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Greater Akron Chamber Engages Search Firm to Find New President & Chief Executive Officer

Greater Akron, Ohio—The Board of Directors of the Greater Akron Chamber is beginning its search for the organization’s next President & Chief Executive Officer, retaining Waverly Partners, LLC as its executive search firm. Waverly Partners is a national executive search firm and the preferred provider of executive searches for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Board Chair-Elect Marc Merklin of Brouse McDowell is serving as Chair of a four-member Search Committee that will work with Waverly Partners to identify qualified local, regional and national candidates.

“We have developed a profile with the experience and leadership characteristics of our preferred candidate,” Merklin said. “Our committee is open to executives with backgrounds in economic development, chamber of commerce, business associations, other kinds of nonprofits or related leadership experience with a commitment to the Greater Akron regional community.” The Position Profile is posted on the Chamber’s website. The Chamber’s previous President & CEO, Dan Colantone, resigned in March, and former Green mayor Richard Norton is currently serving as Interim CEO.
For more information, contact Waverly Partners search consultants Eric Peterson or Rebecca Wilson Rogers at [email protected]. All inquiries will be held in confidence. Click here to view the Position Profile.
The Greater Akron Chamber’s mission is to drive economic development and prosperity for the people of the Greater Akron Region.
For more information, visit www.greaterakronchamber.org or call (330) 376-5550.

For more information contact:
Richard Norton
Interim President & CEO
Greater Akron Chamber
One Cascade Plaza, 17th Floor
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone (330) 376-5550

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