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October 21, 2014
 > 5:00 - 8:00 pm > Skyland Pines, 3550 Columbus Rd NE, Canton, OH 44705
     Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, October 15th

Pre-Dinner Technical Session (5:00 - 6:00 pm)

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank:
we are the difference between hunger and hope
Presented by Leslie Letner

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.

During 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
Presented by Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott is a graduate of Franklin University, 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.

In 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 treasurer.

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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