Our Staff and Board

Staff at 900 Cleveland Avenue NW

David Whitehill

President & CEO

David Lee

Director of Resource Development

Meg Laubacher

VP of Finance & Administration

Kimberly Phillips

Director of Education

Anne Wadian

Office Manager

Lynn & Dave Shimko

Canton First Friday

Staff at 1001 Market Avenue N

Rob Barrett

VP of Facilities

Jake Goodwin

Facility Technician

Katy Russell

Director of Events

Andrew Hayes

Facility Technician

Mike Parker

Security

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

Janet Weir Creighton,
Chair
Stark County Commissioner

Christopher Goff,
Vice Chair
Employers Health
Emil Alecusan,
Secretary
Community Leader

Brent Fatzinger,
Treasurer
Abbott Electric
Brian Zimmerman,
Immed. Past Chair
Zimmerman Law

Regular Members

Barbara Abbott Canton Food Tours
Barry Adelman ADCO Distributors
Adrian Allison Pro Football Hall of Fame
Tammy Altmayer Home Savings
Perry Bahr Hendrickson International
Tina Biasella Aultman Hospital
Lindsay Bowman KeyBank
Allyson Bussey Visit Canton
Jolene Colant Hall Kistler
Sally Morse Dale Fieldcrest Estate
Max Deuble The Deuble Foundation
Diane Evans Edward Jones
Nicole Feller Akron Children’s Hospital
Sara Finan PNC Bank
Collyn Floyd Canton Regional Chamber
Anne Graffice Hall of Fame Village
Faye Heston Community Leader
Mike Hoffman Lindsay Precast
Adam Lintz Schauer Group
Jamie Mandeville Marathon Petroleum
Kyle Moore Chesapeake Utilities
Rod Moore Black McCuskey
Geoff Nicely R. G. Smith Co.
Ron Ponder Community Leader
Saylor Putman Putman Properties
Kathy Smithberger Mercy Medical Center
Jeff Snyder Huntington Bank
Susan Steiner Community Leader
Sara Swanson Williams
Robert R. Timken Cormony Development
Jim Williams Krugliak Wilkins Griffiths & Dougherty

Ex-Officio

Mark Belgya
President, Canton Museum of Art

Victor Valli
Chair, Sing Stark

Dan Sibila
President, Players Guild Theatre

Gail Martino
Chair, Canton Symphony Orchestra

Gloria Pope
Chair, Massillon Museum

Todd Herberghs
Chair, Palace Theatre

Ryan McMichael
President, Canton Ballet

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  • Event must take place in Stark County, Ohio.
  • Event must be arts, entertainment or culture related. 
  • Event must be open to the public. No private events.
  • Event can be free or ticketed but must include a link to a website or social media event where more information is available. 
  • Event must be submitted at least one week prior to the start date.