On behalf of our entire Chamber staff and board of directors, we'd like to extend a warm welcome to two new board members: Mark Vandegrift of Innis Maggiore and Kenny Peterson of Nothing Bundt Cakes. Board members are elected to a three-year term, which can be renewed once.

Mark Vandegrift Kenny Peterson

Vandegrift is the chief operating officer and a principal of Innis Maggiore. He stewards the brands of several of Innis Maggiore’s largest clients, directs the agency’s marketing technology offering and oversees agency operations.

Vandegrift’s extensive experience in designing business applications and information architecture is integral to the agency’s continued successes in guiding its clients through the digital space. With keen insights into the digital ecosystem, Vandegrift’s responsibility is to align all digital efforts with clients’ overall marketing strategies. He regularly speaks and trains on web technologies, digital marketing and positioning strategy.

Vandegrift has been with Innis Maggiore since 1998. He won Microsoft’s Gold CD Award for Vendor Excellence in recognition of the agency’s direct marketing program that generated great returns and significant cost savings for the technology giant. He also worked extensively with Bank of America successfully designing, deploying and evolving one of the nation’s first SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platforms.

Vandegrift holds two bachelor’s degrees in German and accounting from Hillsdale College. He serves as board president/capital campaign chair of the North Canton Playhouse and board president/wish grantor for Wishes Can Happen. He also serves on advisory boards for the Boy Scout’s Buckeye Council and Malone University, the sponsorship and marketing chairs for Game Changers Canton, and is a Business Excellence Awards committee member for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. He served for six years on the board of the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

Peterson is the owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes in Jackson Township.

He is a Canton native and former McKinley star defensive end who was named Ohio’s Division I Defensive Player of the Year. Peterson went on to play college football at Ohio State. From there he spent three seasons with the Green Bay Packers and another three with the Denver 

He previously owned Hair Envy Beauty Salon and Havanna Beauty Supply in Aurora, CO.

Sharing his time between Ohio and Colorado, Peterson also owns a medical device sales company in Denver called KP Medical which he plans to expand.

He also hopes to expand his Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise. Each Nothing Bundt Cakes franchisee must select a local charity to support. To honor his Canton roots, Peterson supports the J. Babe Stearn Community Center in southwest Canton.