Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Names Auxiliary Committee Chairs
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has named the following auxiliary committee chairs: Sally Hoce, Communications; Diane Novak, Special Services; and Michele Shaffer, Security & Logistics. Hoce, a retired Perry Local Schools teacher, has been a member of the Communications committee since 2007, served as vice chairman in 2011 and 2012, and chairman in 2013. A graduate of the former Glenwood High School, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Kent State University and a Masters in Gifted Education from Ashland University. A member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for Women Educators, she is active with Mercy Service League and as a member of the women’s board of Springhill Historic Home. She has one son, and he preceded her as chairman of the Communications committee. Hoce will be assisted by committee vice chairman Gary Bradway. 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. Novak graduated from Hoover High School and University of Akron and is currently owner/president of Novak Accounting. She previously served on the Appreciation Party committee for 10 years and has been on the Special Services Committee for six years, with this her first as chairman. She is extensively involved in community activities, serving on committees for a wide array of entities including Aultman Hospital Women’s Board and Angel Auction, Wilderness Center, Taste of the NFL, Central Catholic High School, and St. Michael Church. She and husband Joe are the proud parents of a daughter and son. Assisting Novak with committee duties is vice chairman Jerry Gilin. 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 Grand Parade float judges. Shaffer is a principal within the Louisville City Schools. She graduated from Canton South High School, received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Akron, and Master’s Degree from Ashland University where she continues to pursue post-Master’s work. She has been honored as a Stark County Person of Character, recognized by the Louisville Chamber of Commerce as a School Employee of the Year, and is proud that her school has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. She is a member of the Ohio Association of Elementary Principals Association, Louisville Kiwanis, Diversity Team for Louisville Schools, Eastern Stark Legacy Chapter #596, and Delta Kappa Gamma, Delta Upsilon. She serves as vice president of the Board of the Louisville YMCA. Serving as vice chairman of the Security & Logistics committee is Doug Froelich. 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 Grand Parade committees.