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Chamber Announces 30 for the Future Award Recipients for 2016


Greater Akron — Thirty-one Greater Akron Region young professionals have been named the recipients of the tenth annual “30 for the Future” award.  Part of the Greater Akron Chamber’s strategy to attract and retain talent in the region, the “30 for the Future” award honors young professionals (ages 25-39) whose stellar contributions impact their industries and the Greater Akron Region.  A list of the award winners follows:

Melissa Adams
Smithers Information

Bill (William) Albright
The Adjutant General’s Department

Susan Burnoski
Apple Growth Partners

Katie Carver Reed
Akron Canton Regional Foodbank/Fairlawn and Hudson Schools of Music

Chip Clupper
County of Summit, Executive's Office

Willie Cook
Turner Construction

Rosheadra Edwards
FirstEnergy Corporation

Michael Evans
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Lavar Jacobs
Not Just October/Metro RTA

Willy Kollman
The University of Akron

Jennifer Kramer
Kent State University

Zachary Mellion, MDM, MSD
Mellion Orthodontics

Erica Millen
FirstEnergy Corporation

Selena Myers
Stark State College

Ellen Nischt
City of Akron

Amanda Parker
Brouse McDowell

Kelli Peiffer, DO
Montrose Primary Care - PPG

Kendra Philon
Meaden & Moore, Ltd.

Dave Rich
Community Health Center

Lindsay Ridinger
Summit Education Initiative

Rick Rockich
Acquire Investments

Jessica Lane Rowan
Lane Rowan Consulting

Nathan Sargent
Summa Health

Diana Selzer
Westfield Bank

Michael Sferro
Towpath Credit Union

Craig Sisak
Summa Health at Home

James Skakun
Bober Markey Fedorovich

Adam Snyder

Emilia Sykes
Ohio House of Representatives

Dave Talenda
Cohen & Company

Stephanie Torok
Robert W. Baird & Co.


The award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony sponsored by Kent State University and the Akron Beacon Journal in September.

Independent committees selected the recipients based on the finalists’ professional accomplishments, leadership and community service. Recipients were nominated by members of the Greater Akron Chamber and regional profit and non-profit organizations, including many of the region’s young professional organizations. The September 29 celebration is open to the public.  Individual tickets are $55 for Chamber members and $65 for non-members.  Visit our events calendar under Connect at www.greaterakronchamber.org for more information or to purchase your ticket(s).

Sponsorships are still available; contact Kim Huff at (330) 237-1253 for sponsorship information.

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