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One Year Into the Job, Greater Akron Chamber’s President Says Lots More Work to Do

6/17/2019

Greater Akron—When Steve Millard took over as president and chief executive of the Greater Akron Chamber just a bit over a year ago, the organization and the surrounding communities it serves were undergoing significant leadership transitions.

The Chamber was also going through what members called much-needed self-reflection. The board was looking into redefining the multi-county organization’s mission and how it worked with public and private entities. And it was looking for the right professional to lead the Chamber in its evolving roles.

They brought in Millard, who at the time was executive vice president of the Greater Cleveland Partnership and executive director of its Council of Smaller Enterprises, and whose background includes strategy consulting. He succeeded Richard Norton, the former Green mayor who served as interim president and chief executive officer after Dan Colantone left in 2017.

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