Exclusively for Members of the Leadership Akron Alumni Association, current Signature, NEXT and Diversity on Board Class participants, and Torchbearers members.
Speaker: Steve Millard, CEO, Greater Akron Chamber
Moderator: Doug Weintraub, CEO, Bounce Innovation Hub
Come join us for breakfast the second Wednesday of each month, as we bring in Akron’s changemakers for leadership conversations focused on key elements of the Signature Program curriculum. Get to know the current class and engage with other alumni through this open forum.
Steve Millard is President & CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber and in that role is responsible for leading the Greater Akron Area’s Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce serving Medina, Portage and Summit Counties. Steve’s work is focused on leading the chamber’s efforts to drive jobs and investment in the Greater Akron region, improve the region’s competitiveness and to advocate for the needs of the business community in the region with its elected and appointed officials.
Prior to joining the Greater Akron Chamber, Steve served as Executive Vice President of the Greater Cleveland Partnership; President and Executive Director of COSE (the Council of Smaller Enterprises); as a supply chain management consultant with Accenture (at that time Andersen Consulting) and as a supply chain specialist with GE Healthcare (at that time GE Medical Systems).
Steve is a certified chamber executive, serves on the Boards of Leadership Akron, the Summit Education Initiative (data based school performance collaborative), ConxusNEO (regional workforce intermediary) and Medical Services Company. He is a frequent adviser to businesses and a regular facilitator for strategic planning and leadership team retreats.
Steve has a BS in Transportation and Distribution Management and a BS in Finance from Syracuse University and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University.