Employee of Distinction

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The Employee of Distinction Luncheon is a program to help area businesses showcase their top notch employees who make a significant difference by going above and beyond; and as a means to let those employees know how much they are valued by their employers.

For questions on the event, please contact Jennifer Bako at 330-786-2519 or jbako@goodwillakron.org.

2019 Event Details

On Sept. 4, 2019, we recognized 69 outstanding employees in our community at the 18th Annual Employee of Distinction Awards Luncheon. The event provides employers a cost-effective way to publicly recognize outstanding employees. This year 27 area organizations nominated employees for the top honor of receiving the Employee of Distinction Award.

Event Chairs

  • Chris Canova – Executive Director,  Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
  • Todd Caruthers – Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Superior Staffing and Superior Search Group
  • Kara Hanzie – Executive Director, Ohio Living Rockynol
  • Chrissy Myers – Director & CEO, AUI
  • Dana Wherley – Director of Human Resources, Ohio Living Rockynol

Keynote Speaker

Greta Johnson
Assistant Chief of Staff and
Public Information Officer
County of Summit

Sponsors

Platinum
AUI
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation

Silver
Britton Gallagher
Eric & Nan McClenaghan
PNC Financial Services Group
W3 Wealth Management

Bronze
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Campbell Construction Inc
Fifth Third Bank
Navigator Management Partners
Roetzel & Andress

Copper
Crain, Langner & Co.
S.A. Comunale Co., Inc.
Marc Servodio, SS&G Wealth Management

Table
David Bucci
Chuck Ducey
Impel Wealth Management
Superior Staffing

Diamond Patron
Jennifer & Justin Bako
David & Kathleen Bucci
Bill & Mary Glaeser
Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA
Kimberly & Greg Morton

Gold Patron
Chip Clupper

Patron
Brad Gilbo
Dr. Mary Beth Kluge
The Lefton Group, LLC
Lynn & Bambi Miller
Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols
Bob Pacanovsky – Black Tie Experience

Non-Profit Program Partners

Gold
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
Greater Akron Chamber
Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
Ohio Living Rockynol
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Department of Job and Family
Services

Silver
Akron Public Schools
Blick Center
Child Guidance & Family Solutions
Community Support Services
Summit County Children Services
VANTAGE Aging

Bronze
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
County of Summit ADM Board
Project Learn of Summit County

Honoree Sponsor

First National Bank

Media

akronlife
WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV

In-Kind

Akron Civic Theatre
Akron Zoo
AUI
Greater Akron Chamber
Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
Superior Staffing

2018 Event Details

55 outstanding employees from 28 area companies in our community were honored.  Congratulations to the 2018 Employee of Distinction award winners and honorees.

Event Co-Chairs

Todd Caruthers, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Superior Staffing and Superior Search Group
Kara Hanzie, Executive Director, Ohio Living Rockynol

Keynote Speaker

Para M. Jones, Ph.D.
President, Stark State College

Sponsors

Platinum 
Bridgestone Americas
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation

Silver
Britton Gallagher
Eric & Nan McClenaghan
PNC Financial Services Group

Bronze
A.J. Gallagher
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Fifth Third Bank
Navigator Management Partners
Roetzel & Andress
Kim & Chas Schreckenberger

Copper
Crain, Langner & Co.
S.A. Comunale Co., Inc.
SS&G Wealth Management

Table
ACRT Services
Superior Staffing

Diamond Patron
Jennifer & Justin Bako
David & Kathleen Bucci
Bill & Mary Glaeser
Kimberly & Greg Morton
Tadd Schwarz

Platinum Patron
Traci & Rob Prohaska

Patron
Chip Clupper
Lynn & Bambi Miller
Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols
Gary Rickel & Karen Krino

Non-Profit Program Partners

Gold
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
Ohio Living Rockynol
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Department of Job and Family Services
Tri-County Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates

Silver
Akron Public Schools
Blick Center
Child Guidance & Family Solutions
Community Support Services
Summit County Children Services
VANTAGE Aging

Bronze
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Project Learn of Summit County

Media

akronlife
WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV

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info@goodwillakron.org
330.724.6995

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