Board of Trustees


Chairman - Dennis Nash, Executive Chairman of the Board, Kenan Advantage Group

Vice Chairman - Edward J. Roth III, President & CEO, Aultman Health Foundation

Secretary - Joseph Halter, President, Solmet Technologies, Inc.

Treasurer - Roger A. Bettis, President, Green Lines Transportation, Inc.

Assistant Treasurer - Gary R. Smith, Retired Executive


James Allen, President, J. Allen Family Partners LTD Real Estate

Brian J. Barker, Founder & Chairman, AFS Logistics/Limited Partner, Atlanta Falcons

Brian S. Belden, Vice President Sales & Marketing, The Belden Brick Co.

Barbara Bennett, Director of Education Initiatives, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Gayle Benson, Owner, New Orleans Saints

Mark Davis, Owner, Oakland Raiders

Roger Goodell, Commissioner, National Football League

Stephen Gregory, CEO,Gregory Industries

Jimmy Haslam, Owner, Cleveland Browns

Randall C. Hunt, Attorney, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA

Donald E. Jakeway, President & CEO, Jakeway & Associates LLC

Jerry Jones, Owner/President/General Manager, Dallas Cowboys/Pro Football Hall of Fame member

Bernard McRae, Jr., President & CEO, Main Street Lighting

Frank J. Monaco, Partner, 415 Group, Inc.

Warren Moon, President & Founder, Sports 1 Marketing/Pro Football Hall of Fame member

Anthony Muñoz, Executive Director, Anthony Muñoz Foundation/Pro Football Hall of Fame member

George R. Oliver, Chairman & CEO, Johnson Controls

James A. Porter, Publisher, The Canton Repository and GateHouse Ohio Media

Renée Powell, PGA/LPGA Pro, General Manager, Clearview Golf Club

Dennis Saunier, President & CEO, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Stephen Harold Schott, Managing Partner, CapTrust 

John A. Sirpilla, Founder, Encourage LLC 

Amy Adams Strunk, Controlling Owner, Tennessee Titans

W.R. Timken Jr., Former US Ambassador to Germany, Retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of The Timken Co.

Denise DeBartolo York, Co-Chairman, San Francisco 49ers

Robert A. Zmudka, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, GATX Rail North America

Advisory Committee

Paul Bishop, Chairman & CEO, H-P Products, Inc.

Joe Browne, Founder & CEO, Joe Browne Agency

Mark Butterworth, COO, CommQuest

Charles DeLacey, CFO, Kenan Advantage Group

Ernesto Flores Lozano, Founder, Flores Lozano Abogados, S.C.

Matthew Hunt, Director/Shareholder, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA

Eric Kempthorn, President, Kempthorn Motors

David Knowlton, Managing Partner, Three Ocean Partners, LLC.

Phil Olsen, President, Know Your Strengths

Mary Owen, Principal & Senior Advisor, Delphi21 Advisors, LLC.

Larry Paul, Managing Principal, Laurel Crown Partners, LLC.

Todd Pugh, CEO & Founder, Enviroscapes Group

Joseph Schauer, Executive VP, Schauer Group

Gerald Schroer, CEO, The Schroer Group

Honorary Board Members

Bill Belden

Ted Boyd

Ron Dougherty

Norm Jackson

Willie Lanier

Bob Mahoney

John Muhlbach

Steve Perry

Dave Robinson

Tom Schervish