Speaker Date Topic
Kitrael Chin, President/Director/Founder Jan 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Hearts for Music
Lisa Gray Feb 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Ohio Excels

Lisa A. Gray is the founding president of Ohio Excels. Gray’s career has been dedicated to improving the educational outcomes of ALL of Ohio’s students.

Prior to leading Ohio Excels, Gray had her own consulting practice specializing in public policy development, government relations, advocacy, strategic planning, and project management with an emphasis on public education. Her clients included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Achieve, Inc., Philanthropy Ohio, Battelle for Kids, Ohio Business Roundtable, Teach for America, Jobs for the Future and the Office of Governor Taft, among others.

Prior to starting her consulting practice, Gray was the Director of Policy and Communications at Battelle for Kids from 2001-2005. In 2000, Gray served as the Project Director of the Governor’s Commission for Student Success. The bi-partisan commission, appointed by Governor Taft, developed recommendations for improving Ohio’s K-12 public education system.

Gray also served as the Deputy Executive Assistant to Columbus Mayor Greg Lashutka. Prior to joining the Mayor’s office, Gray served in a number of positions at the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

Gray graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with a BS in Elementary Education. At the start of her career, she served as an elementary school teacher. She and her husband have four wonderful sons, all of whom have been educated in Ohio’s public schools.

Donald Obermeier & Dennis Check Feb 08, 2022 12:00 PM
ACE Mentor Program of Greater Akron-Canton
Kemp Boyd, MAOM, BL Feb 22, 2022 12:00 PM
Love Akron

Kemp is a diligent connector and convener, who has forged relationships across the city Akron over the years, from faith community, civic and non-profits to profit organizations alike. He is skilled in Community Engagement, public speaking, Program Development, Sports Management, Coaching, and Athletic Training. With over a decade of leadership experience and a passion for motivating others, Kemp’s mission is to empower those around him to reach their full potential, including the men at Kenmore-Garfield High School where he serves as head football coach.

Jessica Swiger, Executive Director Mar 01, 2022 12:00 PM
First Glance Kenmore

Jessica loves a good cup of coffee, playing pranks on co-workers, and singing the happy birthday song.

Karen Hrdlicka and Jacinto Nunez Mar 08, 2022 12:00 PM
Akron Rotary Club Bylaws Changes
Chili Open Wrap Up Mar 15, 2022 12:00 PM
Cyndi Kane and Jeff Sheeks
Don Padgett III, Executive Director Apr 26, 2022 12:00 PM
Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship