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Issue: January/February 2011
Power 100: Greater Akron
The Top 25
Virginia Albanese, president and CEO, FedEx Custom Critical NEW
The Power 100 List
Greater Akron, Cuyahoga County, Lake County, Lorain County, Mahoning Valley
#1 Sandy Cutler,
Chairman and CEO,
#3 Christopher Connor,
Chairman and CEO,
The Sherwin-Williams Co.
Tale of Two Cities
#4 Dan Gilbert,
Majority owner, Cleveland Cavaliers; chairman, Quicken Loans Inc.; principal, Rock Gaming
#6 Anthony Alexander,
President and CEO, FirstEnergy Corp.
In Good Health
#8 Thomas Zenty,
CEO, University Hospitals
#13 Beth Mooney,
President, COO, and incoming chairman and CEO, KeyCorp
County Executive Ed FitzGerald talks economic development
Women on Power
Five women on our list provide their views
Good Years, Bad Years
Tracking ups and downs
How November's winds blew in change
2010 honorees who didn't
make the list
The chair of the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Albanese is involved in local economic competitiveness efforts and a talent initiative to engage and retain young professionals.
Anthony J. Alexander
, president and CEO, FirstEnergy Corp.
William Batchelder, speaker of the Ohio House NEW
The Republican leader and former judge served 30 years in the state House before the term limits era, giving him an institutional knowledge and authority now rare in Columbus.
Rob Briggs, president, GAR Foundation; chairman, Knight Foundation
Daniel Colantone, president and CEO, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
William Considine, president and CEO, Akron Children’s Hospital
Frank Douglas, president and CEO, Austen BioInnovation Institute NEW
The scientist and former MIT professor, once a teenage preacher in Guyana, is now a leader in moving Akron’s economy forward. The Geoffrey Beene Gives Back Foundation named him a “Rock Star of Science” in November.
Paul Greig, chairman, president and CEO, FirstMerit Corp.
Joe Kanfer, chairman and CEO, GOJO Industries
Richard Kramer, chairman, president and CEO, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. NEW
At 47, Kramer is one of the youngest chairmen in Goodyear’s history, but he’s had a leading role in company strategy since 2003, with his eye on emerging markets.
Lester Lefton, president, Kent State University NEW
Under Lefton’s leadership, Kent State is taking a leading role in fields important to Northeast Ohio’s resurgence: flexible electronic materials, liquid crystal displays, urban design and government collaboration.
Christine Amer Mayer, COO and legal counsel, GAR Foundation NEW
Although Mayer is still in her 30s, she’s taking on an increased leadership role in Akron’s nonprofit community.
Don Plusquellic, mayor, Akron
Luis Proenza, president, University of Akron
Russ Pry, Summit County executive
Tom Strauss, president and CEO, Summa Health System
Frank Sullivan, chairman and CEO, RPM International Inc.
Betty Sutton, U.S. Representative
Mary Taylor, Lieutenant Governor, Ohio
Ward J. “Tim” Timken Jr., chairman, The Timken Co.
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