Steve Millard is President & CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber and in that role is responsible for leading the Greater Akron Area’s Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce serving Medina, Portage, and Summit Counties. Millard’s work is focused on the chamber’s efforts to drive jobs and investment in the Greater Akron region, improve the region’s competitiveness, and advocate for the needs of the business community in the region with its elected and appointed officials.
Prior to joining the Greater Akron Chamber, Millard has served as Executive Vice President of the Greater Cleveland Partnership; President and Executive Director of COSE (the Council of Smaller Enterprises); as a supply chain management consultant with Accenture (at that time Andersen Consulting) and as a supply chain specialist with GE Healthcare (at that time GE Medical Systems).
Millard is a certified chamber executive, serves on several not-for-profit and for-profit boards including ArtsNow, Business Volunteers Unlimited, ConxusNEO, Downtown Akron Partnership, Leadership Akron, Medical Service Company, Summit Education Initiative, and TeamNEO. He is a frequent adviser to businesses and a regular facilitator for strategic planning and leadership team retreats.
Millard has a BS in Transportation and Distribution Management and a BS in Finance from Syracuse University and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University.