Greater Akron Chamber Home > About the Chamber > 2013 Executive Committee & Board of Directors
2013 Executive Committee & Board of Directors

2013 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chair - Charles E. Jones, Jr., Senior Vice President and President, FirstEnergy Utilities, FirstEnergy Corp.
Immediate Past Chair - Virginia C. Albanese, President & CEO, FedEx Custom Critical
Chair-Elect, Jeffery A. Walters, Managing Director, CBIZ Mayer Hoffman McCann
Vice Chair, Chamber Services Council - S. Theresa Carter, President, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
Vice Chair, Economic Development - Steven E. Strah, Vice President of Distribution Support, FirstEnergy Corp.
Vice Chair, Small Business Council - David A. Brockman, CPA, Managing Director, BCG & Company
Vice Chair, Talent and Workforce - J. Michael Kolk, Partner-in-Charge – Akron Office, Cohen & Company
Vice Chair, Finance – Marc B. Merklin, Partner, Brouse McDowell
Vice Chair, Resource Development - Jeffrey A. Murphy, Managing Director, Commercial Operations, Dominion East Ohio
Vice Chair, At-Large, James L. Ruhlin, President, The Ruhlin Company
Vice Chair, At-Large - Donzell S. Taylor, President & CEO, Welty Building Company
Vice Chair, At-Large - Karl J. Warnke, Chairman & CEO, The Davey Tree Expert Company
Vice Chair, Government Affairs - Bradley A. Wright, Partner-in-Charge, Akron Office, Roetzel & Andress, LPA

2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David A. Brockman, CPA, Managing Director, BCG & Company
David L. Bialosky, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
David A. Brockman, CPA, Managing Director, BCG & Company
Nicholas V. Browning, President/CEO Akron Region, FirstMerit Bank NA
S. Theresa Carter, President, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
William H. Considine, President and CEO, Akron Children's Hospital
Jeffrey C. Douglas, President, Eastern Ohio District, KeyBank
Phillip R. Duryea, Division Manager, JP Morgan CHASE Bank
Edward T. Eliopoulos, Managing Partner and Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young, LLP
Roger D. Emerson, Managing Partner, Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, LLC
Richard C. Fedorovich, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Bober Markey Fedorovich
Robert Filipiak, Executive Director, Cascade Capital Corporation
Dr. Jay A. Gershen, President, Northeast Ohio Medical University
William J. Ginter, Principal, Akron Legacy Real Estate Development
Mark A. Goldfarb, Managing Director, SS&G
Robert W. Handlos, Vice President, Research, Bridgestone Americas Center for Research & Technology
John H. Higgins, Jr., Area Vice President, Operations, Time Warner Cable
Bruce A. Jentner, President, Jentner Wealth Management
Charles E. Jones, Jr., Senior Vice President and President, FirstEnergy Utilities, FirstEnergy Corp.
Dennis A. Kleidon, President & CEO, Kleidon & Associates
Thomas G. Knoll, Principal, Stark & Knoll Co., LPA
J. Michael Kolk, Partner in Charge – Akron Office, Cohen & Company
Dr. Lester A. Lefton, President, Kent State University
Scott Levin, CFO & Chief Administrative Vice President, GOJO Industries, Inc.
Robert W. Malone, Chairman of Business Practice Group, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs Co., LLP
Steven L. Marks, CEO, Main Street Gourmet
Christine Amer Mayer, Present, GAR Foundation
Philip H. Maynard, Chairman, ASW Properties, Ltd.
Richard B. McQueen, President & CEO, Akron-Canton Airport
Marc B. Merklin, Partner, Brouse McDowell
Jeffrey A. Murphy, Managing Director, Commercial Operations, Dominion East Ohio
James P. Nilsen, President and Treasurer, Albrecht, Incorporated
Gordy Opitz, President, ComDoc, Inc.
John T. Petures, Jr., President & CEO, Akron Community Foundation
Dr. Luis M. Proenza, President, The University of Akron
Tia Ramlow, President, GreatWork! Employment Services
James L. Ruhlin, President, The Ruhlin Company
David J. Schipper, President & CEO, The Schipper Group
William C. Shivers, Akron Canton Regional President, Huntington Bank
John L. Shulan, President & CEO, Shulan's Fairlawn Jewelers, Inc.
Dr. Tim Stover, President & CEO, Akron General Health System
Steven E. Strah, Vice President Distribution Support, FirstEnergy Corp.
Karen L. Talbott, Retired, Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates
Donzell S. Taylor, President & CEO, Welty Building Company
Kevin O. Thompson, Regional President Akron/Canton/Wooster Area, PNC Bank
Theodore F. Walter, Akron/Canton/Youngstown President, Fifth Third Bank
Jeffery A. Walters, Managing Director, CBIZ Mayer Hoffman McCann
Karl J. Warnke, Chairman, President & CEO, The Davey Tree Expert Company
Kristan Stephen, AT&T Ohio
Michael G. Wojno, Founder and Owner, Wojno Development
Bradley A. Wright, Partner in Charge, Akron Office, Roetzel & Andress
Fred Wright, President/CEO, Akron Urban League

EX-OFFICIOS
Daniel C. Colantone, President & CEO, Greater Akron Chamber
Donald L. Plusquellic, Mayor, City of Akron
Russell M. Pry, Executive, Summit County
Melissa Marshall, Business Intelligence Analyst – Westfield Group – Representing YPA
Jacqueline Tinnemeyer, Admission Assistant, Old Trail School – Representing ArtCetera
Amanda Leffler, Partner, Brouse McDowell – Representing Torchbearers
Lisa M. Knapp, Downtown Akron Partnership (YP representative for ArtCetera)
Christopher McKnight, First Communications (YP representative for Jaycees)

LIFE TRUSTEES
Anthony Alexander
Nickolas P. Andreeff*
William C. Becker*
David L. Brennan
Richard B. Buchholzer*
Michael J. Connor
Richard C. Fedorovich
Howard L. Flood*
Ann Lane Gates
Bill E. Giermann*
Ronald D. Glosser *
Anthony N. Gorant*
Barbara Hiney*
William G. Hulbert*
Donald T. Misheff
Alan L. Ockene*
Robert P. Reffner
Lawrence E. Saulino
Sterling G. Sechrist*
Thomas J. Strauss
D. Lee Tobler
Thomas E. Tulodzieski


*Deceased