President & CEO
Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
Education: Syracuse University, bachelor’s degree in finance and transportation; Case Western Reserve University, master’s degree in business administration
How I Motivate Others: Being willing to work side-by-side with them on the work we do together and see what’s possible
Best Advice: Don’t build anything during the crisis that is not sustainable for the long term (from Ned Parks of Aegis 360).
Proudest Moment: Working with our Elevate Greater Akron partners to respond together to COVID-19 and partnering with Summit County to design and manage an emergency relief grant program that has put more than $12.5 million in the hands of our community’s small businesses
What Keeps Me Up at Night: How our smallest businesses and minority- and woman-owned companies are going to come out of COVID-19 to drive growth.
What I’d Tell 16-Year-Old Me: Expect acceptance.