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Chamber Announces 2020 30 for the Future Recipients


Greater Akron— Thirty Greater Akron Region young professionals have been named the recipients of the thirteenth annual “30 for the Future” award. Part of the Greater Akron Chamber’s strategy to attract and retain talent in the region, the “30 for the Future” award honors young professionals (ages 25-39) whose stellar contributions impact their industries and the Greater Akron Region. A list of the award winners follows:

Alexandra Potter
Victim Assistance Program

Andre D. Campbell
United Way of Summit & Medina

Andrew Novak
SaaS Factory

Andrew Rothermel

Brian Lapolla
Akron Children's Hospital

Brianna Kelly
Pritt Entertainment Group

Carmen Roberts
Kent State University

Danielle Murphy
International Chemical Workers Union Council of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Daria Gaither
FedEx Custom Critical

David Hamilton
Akron Municipal Court

The University of Akron Research Foundation

Gia Bell
Red Oak Behavioral Health

Hanne-Lore Gambrell
Brouse McDowell LPA

Iriel Hopkins
Summa Health

Jen Vliet
Knight Foundation + The Well CDC

Kayla Atchison
Office of Congressman Anthony Gonzalez

Kelli Fetter
Downtown Akron Partnership

Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D.
Kent State University

Maureen Aebi

Michelle Reese
Roetzel & Andress

Morgan Lasher
Amp Strategy

Nichole Terrett
RAHAB Ministries

Rachel Bridenstine
Development Finance Authority

Rana Matar
Summit County Clerk of Courts

Raven Gayheart
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Sam Myers
Area Wide Protective

Sarah Genet
AxessPointe Community Health Center

Sarah Suboticki
Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

Shaleeta Smith
Summit County Public Health

Tessa Torowski
Project Learn of Summit County

Independent committees selected the recipients based on the finalists’ professional accomplishments, leadership and community service. Recipients were nominated by members of the Greater Akron Chamber and regional profit and non-profit organizations, including many of the region’s young professional organizations.

This year’s award recipients will be recognized in a week-long virtual celebration in September. The celebrations will be open to the public to view online. Sponsorships are still available; contact Anna Richards at (330) 237-1214 or [email protected] for sponsorship information.

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