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Linda Conrad Shares Commitment to Ingenuity

Courtesy Of Leadership Akron
Story by Debbie McKinney


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Linda Conrad, President and Executive Director Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens



Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens gained a leader with a life-long passion for ingenuity in Linda Conrad, President and Executive Director since 2009. Linda shared her vast experience and expertise in team building at December’s Leadership on Main.

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Gary Wyatt shares his path of redemption, commitment and leadership

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Photo Courtesy of Leadership Akron


Story by Laura Ofobike – Courtesy of Leadership Akron Class ’12


Gary Wyatt has been on both sides of the addiction divide. Speaking to a Leadership on Main audience, the co-founder of North Hill Community House told a compelling story of personal redemption and commitment, and surprisingly to himself, leadership.

As a child, he saw his parents’ struggles with alcoholism and poverty. When he was a student and an athlete at Garfield High School, he did a “little alcohol and a little pot” now and then, he said, but never anything that got him into trouble. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school to see the world, served four years and returned to Akron in 1989.

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Feeding the future of America, One backpack at a time


By Dorothy Markulis


The ubiquitous backpack

It is truly everywhere. Children trudge home from school toting them with a heavy load of items – books, clothes, games and other useful items.

But for some in four community learning centers in Akron, the backpack is a lifeline, saving the elementary students from hunger. Continue reading