Wadsworth Area Alumni

What do you have in common with these Wadsworth Area leaders?

All of these leaders attended a Leadership Medina County (LMC) program. LMC is our community’s most trusted resource for leadership development, civic engagement, and professional development. For 30 years, the learning and network we offer has enabled over one thousand leaders to be the change they want to see in the world.

We offer an unmatched array of leadership programming to meet the unique needs of this community.  Our programs are designed to inspire, challenge and connect business and civic leaders, from all career stages and backgrounds.

From high school through retirement, LMC offers four leadership programs: Junior Leadership, The LEAD Institute, Signature Program, and Legacy Leaders. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn about your community and improve your leadership acumen, these programs are for you.

Contact our team to get on the wait list for the next program at info@leadershipmedinacounty.org or call us at 330-721-7118.

Attend our Program Preview Party to connect with Directors and Alumni! March 10th, 2021 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Register here!

Signature Class

Ron Paydo (2)

Ron Paydo

Signature Program Class of 2000
Community Bank President and Business Banking Area Manager, Huntington National Bank

“Leadership Medina County allowed me to connect with other Medina county leaders and network with them to help make our community thrive. Each person brought a new perspective, making this experience one I would recommend to anyone considering any of the Leadership Medina County programs.”


Dr. Dale Fortner

Signature Class of 2001
Former Superintendent, Wadsworth City Schools
Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development
Sandridge Food Corporation

"Being an alumni of LMC is the type of experience that people don’t regret. Graduates have a unique bond and are part of a strong network of professionals that contribute to the high quality of life in Medina County. The special insights, experiences, and opportunities afforded by being part of LMC are ones that I would recommend not passing up if given the chance. Like hundreds of others, you will be glad you got involved."


Michelle Reese

Signature Class of 2018
Associate Attorney, Roetzel & Andress

“Leadership Medina County was an incredible opportunity to expand my awareness and knowledge of the great businesses and organizations here in Medina County. The friendships and professional connections I made during my LMC class year are sure to last a lifetime!”


Bryan Corbin

Signature Class of 2021
Director – Financial Planning and Analysis, Synthomer Plc

“I find this group to be truly amazing.  Each time we get a chance to meet I’m reminded of that.  The video of Matt and Brad and their teams, Bob’s fantastic work getting Medina County educators their vaccines, and the tireless passion from the entire group about our community.  Admirable group that it feels overstated to call ‘my peers.’ So much of it is because of what you and your team have been doing for years.  Thanks for the experience!”


Joel Hlavaty

Signature Class of 2014
Partner/Attorney, Frantz Ward LLP

“Participating in LMC, which promotes Medina County businesses and assists in the education and professional growth of the individuals who lead them, is a great way to learn more about the various companies in our county, as well as to network and form friendships with other professionals.”


Janie Parish

Signature Class of 2009
Executive Director, Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce

“After 12 years, I am still in touch with many of my fellow Leadership classmates. Networking and enjoying new friendships are certainly bonuses of the program.”


Matthew Addis

Signature Class of 2021
Manager Attestation Services, RW Corwin & Company, Inc.

“Leadership is teaching me, especially during a pandemic, that true leaders are selfless and work together for the greater good of their community.”

LEAD Institute and Emerging Leaders

Meghan Bates

Meghan Bates

LEAD Institute Class of 2021
Vice President - Operations, Luke Engineering

“Leadership Medina County has been a great way for me to connect with other leaders around Medina County and use our experience to help each other grow. We talk about real life problems in class and we help each other tackle the challenges that show up in our day-to-day roles. I love giving back to the community and being a part of the next generation of great Medina County leaders.”

Jason Sanders Assistant Director of Development University of Akron Emerging Leaders, Class of 2020 Signature Class of 2021 “Leadership Medina County has helped me see that leadership is about taking charge, not being in charge. The best part of the experience is knowing that each class day gives you different tools to assist you in addressing the needs of our community.”

Jason Sanders

Emerging Leaders, Class of 2020
Signature Class of 2021
Assistant Director of Development, University of Akron

“Leadership Medina County has helped me see that leadership is about taking charge, not being in charge. The best part of the experience is knowing that each class day gives you different tools to assist you in addressing the needs of our community.”

Junior Leadership


Nolan Kubilus

Junior Leadership Class of 2020
Wadsworth High School Senior

“The program was a combination of vital life skills, fun, and great food.”


Rachel Murphy

Junior Leadership Class of 2021
Wadsworth High School Junior

“Junior Leadership is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Medina County, leadership qualities, and yourself!”

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