Dan Flowers, President & CEO, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, to Deliver Keynote Address at Employee of Distinction Luncheon

Dan_FlowersAKRON, Ohio — Aug. 4, 2015 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce Dan Flowers, president & CEO, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, will present the keynote address at its 14th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. The speech is titled “The Honor of a Job Well Done.” Tickets for the event are $30 each and reservations can be made at http://goodwillakron.org/EDL.

Flowers is in his 12th year as President & CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. During his tenure, the Foodbank has experienced significant growth increasing food distribution from 9.1 million pounds to 26 million pounds in 2014. Under his leadership, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank became the 2012 Foodbank of the Year, the highest recognition achievable by food banks across the nation in the Feeding America network. Most recently, the Foodbank received the NorthCoast99 award, and was recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s best places to work.

Flowers is a member and former vice-chairman of Feeding America’s National Affiliate Council (NAC) and is currently Vice Chairman of the Ohio Association Foodbank’s Board of Directors.  He is also a member of BVU: Center for Non-Profit Excellence Board of Directors, the Better Business Bureau Board of Directors, and the Development Fund of the Western Reserve Advisory Board.  Dan is also a proud graduate of Leadership Akron Class XXII. For more information on Flowers visit, http://goodwillakron.org/EDL.

Employee of Distinction Luncheon
The Employee of Distinction Luncheon is Goodwill’s signature employee recognition event. All honorees are acknowledged at the event, listed in the commemorative program, and in the running to be named one of the top five Employees of Distinction (chosen by a panel of independent judges). In addition, all honorees will receive two free tickets to a performance at Akron’s historic Civic Theater.

Event Details
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Guy’s Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron

Cost: $30

RSVP: http://goodwillakron.org/EDL


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 www.goodwillakron.org or call 800-989-8428.



Jennifer Bako

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