Board of Directors 

2019 Officers

Chair: Donald J. Pavlik, PNC
President: Suzie Graham, Downtown Akron Partnership
Vice Chair: Malcolm Costa, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
Treasurer: Julie Wesel, Chemstress Consultant
Secretary: Brian Moore, Roetzel

2019 Executive Committee

Catherine Breck, Office of Congressman Tim Ryan
Malcolm Costa, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
Clair Dickinson, Brouse McDowell
Dawn Distler, METRO RTA
James Hardy, City of Akron
Pam Hickson-Stevenson, Akron-Summit County Public Library
Wayne Hill, University of Akron
Greta Johnson, County of Summit
Patrick Kelly, FirstEnergy
David Lieberth, Lieberth Consulting Group
Brian Moore, Roetzel & Andress
Donald J. Pavlik, PNC
Gary Rickel, CB Richard Ellis

Term ending 2020

Catherine Breck, Office of Congressman Tim Ryan
Donae Ceja, Tactical & Practical LLC
Malcolm Costa, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
Kirk Gardner, FirstEnergy Service Company
Wayne Hill, University of Akron
Greta Johnson, County of Summit
Brian Moore, Roetzel & Andress
Peter Moore, KeyBank
C. Allen Nicols, Akron Bar Assoc.
Gary Rickel, CB Richard Ellis
Carla Sibley, Akron Public Schools

Julie Wesel, Chemstress Consultant

Term ending 2021

Tim Betz, Akron Beacon Journal
Nicholas Browning*, Huntington
Chris Burnham, Development Finance Authority Summit County
Kathy Cunningham, Cascade Plaza Associates LLC
Clair Dickinson*, Brouse McDowell
Jaclyn Flossie, Pastoral Counseling Service of Summit County
Suzanne Hobson, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Patrick Kelly*, FirstEnergy
Mark Masuoka, Akron Art Museum
Ralph Palmisano, Leiby Hanna Rasnick Towne Evanchan Palmisano Hobson LLC
Leonardo Sferra, GPD Group
Tony Troppe, The Everett Group
Laura Wallerstein, Roetzel

Term ending 2022

Lauren Anderson, Noto Boutique
Joash Bloom, Schipper Group
Dawn Distler, METRO RTA
James Hardy, city of Akron
Pam Hickson-Stevenson, Akron-Summit County Public Library

David Lieberth*, Lieberth Consulting Group
Craig McGhee, Akron Children's Hospital
Gregg Mervis, Akron-Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau/J. S. Knight Center
Steve Millard, Greater Akron Chamber
Donald J. Pavlik*, PNC
Antha Poleondakis,
Scott Riley,
Akron RubberDucks
Ilene Shapiro, county of Summit
Charlie Somtrakool, Cilantro
Joel Testa,Testa Companies
Keeven White, Whitespace Creative

SID Board (Ex-Officio)

Chair: Lee Walko, Brennan Manna & Diamond
Denise Armstrong, McKinley Management
Robert Handelman, Chemstress
Michael Kunce, Bowery Management
Jason Segedy, Mayor, city of Akron
Margo Sommerville, President, Akron City Council
Michael Trainer, Akron Children's Hospital

Downtown Akron Partnership non discrimination policy

Downtown Akron Partnership does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients.

Downtown Akron Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.