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Torchbearers name Class of 2013

12/6/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

GREATER AKRON — Torchbearers has chosen 39 future leaders for its Class of 2013 after attracting its largest applicant pool since forming in 2003, according to the organization’s officials.

Torchbearers is a young professional organization founded by Akron residents Scott Read and Jefferson Satterfield in 2003 and focused on building a better Greater Akron community through leadership development and service.

Members of the newest class will take part in a yearlong curriculum devoted to professional development, board leadership and community exposure, and shadow local nonprofit boards, participate in numerous volunteer opportunities and network with community leaders.

Members of the Class of 2013 include: Cody Albert, Westfield Group; Stephanie Albrecht, TeachAmerica; Amanda Barna, Center for Marketing & Opinion Research; Paul Becks, Welty Building Co.; Megan Boubla, Charles Schwab & Co.; Jenna Bouhall, Summit County Common Pleas Court; Karen Cheung, Area Agency on Aging; Graham Curtis, FirstMerit Bank; Kristen Dunbar, Akron Rotary Camp; Nathan Eppink, Metro Parks, Serving Summit County; Chris Faircloth, Huntington Bank; Allyson Ford, Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau; Samantha Franchino, Barberton City Schools; Derrick Hall, Elder & Hall LLC; Jason Haas, Summit County Department of Job and Family Services; Anna-Jeannine Herman and Justin Herman, Something New Entertainment; Brian Hollingsworth, Akron Children’s Hospital; Kimberly Huff, Akron-Canton Airport; Nolan James, Panther Expediting; Beth Kelley, Akron Area YMCA; Katie Kelley, Meaden and Moore; Aaron Kurchev and Michael McKeon, GOJO; Paul LaGuardia, Diamond Communications; Heather Lentz, Goldfish Report; Mindy Marsden, Bober, Markey, Fedorovich and Co.; Tracy Nauer and Lisa Russell, Akron General Health System; David Nelson, Sterling Jewelers; Leighann Poplaski, the Ninth District Court of Appeals; David Rich, Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties; Adam Rosenberger, TLT Babcock Inc.; Melinda Scalfaro, Sol Harris; Harold Schwarz, Stark & Knoll Co. LPA; Kevin Smith, University of Akron Institute for Leadership Advancement; Hillary Stewart, FirstEnergy; Laura Wallerstein, Brennan, Manna and Diamond; and David Wyzynski, Cygem.

Anyone ages 25 to 39 interested in leadership development and community service can apply to participate in the Torchbearers Class of 2014. The application process begins in March and runs through July. For an application and more details, visit www.Torch bearersAkron.com.

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