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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.

The Emerging Leaders currently have four projects in the works for 2014: MyAkron, AQ Project, Downtown Akron Restaurant Week and Last Night.

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2014 Members

Justin Alaburda
Brenna, Manna & Diamond, LLC

Adrienne Bradley
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Cory Brinkley
Elgin Fastener Group, LLC

Becky Campbell
State & Federal Communications

Trish Dillinger
Ernst & Young

Bryan Edwards
Development Finance Authority of Summit County

Jaclyn Flossie
Pastoral Counseling Service

Amber Genet
Westfield Insurance

Benson Heckerman
Heckerman Insurance Agency

Gina Heckerman
Willoughby Financial Corporation

Ellen Lander
City of Akron, Law Department

Rebecca Larson-Troyer
Akron-Summit County Public Library

Melissa Marshall
Young Professionals of Akron/Westfield Insurance

Meghan Mathews
FedEx Custom Critical

Pete Nischt
University of Akron College of Business and SEED Legal Clinic

Laura Purdy

Chris Sedlock
SeddyHook Enterprises, LLC

Andrew Smith
Carlisle Brake and Friction

Jane Spelich
Old Carolina Barbecue Co.

Jaci Stein
County of Summit

Jacquie Tinnemeyer
Artcetera/Old Trail School