Was born and raised in Green. Graduate of Green High-1980, Graduate of University of Akron, Associate Degree in Allied Health, Radiologic Technology. Employed with Summa Health Systems for 31 years. Manager of Summa’s Radiology Ambulatory Services in Summit and Medina County. Married 22 years, Husband Michael, Son Brian, and Daughter Brittne.
Brian FlennerVice Chairperson
Brian Flenner has worked in the sporting industry for nearly 15 years in a variety of business operations capacities including ticket sales, marketing, promotions, advertising, media buying, sponsorship and community relations. He currently serves as Akron RubberDucks’ Director of Ticketing leading all facets of ticket sales, customer service, box office operations and gate procedures. Prior to the RubberDucks, Flenner served as a consultant with Freedom Sports & Entertainment / PMI College and worked with the Youngstown Phantoms Hockey Team, Akron Zips, Ohio State Buckeyes, American Diabetes Association and Xoggz Pro Soccer Team. Flenner received both his M.A. of Sport Management and B.S. of Business Administration (Marketing & Logistics) from The Ohio State University. Originally from Belpre, Ohio Flenner moved to Green in 2010 with his wife and two children. He is an active volunteer with his childrens sports teams and Boy Scouts.
Sherry Swisher has worked for the Akron-Summit County Public Library for 29 years, worked at Goodyear Branch Library as a Children’s Librarian then and became the Branch Manager at the Green Branch 6 years ago, where she does adult programming and reference for all ages. Sherry is also a member of the Keep It Local Committee, and the Treasurer of the Allenside Athletic Club Ladies Auxiliary.
Ellen S. MannPast Chairperson
A lifetime resident of the greater Canton area and a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Ellen was Vice-President for the former Stern & Mann Co. in Canton and Akron. She presently is President of Mann Marketing, Inc. Her community involvement includes Chairman of the Board of Green Area Chamber and board memberships on Friends of Stark Parks, East Point Home Owners’ Association and United Way Allocations Council. Her outside interests among others are golf, the outdoors and her four legged friends.
Board of Directors
Mark Ferguson has over 28 years of experience in the profession of architecture. Ferguson, as a founding Principal of Four Points Architectural Services, has worked hand and hand with clients on many projects for schools, retail spaces, office building renovations, large scale energy companies and new office buildings throughout Northeast Ohio. His work has centered on both a dedication to design and commitment to quality construction. Mark has also been part of design teams assembled in different formats including traditional Design-Bid-Build as well as Design/Build. In addition to the architectural profession, Mark is an active member of the Stow Munroe Falls Rotary. He is active in Munroe Falls local government by serving as Chairman of the Planning Commission and currently as Chairmen of the Zoning Appeals Board. He also served as a member of the Charter Review Board in Munroe Falls.
Amy Holbrook has over 20 years’ experience in Retail and Commercial Banking with PNC, National City and First National Banks. She has been employed with Premier Bank and Trust since August 2014. Amy is a 1992 graduate of Green High School and attended Kent State Stark Campus, studying Early Childhood Development. Working for National City she discovered that helping people financially was her calling. Amy resides in Green with her daughter. She is active with her church currently serving as Treasurer for Ladies Christian Fellowship. Amy is an active member of the Well Armed Woman and is presently looking to volunteer her time to assist Haven of Rest Mission.
Karl Kussow is Manager of Quality and Validation for FedEx Custom Critical. Kussow leads the company’s efforts to supply customers with temperature-controlled shipping services and quality management assistance. With more than 20 years of experience in operations, safety, regulatory compliance and quality assurance, Kussow is an expert in temperature-control-transportation logistics. Kussow has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from South Dakota State University.
Ron graduated from Chippewa in 1982. He immediately began his career working for the family business at the ground floor. He began attending AMI classes and earned his AAM (Accredited Automotive Manager) designation in 1996. He holds the Platinum designation from i-car training and is an ASE collision master technician. He and his brother purchased the business from their father in 1996 and have grown it from 1 store to 12 stores. Their businesses include Nagy’s Collision Centers, Pro Touch automotive detaining and Nagy’s Power Sports. Ron lives in New Franklin with his wife Kristine who is a guidance counselor. They have been married since 1986. Ron enjoys SCUBA diving, Trap shooting and Golf. He is also involved in volunteering at church and is on the Red Cross Board of Wayne-Holmes-Ashland Counties.
Stacy Timm is a Program Director for Hattie Larlham. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Journalism. She started her career at Hattie Larlham as manager for Constant Companions in May 2010. Stacy formerly worked as a Healthcare Account Manager and Cooperate Trainer for Connextions Health in Orlando Florida. Stacy lives in Cuyahoga Falls with her husband Greg. She enjoys volunteering, travel and photography.
Jon Kozesky has served as the CEO of the Green Area Chamber since 2016. The Green Chamber position allows him to integrate business knowledge with a desire to serve others and the community. Prior to joining the Chamber, Jon worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., where he worked closely with the Small Business Administration and the Department of Commerce in drafting many pieces of small business legislation that we work with today. Kozesky has owned several small businesses, including Jon Thomas Consulting, a government affairs and grant writing consulting firm that he maintains today.