SOSA Judges and Committee

Summit of Sustainability Award (SOSA) Judges
Thanks to the generous support of our judges and committee members who volunteer their time and help make the Summit of Sustainability awards a success.

Esteemed Judges for Summit of Sustainability Awards 2012-2014
Dr. Nicholas Zingale, Cleveland State University

Dr. Stacy Willett, Professor of Emergency Management, Lead Faculty: Emergency Management & Homeland Security, Executive Committee Member: Center for Emergency Management & Homeland Security Policy Research, The University of Akron

Sam Rubens, Air Administrator, Akron Regional Air Quality Management District

Robert Marshall, President, Cedarwood Architectural

Michael D. Long, P.E., Network Leader, Ohio By-Product Synergy Network,

SOSA Judges at SOSA luncheon

Four of the five SOSA Judges at the inaugural Summit of Sustainability Awards. Pictured L to R: Mr. Marshall, Mr. Rubens, Dr. Willet, and Dr. Zingale. (Not pictured: Mr. Long)

The 2016 Summit of Sustainability Awards Committee
Molly Becker – Director Communications & Marketing METRO RTA
Tommy Bruno – General Manager, 91.3 The Summit
Jacqui Flaherty-Ricchiuti – Executive Director & CEO, Keep Akron Beautiful/Facilitator for SOSA
Patrick Gsellman, PE WW3, City of Akron, Akron Waterways Renewed Program Manager
Carol Haines – Director, Economic Development-Ohio & West Virginia, FirstEnergy Corp
Jim Hall, Manager, City of Akron Public Works
Steve Hopkins – Assistant to the Head of School for New Programs, Old Trail School
Andrew James – Membership and Operations, 91.3 The Summit
Connie Krauss – Director Department of Community & Economic Development, County of Summit
Ben Kroeck – Philanthropy Coordinator, Dominion and Dominion Foundation
Mike Lauro – Director of Facilities, Signet Jewelers
Kevin Lockett – President, Lockett Media
John Moore – Director of Public Services, City of Akron
Chris Norman – Director of Capital Projects & Sustainability, Akron Zoo
Dana Palmer – VP of Facility Services, Signet Jewelers
Erick Palmer – District Manager, Waste Management
Cindy Pantea – Communications and Office Manager, Keep Akron Beautiful
Doug Piekarz – President & CEO, Akron Zoological Park
Joanna Reese – Account Executive, Smart Business,
Mary Ann Roach – Community Affairs, Bridgestone Americas
Jackie Rowe – Facilities Analyst, Signet Jewelers
Tim Schwendeman – VP, Affinity Consultants
John Sharp – President & Owner, River Valley Paper Co
Aaron Stull – Sales Representative, River Valley Paper Co
Dennis Tubbs – Deputy Director of Planning/GIS
Sara Vojtek – Manager of Events, Greater Akron Chamber