“Leadership Medina County Introduces 30th Signature Class”

 “Leadership Medina County Introduces 30th Signature Class”

{September 15, 2020, Medina County} Leadership Medina County is set to embark on what’s certainly the most unusual year in our community leadership program’s long history. Leadership Medina County has chosen its latest class of future community champions, bringing in 28 participants for a hybrid of in-person and virtual training and networking.

The class kicked off with a one day opening retreat at The Blair Conference Center, where they got to know each other in new, socially distant team building exercises.

This year’s class includes participants from the region’s corporate, nonprofit and government sectors, such as Westfield Insurance and Bank, RPM International, Huntington Bank, Philpott Solutions Group, Montville Police Department, and Seville Guilford Fire Department.

“We are inspired by the employers and employees who have a desire to become community stewards. This is a testament that the need for strong leadership does not stop.” said Colleen Rice, Executive Director.

The Class of 2021 is the 30th for Leadership Medina County’s Signature program, which has graduated over 1,000 participants.

(Photos by John J. Lohn, Class of 2005)

This year’s class consists of the following members:

Matthew Addis RW Corwin & Company, Inc.
Jennifer Anzalone The Society
Gary Blake Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority
Cheriece Boyd RPM International
Angie Braidich Project: LEARN Of Medina County
Steve Butler Westfield Insurance
Dan Carter Automation Tool & Die
Bryan Corbin Synthomer Plc (Formerly OMNOVA Solutions)
Taylor DeClerico Oberholtzer & Filous, LPA
Kristy Dobes Medina County Career Center
Donielle Finding Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital
Kevin Hack Huntington National Bank
Becky Hambley Medina County Career Center
Bob Hlasko ESC Of Medina County
Edward Hopson Hopson Communications & Coaching, LLC
Laure Javorsky Philpott Solutions Group Inc.
Laura Kettering Buckeye Library – Medina County District Library
John Liebler Retail Success Consulting
Stacey Maleckar Medina County Board Of Developmental Disabilities
Matthew Neil Montville Police Department
Erin Ploucha Westfield Bank
Jason Sanders University Of Akron
Branden Todd Westfield Insurance
Gabriel Tudor Wadsworth City Schools
Bradley Virgin National Design Mart
Brad Winter Seville Guilford Fire Department
Kim Wolff LLA Therapy
Lori Zoss Kraska Growth Owl, LLC


  1. Tim Busby on at

    Congratulations to all! You’ll have a great time building skills and relationships.

  2. Julie Fetto, In Focus class of 2020 on at

    Congratulations to the Leadership Medina County class of 2021! So exciting to see the next class and the impact you will have! I can’t wait to see the next phase of the Civic DNA project. Enjoy all that you will learn about our wonderful county, the networking and amazing friends you will make!

  3. Gail Ebey on at

    May each and everyone of you enjoy your experience! It is such a rewarding program to participate in. You will learn more than you expect to learn – about yourselves and about your community. Congratulations!

  4. Karen Gaub, Collaborators Class 2017 and Emerging Leaders 2014 on at

    Congrats Class of 2021 – I hope you have a wonderful year! Enjoy your time together, connect with new friends, learn all that you can and make sure to continue to stay involved with this incredible organization. Wishing you all the best through your Leadership year!

  5. Debbie Boehmke on at

    Congratulations to the class of ’21. This will be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Take each class day as a new adventure and learning experience…it is something you will never forget!

  6. Julianne Bedel on at

    Congratulations to the 30th Signature Class. What a unique time to embark on this adventure. Best wishes to you all.

    • Debra Cordell, class of 2018 on at

      Congratulations class of 2021! This will be a most rewarding experience for all of you.
      Stay safe and enjoy the adventure!

  7. Stacy Bonitz on at

    Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Enjoy your time discovering the inner workings of our county and enhancing your already present leadership skills. Can’t wait to hear about the incredible impact this experience will have for you – in your job and in the community. Enjoy!!

  8. Rod Knight on at

    Congratulations and Welcome Aboard! Have been a member since 2002. As I look back, it was a very worthwhile decision. I expect and hope your results even exceed mine.

  9. Kelly Smith on at

    Congratulations class of 2021! You are at the start of a wonderful journey. Enjoy each other and each class day. It is a special experience!

  10. Melanie Maulding on at

    Congratulations! Enjoy every moment. This opportunity is bigger than anyone can put into words. 🙂 Mel

  11. Tracey Ruffin on at

    Congratulations to the Class of 2021. Put your seat belts on and get ready for the ride of your life! The journey you are about to embark on is life changing. Take it all in and enjoy it!

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