2019 Akron Regional Recap

The 2019 Impact Ohio Akron Regional Conference was a successful one with elected officials, policy professionals, and those interested in business and government in attendance. Nearly 200 people attended the conference at Quaker Station at the University of Akron on Tuesday, April 23.   Speakers covered issues relating to civility in politics, early childhood experiences, and improving the Greater Akron economy. We were pleased to be joined by Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, and Treasurer of State Robert Sprague.

It wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors and speakers!  Thank you!

The Honorable Jon Husted, Lt. Governor of the State of Ohio

The Honorable Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State

The Honorable Robert Sprague, Ohio Treasurer of State

The Honorable Vernon Sykes, Ranking Member, Senate Finance Committee

The Honorable Emilia Sykes, Minority Leader, Ohio House of Representatives

The Honorable Ilene Shapiro, County Executive, Summit County

The Honorable Shannon Jones, Executive Director of Groundwork Ohio and Warren County Commissioner

Dr. Matt Akers, Public Liaison, Office of the President, The University of Akron and Assistant Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

Grace Wakulchik, Chair-Elect, Greater Akron Chamber and President & CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital

Chris Burnham, President, Development Finance Authority of Summit County

Jason Dodson, Chief of Staff, Summit County

James J. Hardy, Deputy Mayor for Integrated Development & Chief of Staff, City of Akron

David James, Superintendent, Akron City Schools

Steve Millard, President & CEO, Greater Akron Chamber

Bruce Winges, Retired Editor, Akron Beacon Journal

Dr. John Green, Interim President of The University of Akron and Director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

Rev. Dr. Carl P. Wallace, Co-Convener, Akron Faith Community

Michael Douglas, Editorial Page Editor, Akron Beacon Journal

Kirstin S. Toth, Senior Vice President, GAR Foundation

Derran Wimer, Executive Director, Summit Education Initiative