Meet ystark! YP: Anthony Repp


Anthony Repp



Occupation/Title/Place of work:

Account Executive Business Services MCTV, Inc.

Why are you interested in Stark County’s Young Professionals initiative?

Young professionals are a representation of future leadership in the workforce and our community. Continuing to invest in that demographic will provide residual value to Stark County.

What would you share to encourage other people to join?

Having access to like-minded individuals will allow you to establish relationships with those in other industries. These relationships will undoubtedly encourage personal and professional growth.

Did you grow up in Stark? If so, where? If not, where did you move from and why?

I was born and raised in Massillon, which is where I currently reside with my family.

Why do you stay in Stark County, from both a personal and professional point of view?

Our company is locally owned and operated. Having the ability to patronize the businesses of my clients is important to me. There is also something special about raising a family and giving back to the same community that I grew up in.

What do you like MOST about Stark County?

I think Stark County is so diverse in it's offerings. Each city, township, and village has something unique, especially from a tourism standpoint. There is also such an overwhelming sense of pride in each of them.

What would you change about Stark County if you could?

Having an increased focused on the wellbeing and personal growth of children and teens, outside of school. This isn't specific only to Stark County, but it's important. Young people are so vulnerable in today's society and schools can only do so much. There are many organizations currently in place, that could use more support.

What do you see as valuable opportunities for YPs in Stark County when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities?

Stark County has a lot of non profit organizations who are often looking for YP's to sit on their boards. Leadership Stark County has a spotlight program that is valuable for YP's that are simply looking for more. Rotary is another great organization to be involved in.

What would attract more YPs to Stark County?

This is an interesting topic because of the scope of what defines a young professional. A YP who recently graduated college may be more inclined to look for social and cultural experiences that a YP looking to find roots for a family may not seek out. I think having an open mind dedicated to finding that balance is the key.

What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Stark County or NE Ohio?

I have 4 children, most of which are in a sport or activity of some sort. This has often found us in most parts of the county at some point or another. But from time to time we get to enjoy a Canton Charge game, the Massillon Museum, or dinner at a local restaurant.

Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Stark County and if not, what would cause you to leave?

I have full intentions of staying in Stark County. But I would consider leaving to be closer to my children, if they were to decide to live elsewhere.