Employee of Distinction

2022 Event Details

Employee of Distinction Luncheon logo

Mark your schedules for the 2022 Employee of Distinction event on Sept. 7! We look forward to celebrating the shining stars in our community.

The Employee of Distinction program helps area businesses showcase their top notch employees who have made a significant difference by going above and beyond; and as a means to let those employees know how much they are valued by their employers.

For questions on the event, please contact Jolene Gordon (jgordon@goodwillakron.org) or Gina Shook (gshook@goodwillakron.org).

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Event Information Sheet
Sponsor Information Sheet
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Keynote Speaker

Christine Fowler Mack
Superintendent
Akron Public Schools

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Event Chairs

  • Pamela  Crombie – Program Manager, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
  • Chrissy Myers – CEO, AUI & Clarity HR
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Event Sponsors

Gold

Clarity HR

Sonya & Tom Presper

Silver

Britton Gallagher

Eric & Nan McClenaghan

PNC Financial Services Group

W3 Financial Group

Bronze

Bober Markey Fedorovich

Fifth Third Bank

Marc Servodio CFP®, AIF® – Vita Advisors, LLC

Copper

S.A. Comunale

Diamond Patron

Jennifer & Justin Bako

David & Kathleen Bucci

Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III

Chuck & Debbie Ducey

Bill & Mary Glaeser

William & Susan Hanlon

Danielle Kimmell

Platinum Patron

Charles & Leslie Zonfa

Gold Patron

Chip Clupper

Laura Judge

Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols

Diane & Derek Smith

Patron

Michelle Mulhern

Media

akronlife
WAKR/WONE/
WQMX/WNWV

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Program Partners

Gold

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Department of Job and Family Services

Hattie Larlham

Silver

The Blick Center

Community Support Services

Summit County Children Services

Child Guidance & Family Solutions

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2021 Event Details

Employee of Distinction Luncheon logo

Thank you to all who were able to join us as we celebrated shining stars in our community on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

The Employee of Distinction program helps area businesses showcase their top notch employees who have made a significant difference by going above and beyond; and as a means to let those employees know how much they are valued by their employers.

Download 2021 Event ProgramRead News Release

Event Replay

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Keynote Speaker

Lorna Wisham
Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Community Involvement
President, FirstEnergy Foundation
FirstEnergy Corp.

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Event Chairs

  • Chris Canova – Executive Director, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
  • Pamela  Crombie – Program Manager, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
  • Chrissy Myers – CEO, AUI
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Event Sponsors

Platinum

Clarity HR

Gold

Presper Financial Architects

Silver

Britton Gallagher

Eric & Nan McClenaghan

PNC Financial Services Group

W3 Wealth Management

Bronze

Bober Markey Fedorovich

Campbell Construction Inc

Fifth Third Bank

Copper

S.A. Comunale

Marc Servodio & Erin Ehrlinspiel

Jeana Singleton, Brennan, Manna, Diamond

Table

Comfort Systems USA

Diamond Patron

Jennifer & Justin Bako

David & Kathleen Bucci

Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III, Professional Driving Instructor, State of Ohio
Licensed

Chuck & Debbie Ducey

Bill & Mary Glaeser

William & Susan Hanlon

Mary Ellen & Joe Hinkle

Danielle Kimmell

Kimberly & Greg Morton

Gold Patron

Chip Clupper

Julie & Randy Katz

Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols

Diane Smith

Charles & Leslie Zonfa

Patron

Brad Gilbo

Laura Judge

Media

akronlife
WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV

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Program Partners

Gold

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties

The Blick Center

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Department of Job and Family Services

VANTAGE Aging

Silver

Community Support Services

The County of Summit ADM Board

Hattie Larlham

Summit County Children Services

Bronze

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

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2020 Event Details

Employee of Distinction Luncheon logo

Thank you to all who participated in the 19th Annual Employee of Distinction virtual event on Sept. 9, 2020.

If you were not able to watch the 2020 event live, view a replay below.

Download 2020 Event ProgramView 2020 News Release on Honorees & Winners
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Keynote Speaker

  • Teresa R. LeGrair – President & CEO, Akron Urban League
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Event Chairs

  • Chris Canova – Executive Director, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
  • Pamela  Crombie – Program Manager, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
  • Chrissy Myers – Director & CEO, AUI
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Event Replay


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Event Sponsors

Platinum

AUI
Synthomer Foundation

Silver

Britton Gallagher
Eric & Nan McClenaghan
PNC Financial Services Group
W3 Wealth Management

Bronze

Avaap
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Brennan Manna Diamond
Campbell Construction Inc
Fifth Third Bank
Roetzel & Andress

Copper

S.A. Comunale

Diamond Patron

Jennifer & Justin Bako
David & Kathleen Bucci
Chuck & Debbie Ducey
Bill & Mary Glaeser
Kimberly & Greg Morton

Gold Patron

Chip Clupper
Paul & Kim Jackson

Patron

Brad Gilbo
Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols

Media

akronlife
WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV