Board of Trustees

Grady P. Appleton
President/CEO
East Akron Neighborhood

Robert R. Beiswenger
President
Akron Tractor & Equipment Inc

Laura Bennett

Independent Contractor
Feeding American Network Member Food Banks

Nicholas P. Capotosto
Attorney at Law
Brouse McDowell

Krista J. Dobronos
Market Leader, Senior Vice President
Westfield Bank
Cindy Dormo
Vice President
Department of Pediatrics
Akron Children’s Hospital

Jerilynn Ferguson

Consultant & Partner
Solutions Strategy, LLC

Craig A. Hassinger
President
SeibertKeck Insurance Agency 
Stephen R. Hendricks

Marketing Executive & SVP
S&TCommerical Banking

Richard King
Vice President
Northeastern Marketing
Jeffrey T. Kline, Jr.
President
Fun Services

Jeffrey W. Leonard
Attorney at Law
Leonard & Terzola Co. Ltd.

Julie A. Messing
Executive Director
Entrepreneurship Initiatives – Blackstone LaunchPad
Kent State University

Mark Purtilar

Vice President & CPO
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Mellissa R. Reed, CPA
Vice President
Akron Zoo
John W. Richardson
Retired Vice President of Finance
Quest Communications
Scott A. Richardson
Senior Legal Counsel – Litigation
The Goodyear Tire & RubberBridgestone Americas, Inc.
Ryan Strobel
Vice President
International Machining, Inc.
Dr. Vernon Sykes

Director of the Columbus Program &
Assistant Professor of the Dept. of Political Science
Kent State University

Tom Waltermire

Ann Wargo
System Director Rehab Services
Summa Health


Honorary Trustees

Laura B. Culp
Raymond W. Evans
John A. Gill
James R. Glass
Kenneth W. Haver
Christopher J. Maurer
W. Stuver Parry
Karl A. A. Reuther
Steven P. Schmidt
Judi Shapiro
Harvey L. Wagner
Judge James R. Williams