The 2014 Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Board Member slate with Board Member Candidates was presented
to the membership for a final vote at the November 20, 2013 Luncheon/2013 Annual Meeting at Silver Lake Country Club.
The following Chamber Members were recently elected (for 3 year terms beginning in 2014) by the general membership to
serve on the Chamber Board.
Re-Elected Board Members – 3 year term/2014 – 2016
Bob Gruber, Wellness & Wealth by Choice
Re-elected Board Member – 3 year term – 2014 – 2016
I have lived or worked in Cuyahoga Falls for over 45 years. My wife Sue and I are Independent Wellness Consultants. Our business, Wellness and Wealth by Choice was formed in July of 2006. We are Independent Consultants with Nikken Inc. located in Irvine California. I was also employed by the Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education for 16 years as a Vocational Education Instructor. I am a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls. I enjoy golfing, fishing, deer hunting and vacationing. We joined the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber in 2008. I became a Board member by filling a seat that was vacated in 2009 and then elected to that seat. During my time as a Chamber member I have served on the Community Expo Committee (2008/2010), the Scholarship Committee (2009,2011,2012), volunteer at Rocking on the River, volunteer for the Night at The Races, Workshops Committee co-chair (2010) and Health Expo Committee chairman (2010) co-chair (2011, 2012, 2013) Fund Raising Committee co-chair (2013) . I was elected and served as Board of Directors President in 2012. I am also a member of the Superintendents Business Advisory Council for the Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education (2012, 2013).
Russ Iona, American Mortgage Service Company
Past President of The Akron Boards of Trade, served on all the chairs. Past President of the North Akron Chamber of Commerce, served on all the chairs. Past President of The Italian American Professional and Businessmans Club, served on all the chairs. Current President of the Cuyahoga Falls Democratic Club, Current member of the FOPA, Stow Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce, IAC, and Current President of the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
Jim Pecchio, Probe Technologies
Jim Pecchio took on the role of co-owner of Probe Technologies, an Information Technology Management and Support firm based in Cuyahoga Falls, in 2006. That same year he graduated from Kent State with a Masters of Science in Information Architecture. Jim joined the Falls Chamber in 2010 and has remained an active member since, participating in committees and as a member of the Wednesday morning Goldmine group. Outside of work Jim is an active volunteer with various local not-for-profit organizations including WKSU, Believe In The Cure, MAPS Museum and the Metro Parks Serving Summit County.
Newly Elected Board Members – 3 year term/ 2014 – 2016
David Fox, National Church Residences Bath Road
Hello my name is David Fox and I am the Director of Admissions and Marketing at National Church Residences Bath Road formerly Traditions. I have been involved in and with the Cuyahoga Falls Community over the past 9 years. I am a past Chamber Board member and have been an active member in the Chamber and Community. I currently reside in Montville Township with my wife who is employed by PNC and my 8 year old son who attends St Hilary’s Catholic School. I am a motivated individual that looks forward to serving your Chamber. Thank you for your vote.
Kathy Romito, Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Kathy Romito is currently the Community Outreach Manager at Summa Western Reserve Hospital. Kathy is responsible for establishing and maintaining all community partnerships and facilitating all hospital charitable events. She works closely with business, schools, churches, government and more. She coordinates all health and wellness promotions, public speaking opportunities and employee volunteer events. Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in counseling from Kent State University, and her certificate in development from Case Western Reserve University. She is a graduate of Sandler Institute Sales Training and is a Member of the President’s Club. Kathy is the past Vice-President of Directors of Volunteers in Agencies, served on the Hudson Emergency Services and the Dynamics Community Theater board and is currently on the board of the Grief Care Place. Kathy has served on several Cuyahoga Falls Chambers committees including the Holiday Party, Health Expo and Golf Outing. In addition, she is a member of NOW and presented to the group on “Business Etiquette.”
- Nominations for Board of Directors Candidates were accepted until September 27, 2013– 12 Noon at the CFCC Office.
- Each Nominated Candidate was contacted and asked to submit a mini-bio by October 1, 2013– 12 noon.
- 2014 Nominations Chairperson – Angela Colecchi, Neoshred, 2013 Board Secretary