Goodwill Honors Program Champions and Re-elects Board Members

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AKRON, Ohio — April 1, 2016 — Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties re-elected board members and honored program champions during its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions event March 31. The event hosted by Event Chairs, Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III and Andrea Chambers, was attended by nearly 200 individuals.

 

Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III and Andrea Chambers.

Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III and Andrea Chambers.

“We were honored to chair this year’s Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions event in order to help recognize the achievements of Goodwill’s valued program participants,” said Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III and Andrea Chambers. “Each of the honorees has worked diligently to get where they are today and we are extremely proud of their accomplishments.  We know that for those with employment challenges, the pride of earning a paycheck can be elusive and that is why Goodwill is focused on helping individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.”

 

Seated left to right: Earnesha Brooks, Selena Rodriguez, Joan Hinkle, Ashley Wilson, Sherry Condos and Shirley Jones. Back left to right: Charliese Spaulding, Michelle McCormick, Barbara Clevenger, Jewell Whitmore, Jennifer Leatherbarrow, Jerry Justice and Robin Montisano.

Seated left to right: Earnesha Brooks, Selena Rodriguez, Joan Hinkle, Ashley Wilson, Sherry Condos and Shirley Jones. Back left to right: Charliese Spaulding, Michelle McCormick, Barbara Clevenger, Jewell Whitmore, Jennifer Leatherbarrow, Jerry Justice and Robin Montisano.

Honorees

  • Earnesha Brooks
  • Barbara Clevenger
  • Sherry Condos
  • Joan Hinkle
  • Shirley Jones
  • Jerry Justice
  • Jennifer Leatherbarrow
  • Michelle McCormick
  • Robin Montisano
  • Selena Rodriguez
  • Charliese Spaulding
  • Jewell Whitmore
  • Ashley Wilson
  • Jazzlyn Yeagle

 

Front left to right: Danielle J. Kimmell and Kim Schreckenberger. Back left to right: Adam O'Donnell, Harold M. Schwarz III and Edward Clupper II.

Front left to right: Danielle J. Kimmell and Kim Schreckenberger. Back left to right: Adam O’Donnell, Harold M. Schwarz III and Edward Clupper II.

2016-2018 Board Officers Elected

  • Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA , Bober Markey Fedorovich –  Chair
  • Harold M. Schwarz III, Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A. –  1st Vice Chair
  • Kim Schreckenberger, retired, Akron Public Schools  – 2nd Vice Chair
  • Adam O’Donnell, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company – Treasurer
  • Edward Clupper II, Summit County Executive  Russell M. Pry – Secretary
  • C. Allen Nichols, Akron Bar Association – Immediate Past Chair

 

 Directors Re-elected

  • Margaret D. Jordan, J.D., M.S. – BDO
  • Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA – Bober Markey Fedorovich
  • Dr. Mary Beth Kluge – retired, Akron Public Schools
  • Karen C. Lefton, Esq. – The Lefton Group, LLC
  • Kurt Lutz – Westfield Bank
  • Adam O’Donnell – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Belinda M. Richardson, M.A. – Cuyahoga Community College
  • Kim Schreckenberger – retired, Akron Public Schools
  • Harold M. Schwarz III – Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A.
  • Tia Stathopoulos – Welty Building Company
  • Reverend Kevin D. Strickland, Sr. – The Church on the Hill

 

Directors Elected for First Three-Year Term

Left to right: Robert Pacanovsky, Kendra Preer, Carrie Dunn, Lynn Miller, Brad Schroeder and Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III.

Left to right: Robert Pacanovsky, Kendra Preer, Carrie Dunn, Lynn Miller, Brad Schroeder and Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III.

  • Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III – AMP’s Specialized Marketing Group, LLC
  • Trevor Chuna – Sequioa Financial Group
  • Carrie M. Dunn – FirstEnergy Service Company
  • Lynn Miller – retired, Business Owner, Manager & Professional Consultant
  • Robert Pacanovsky – The Vātion Group
  • Kendra L. Preer, Ph.D. – Stark State College
  • Brad S. Schroeder – ACRT, Inc., Independent Utility Vegetation Management

 

Retiring Directors

  • Geoffrey Belz – GOJO® Industries, Inc.
  • Aaron S. Berke – Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP
  • Terrence Dalton – Community Support Services
  • Douglas Klein, CPA, EA – BDO
  • Victoria A. Paris – Signet Enterprises, LLC
  • Jean Shanholtz – retired, County of Summit Executive’s Dept. of Finance/Budget Purchasing

 

2016-17 Honorary Directors

  • Becky Babcox (1951 – 2012) – retired, Babcox Publications
  • Aaron S. Berke – Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP
  • Parker Berry II, CIC – Seibert-Keck Insurance
  • Madeline Bozzelli – community volunteer leader
  • James Bunnell – Austin Tape & Label
  • Edward P. Calame – retired, First National Bank
  • Betty Dalton – community volunteer leader
  • Terrence Dalton – Community Support Services
  • James M. Dannemiller, CPA – BDO
  • Susan Hanlon, Ph.D. – University of Akron
  • Dorothy O. Jackson – retired, City of Akron
  • John January – Mogen Real Estate Company
  • Randy S. Katz – City Scrap & Salvage
  • Douglas Klein, CPA, EA – BDO
  • Dan Marchetta, Sr. (1929 – 2015) – retired, Marchetta Construction Company
  • Gregory McDermott – retired, FirstMerit
  • Jackie McDermott – retired, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Patrick A. McGrath – Catholic Social Services
  • James E. Merklin, CPA, CFE – Bober Markey Fedorovich
  • Julie Merklin – community volunteer leader
  • Cynthia K. Misheff – community volunteer leader, retired educator
  • Donald T. Misheff – retired, Ernst & Young
  • Shelby D. Morgan – W3 Wealth Management, LLC
  • Angela M. Neeley, MBA – Breakthrough Charter Schools
  • Patrick J. Oaks – Welty Building Company
  • Charles Schreckenberger, AIA – Braun & Steidl Architects
  • Steven B. Shechter – Dawson Insurance – Akron
  • Beth Sherwood – community volunteer leader
  • John L. Shulan – Shulan’s Jewelers
  • Raymond E. Stankard (1929 – 2015) – retired, Loral Systems Group
  • Sarah K. Stem – Fifth Third Bank
  • Stephen L. Strayer – PNC Bank
  • Michael A. Sweeney, Esq. – Brouse McDowell
  • Barry E. Thoman, CPA – Meaden & Moore, Ltd.
  • Larry Uhl – West Point Market
  • Russell Vernon – retired, West Point Market
  • Jerry Welty – retired, Welty Building Company
  • Mark Whitlam – J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Co.
  • Stephen D. Wilt – CAPTRUST Financial Advisors


Event Sponsors
Thank you to the event sponsors – Silver: Eric & Nan McClenaghan; Bronze: Amer Insurance, BDO, Bober Markey Fedorovich, Bruner Cox LLP, Fifth Third Bank, FirstMerit Bank, The Lefton Group, LLC, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Roetzel & Andress, Kim & Chas Schreckenberger, Marc Servodio, SS&G Wealth; Bronze Program Partners: Akron Bar Association, Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols; Table: Hattie Larlham, Joseph Hinkle, Gary L. Rickel & Karen Krino; Honoree Sponsors: Jennifer Bako, Dee Dee Collura, Joseph Doman, Julie Moldvay, Gary L. Rickel & Karen Krino; Media Partners: Akronlife, WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV.

 

About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find, and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit www.goodwillakron.org or call 800-989-8428.

 

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