Pre-Dinner Technical Session (5:00 -
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank:
we are the difference between hunger
Leslie Letner is the Senior Manager, Corporate Relations and Special Events for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Feeding America’s 2012 Food Bank of the Year,
the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank was founded in 1982 and serves 8 counties, distributing emergency food to more than 500 member agencies who serve 263,200 clients each year. In 2013, the Foodbank distributed more than 24 million pounds of food throughout its network.
Leslie's tenure at the Foodbank, revenue for campaigns and events such as the Harvest for Hunger Campaign, Taste of the NFL and Hunger-Free Families has increased by more than 300% to $2 million annually. Leslie organizes and conducts large-scale fundraising events; including tasting events with over 500 guests in attendance, a grand opening gala with sold out attendance of more than 400 guests and a community food and funds drives raising millions of dollars and thousands of pounds of food for those in need each year.
Leslie is a graduate of the
Inaugural Leadership Stark County
Spotlight Young Professionals
program and a member of Leadership
Stark County Signature Program Class
28. She is also active in the community as a member of the Basic Needs Impact Council for the United Way of Greater Stark County, member of the Junior League of Stark County, OH, Inc., member of Torchbearers Akron, member of the Summer Safari Committee for the Akron Zoo, member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeast Ohio Chapter and a Board member for Blick Clinic Akron.
After-Dinner Technical Session (7:00
- 8:00 pm)
Future CPA Topics
Elliott is a graduate of
majoring in Accounting and Business
Administration. Michael has been in
public practice since 2007, and is
currently serving as a Principal at
the firm Dittrick & Associates, Inc
and will be transitioning into the
role of Managing Principal within
the next 18 months.
his position, Michael serves the
needs of a wide variety of clients
including those in manufacturing,
agriculture, construction and
professional services. The bulk of
the firm’s workload is in the fields
of taxation and consulting. In his
position as Principal, he is also
involved with the technological and
procedural operations of the firm.
Michael is a member of both the Ohio
Society of CPAs as well as the
American Institute of CPAs. He is a
2012 graduate of the AICPA’s
Leadership Academy and has been
involved in several projects with
both the AICPA and the Ohio Society.
Currently, Michael serves on the
Public Relations Advisory Council of
the Ohio Society. He is also
involved with a local non-profit
Academy acting as a board member and
Michael has spoken at several
national conferences on a variety of
subjects including the dynamics of
being an entrepreneurial CPA as well
as the process of transitioning a
firm from current ownership to a new
generation of owner.
Outside of the office, Michael is
very involved with his church and
coaches youth basketball. In his
spare time Michael spends time with
his wife Kristen and daughter Ana.
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