2019 Canton Regional

2019 Impact Ohio Canton Regional Conference

December 12

Stark State College

At the 2019 Impact Ohio Canton Regional Conference, key government officials, business leaders, and community members will discuss issues important to the region.

At the conference, attendees will hear first-hand from government leaders, political analysts, pundits, and policy experts on issues that affect their community.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AMRegistration, Networking & Lunch
11:45 AM - 12:00 PMConference Welcome
12:00 PM - 12:20 PMPriorities & Plans for Ohio's Treasurer of State
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMEffective Economic Development and Strengthening the Regional Economy


  • S. Ryan Hartong, Manager, Government Affairs and Attorney, The Timken Company


  • Robert Gessner, Chairman, Stark Economic Development Board and Business Growth Chair, Strengthening Stark Governance Committee
  • Ray Hexamer, President & CEO, Stark Economic Development Board
  • Hrishue Mahalaha, Senior Partner, Innovation Economy Partners and Chief Economic Development Consultant, Strengthening Stark
1:45 PM - 2:15 PMNetworking & Coffee Break
2:15 PM - 3:15 PMElection 2020: From the White House to the Statehouse


  • Tom Walsh, Vice President, Ohio Association of Community Colleges


3:30 PM - 4:30 PMWorkforce Transformation: Ensuring a dynamically skilled and productive workforce



  • 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
4:45 PM - 6:30 PMPost-Conference Networking Reception

Our Sponsors

The Success Group The Success Group Stark State College Stark State College Stark Economic Development Board Stark Economic Development Board Ohio Hospital Association Ohio Hospital Association Ohio Municipal League Ohio Municipal League JobsOhio JobsOhio AT&T AT&T Ohio Democratic Party Ohio Democratic Party Ohio Republican Party Ohio Republican Party Lesic & Camper Lesic & Camper OEDA OEDA Buckeye Health Plan Buckeye Health Plan Aultman Aultman