Goodwill Honors Program Champions and Re-elects Board Members

AKRON, Ohio — March 30, 2015 — Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties re-elected board members and honored program champions during its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions event March 26. The event hosted by Co-chairs, Kim and Chas Schreckenberger, was attended by nearly 200 individuals.

“We were honored to chair this event for a second year in a row to help recognize the achievements of Goodwill’s program participants,” said Kim and Chas Schreckenberger. “For those with barriers to employment, the pride of receiving a paycheck can be elusive and that is why Goodwill is focused on helping individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. We are proud of the accomplishments of all the honorees and wish them continued success in their careers.”



Celebration of Champions honorees. Front row, left to right: Leah Davis, Stephanie Depew, Elizabeth Willis, Ebony Smith and James Esson. Back row, left to right: Shaun Dunn, Tim Evans, Stephen Beckett and Tom Kalka.


  • Walter Allen
  • Stephen Beckett
  • Leah Davis
  • Stephanie Depew
  • Shaun Dunn
  • James Esson
  • Tim Evans
  • Tom Kalka
  • Courtney Klein
  • Ebony Smith
  • Christopher Tedrow
  • Elizabeth Willis


Directors Re-elected

  • Dr. Raj Aggarwal, CFA – retired, University of Akron
  • Gary L. Rickel – CBRE


Directors Elected for First Three-Year Term

  • Daniel C. Buser, Esq., CPCU – Crain, Langner & Co.
  • Natalie S. Cheung – Day Ketterer
  • Edward (Chip) Clupper – Summit County Executive Russell M. Pry’s Office
  • Brad Jeffries – Peoples Bank
  • Joseph Manolas, CPA – Meaden & Moore, Ltd.
  • Marc Servodio, CFP® – SS&G Wealth Management


Retiring Directors

  • Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III – Brown Mackie College
  • Brent R. Thompson, CPA, MT – Meaden & More, Ltd.
  • Asuama Yeboah-Amankwah – RSC Bio Solutions


2015-16 Honorary Directors

  • Becky Babcox (1951-2012) – Babcox Publications
  • Parker Berry II, CIC – Seibert-Keck Insurance
  • Madeline Bozzelli – community volunteer leader
  • James Bunnell – Austin Tape & Label
  • Edward P. Calame – retired, First National Bank
  • Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III – Brown Mackie College
  • Betty Dalton – community volunteer leader
  • James M. Dannemiller, CPA – BDO, USA, LLP
  • Susan Hanlon, PhD – University of Akron
  • Dorothy O. Jackson – retired, City of Akron
  • John January – Mogen Real Estate Company
  • Randy S. Katz – City Scrap & Salvage
  • Dan Marchetta, Sr. – retired, Marchetta Construction Company
  • Gregory McDermott – FirstMerit Insurance Group | FirstMerit
  • Jackie McDermott – Alcatel-Lucent University
  • Patrick A. McGrath – Catholic Social Services
  • James E. Merklin, CPA, CFE – Bober Markey Fedorovich
  • Cynthia K. Misheff – community volunteer leader, retired educator
  • Donald T. Misheff – retired, Ernst & Young
  • Shelby D. Morgan – W3 Wealth Management, LLC
  • Angela M. Neeley, MBA – Breakthrough Charter Schools
  • Patrick J. Oaks – Welty Building Company
  • Charles Schreckenberger – Braun & Steidl Architects
  • Steven B. Shechter – Dawson Insurance – Akron
  • Beth Sherwood – community volunteer leader
  • John L. Shulan – Shulan’s Fairlawn Jewelers
  • Raymond E. Stankard (1929-2015) – Loral Systems Group
  • Sarah K. Stem – Fifth Third Bank
  • Stephen L. Strayer – PNC Bank
  • Michael A. Sweeney – Brouse McDowell
  • Barry E. Thoman, CPA – Meaden & Moore, Ltd.
  • Larry Uhl – West Point Market
  • Russell Vernon – retired, West Point Market
  • Jerry Welty – retired, Welty Building Company
  • Mark Whitlam – J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Co.
  • Stephen D. Wilt – CAPTRUST Financial Advisors


Event Sponsors Thank you to the event sponsors – Silver: Eric & Nan McClenaghan; Bronze: BCG & Company/BCG Systems, Bober Markey Fedorovich, Fifth Third Bank, FirstMerit Bank, Kim & Chas Schreckenberger, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Roetzel & Andress, The Lefton Group, LLC; Bronze Program Partner: Akron Bar Association; Table: Jim & Denise Bunnell, Hattie Larlham, Gary L. Rickel; Honoree Sponsors: Jennifer Bako, Geoff Belz, Parker & Sally Berry, David & Kathleen Bucci, Sharon & Terrence Dalton, Jessica L. Knopp, Kurt Lutz, Jackie & Greg McDermott, Adam O’Donnell, Gary L. Rickel, George & Beth Sherwood, Jill Hinig Skapin, Maureen Van Duser; Media Partner: Rubber City Radio Group; In-Kind: Hattie’s Café & Bakery.


About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find, and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit or call 800-989-8428.


Jennifer Bako
(330) 786-2519