geh, vice president sales & marketing, The Karcher Group, Inc.
Alan C. Harold, vice president, The Huntington National Bank
Christopher S. Harris, VP, CFO, Harris Battery Company, Inc.
Richard Hawk Jr., general manager, Heinemann Saw
Dustin Hennessy, community trustee
Michelle Henry, president, Center for Marketing and Opinion Research, LLC
Aaron Hill, family/community/court liaison, Alliance City Schools
Ken Huot, customer services account representative, AEP Ohio
Philip Jensen, dentist, Jensen Endodontics Inc.
Melissa Kandel-Nichols, branch manager, Charter One Bank
Debra Kennedy, assistant superintendent, New Philadelphia City Schools
Richard Mayle, vice president of operations, Midlake Products & Mfg
Rod Neuenschwander, partner, Ruhlin Group
Angela Parker, director of special project and community development, Early Childhood Resource Center
Rick A. Perez, chief deputy, Stark County Sheriff's Office
Jackie Pollard, director of clinical services, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
Elizabeth Pruitt, vice president, operations, Affinity Medical Center
Marisa Rohn, vice president of marketing and fund development, Goodwill Industries
Tracy L. Sabo, HR director, Aultman Health Foundation
Michael Scheetz, revenue manager, AultCare
Melissa Schrader, HR representative, Diebold, Incorporated
Michelle Schuld, attorney, Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh
Donna A. Shadle, principal, Saint Mary School
Todd Tolson, treasurer, North Canton City Schools
Jeffrey Ury, licensed realtor, DeHoff Realtors
Michael Walpole, national sales manager, Brewster Dairy, Inc.
Donna Williams, insurance agency owner, Donna Williams Insurance & Financial Services/Allstate Insurance Agency
Brian Wymer, liability claims manager, Kenan Advantage Group, Inc.
The Signature program exposes Stark County's emerging and existing leaders to current issues, assets, and local and regional resources. The program expedites valuable interaction with key leaders in business, government, education and social service sectors. The knowledge and contacts acquired from the 10-month program enable participants of the 23rd Class to work more effectively in the community and in their careers.
Participant selection is competitive, and designed to bring diversity (including, but not limited to, geographic, professional and cultural diversity) to the Leadership Stark County program. These community-minded individuals have been charged to work together to make a lifelong commitment to Stark County. For more information about this and other Leadership Stark County programs, visitLeadershipStarkCounty.org.