2019 Canton Regional Conference Recap

The 2019 Impact Ohio Canton Regional Conference provided the opportunity to hear from numerous speakers who provided valuable insight into Ohio politics and policy making.  It was a great conference with some of the best minds in Ohio politics and policy including many elected officials.


Over 100 people attended the conference at Stark State College on Thursday, December 12. Speakers covered issues relating to workforce, the 2020 election, and economic development in the Canton Region.


Media coverage of the conference is listed below.

The outstanding event wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors and speakers!  Thank you!
  • The Honorable Robert Sprague, Ohio Treasurer of State
  • The Honorable Larry Obhof, President of the Ohio Senate
  • Dr. Para Jones, President of Stark State College
  • Robert Gessner, Chairman, Stark Economic Development Board and Business Growth Chair, Strengthening Stark Governance Committee
  • S. Ryan Hartong, Manager, Government Affairs and Attorney, The Timken Company
  • Ray Hexamer, President & CEO, Stark Economic Development Board
  • Hrishue Mahalaha, Senior Partner, Innovation Economy Partners and Chief Economic Development Consultant, Strengthening Stark
  • Tom Walsh, Vice President, Ohio Association of Community Colleges
  • Derrick Clay, President & CEO, New Visions Group
  • Robert Paduchik, Senior Advisor, President Trump’s 2020 Re-Election Campaign and President, Agincourt Consultants
  • Todd Pugh, CEO & Founder, Enviroscapes Inc.
  • Dr. Donald M. Ball, Dean of Engineering Technologies, Stark State College
  • Jennifer Meek Eells, Executive Director, Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board and OhioMeansJobs Stark and Tuscarawas Counties
  • Dave Kirven, President, East Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council

Thank you to all of our sponsors for making the conference possible!

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