CANTON, OH (October 27, 2009) - The Spotlight Stark County program of Leadership Stark County has chosen its fourth class of young professionals to begin their leadership journey. These individuals will spend six weeks building their personal leadership effectiveness and will be introduced to the key issues, leaders, and places shaping our community through tours, presentations and networking. Involvement with a local non-profit will round out this intensive experience. Nov09 Spotlight Class This year's participants include:

Nathan Bopp, financial advisor, Cornerstone Capital Advisors

David Brown, lead visual designer, In The Round Design Group

Jonathan Chastek, manager of economic development, Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway

Jessica Ciccarelli, career development supervisor and financial representative, The Sirak-Brockett Agency

Kevin Curry, sales engineer, Midlake Products

Jennifer Geh, web marketing manager, The Karcher Group

Daniel Gichevski, Section 8 supervisor, Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority

Amanda Halter, sales associate, Kohl's

Zakiya Harris, claims rep., Nationwide Insurance/adjunct instrutor, Brown Mackie College

Brandi Hudnall, branch manager, The Commercial & Savings Bank

Maggie Jaster, Americorps vista, Community Services of Stark County

Jessica Jedel, client service manager, McGervey and Associates

Christopher Kaboth, customer service, Whitacre Greer

Amy Krebs, donor services & communications officer, Stark Community Foundation

Brian Lake, field vice president, Ameriprise Financial

Melissa Leach, finance assistant, Stark County Park District

Rachel Lewis, regional planner, Stark County Regional Planning Commission

Jeremy Linder, senior steel processing engineer, The Timken Company

Jamie Minor, associate attorney, Winkhart & Rambacher

Evelyn Pollard, CEO, A Given Vision Productions & Promotions

Whitney Prather, career services advisor, Brown Mackie College

Katherine Printz, eighth grade science teacher, Louisville City Schools

Sean Romigh, associate programmer analyst, Diebold Incorporated

Frederick Safran, analyst - supply chain inv., The Timken Company

Bryan D. Schauer, account executive, Schauer Group, Inc.

Crystal Schneiders, assistant development director, Pathway Caring for Children

Jeffrey Sirak, director of advanced planning, Sirak Financial

Melissa Smith, audit supervisor, Maloney + Novotny LLC

Robyn Steinmetz, marketing & communications project coordinator, Goodwill Industries

Nicholas Stepanovich, assistant principal, Canton Local School District

Jamie Thielens, dispatcher, Habitat for Humanity

Ryan Wilson, CPA, R.J. Wilson & Co., CPA

Dave Zingery, director of marketing, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce