Downtown Akron Partnership Emerging Leaders

The Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) Emerging Leaders was established in 2010 to assist in the efforts of retaining young professionals and enhancing DAP's mission of  building and promoting a vibrant, valuable Downtown.

The Emerging Leaders includes members 35 years of age and younger from a variety of businesses and organizations. The Emerging Leaders aim to increase the number of people investing socially and economically in Downtown, making Downtown a more appealing place to live, work and play all year round.

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2015-2016 Members


President: Pete Nischt
Summit County Democratic Party

Vice President: Jaclyn Flossie
Pastoral Counseling Service

Secretary: Rebecca Larson-Troyer
Akron-Summit County Public Library

Justin Alaburda
Brenna, Manna & Diamond, LLC

Emily Barger
FirstMerit Bank

Cory Brinkley
Elgin Fastener Group, LLC

Alex Harnocz

Ellen Lander Nischt
City of Akron, Law Department

Benjamin Rexroad
Wandering Aesthetics | The Akronist

Scott Riley
Akron RubberDucks

Laura Shank
Apple Growth Partners

Erin Victor
Lasting Impressions Event Rental