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Directors & Advisors

The individuals helping guide our organization


  • Lee A. Chilcote, Founder, The Chilcote Law Firm
  • Roy A. Church, President, Lorain County Community College
  • Rodney W. Howell, President & CEO, Libra Industries, Inc.
  • Robert A. Kerscher, CEO (Retired), Lexi-Comp, Inc.
  • D. Kirk Neiswander, President & Founder, EDGE
  • David O’Halloran, Sr., President, Manufacturing Futures, Inc.


  • William E. Conway, Chairman of the Board (emeritus), Fairmount Santrol
  • R. Douglas Cowan, Chairman & CEO (Retired), The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Thomas Cristal, Partner (Retired), Files, Cristal & McFarlane
  • Seth Harris, Chairman, Brand Development
  • Walter E. Kalberer, Founder & President (Retired), WEK Industries, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Lucier, President, The Banks Baldwin Foundation
  • Michael J. Merriman, Partner, Resilience Capital Partners
  • P. Charles Miller, Chairman, Duramax Marine, LLC
  • A. Malachi Mixon III, Chairman & CEO, Invacare Corporation
  • Brian F. Murphy, Partner, JTM Investments
  • William, B. Summers, Jr., Trustee, Summers Family Foundation
  • Steve Walling, CEO, Plasticolors


  • Jacqueline Acho, President, The Acho Group
  • Raj Aggarwal, DBA, Professor (retired), The University of Akron
  • James Allen, Chairman/CEO, Mold Masters International
  • Sergey Anokhin, Professor, College of Business, Kent State University
  • Peter Broer, President & CEO, Lumitex, Inc.
  • Tobin Buckner, Akron Entrepreneurial Manager, JumpStart 
  • David A. Cook, CFO, SDG Inc.
  • Fred Collopy, PhD, Professor; Chair of Information Systems Dept., Case Western Reserve University
  • Don J. Dailey, Retired Managing Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers; Executive in Residence, John Carroll University
  • Rocco A. Di Lillo, CEO, City Visitor Inc.
  • Jeffrey P. Gotschall, Chairman, SIFCO Industries, Inc.
  • Susan C. Hanlon, DBA, Assistant Dean, The University of Akron
  • R. Robertson Hilton, DM, President & CEO, The A.M. McGregor Group
  • Joseph Majewski, President/CEO, ChromaScape Inc.
  • Salvatore J. Miraglia, Jr., President – Steel (Retired), The Timken Company
  • Harvey S. Nelson, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Main Street Gourmet
  • Linda M. Olejko, Managing Director, Glenmede
  • Norman E. Wells, Jr., Partner & Operation Executive, SFW Capital Partners