Board of Directors 

2018 Board of Directors

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

2018 Executive Committee

Nicholas Browning, Huntington
Malcolm Costa, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
Clair Dickinson, Brouse McDowell
Patrick Kelly, FirstEnergy
James Hardy, City of Akron
Wayne Hill, University of Akron
David Lieberth, Lieberth Consulting Group
Brian Moore, Roetzel & Andress
Donald J. Pavlik, PNC
Gary Rickel, CB Richard Ellis
Julie Wesel, Chemstress Consultant

Term Ending 2019

Joash Bloom, Schipper Group
James Crouse, Portage Path Behavioral Health
Laura Engle, Metisentry
Kirk Gardner, FirstEnergy Service Company
James Hardy, City of Akron
David Lieberth*, Lieberth Consulting Group
Gregg Mervis, Akron-Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau/J. S. Knight Center
Donald J. Pavlik*, PNC
Richard Rebadow, Greater Akron Chamber
Scott Riley, Akron RubberDucks
Ilene Shapiro, County of Summit
Joel Testa, Testa Companies
Lauren Ward, NOTO Boutique
Keeven White, Whitespace Creative

Term Ending 2020

Catherine Breck Colon, Office of Congressman Tim Ryan
Donae Ceja, Tactical & Practical LLC
Malcolm Costa*, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
Wayne Hill*, The University of Akron
Greta Johnson, County of Summit
Peter D. Moore, KeyBank
Brian Moore*, Roetzel & Andress
C. Allen Nichols, Akron Bar Association
Gary Rickel*, CB Richard Ellis
Alex Shannon, Akron Children's Hospital
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 Clinc Akron General
Patrick Kelly*, FirstEnergy
Mark Masuoka, Akron Art Museum
Ralph Palmisano, Leiby Hanna Rasnick Towne Evanchan Palmisano Hobson LLC
Tony Troppe, The Everett Group
Leonardo Sferra, GPD Group
Laura Wallerstein, Roetzel

SID Board (Ex-Officio)

Chair: Robert Handelman, Chemstress Consultant
Denise Armstrong, McKinley Management
Michael Kunce, Bowery Management
Daniel Horrigan, Mayor, City of Akron
Marilyn Keith, President, Akron City Council
Michael Trainer, Akron Children's Hospital
Lee Walko, Brennan Manna & Diamond

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.