Teaching how to love our earth through agricultural innovation and conservation
He is currently The CEO of Advanced Federated Protection He graduated from The College of Wooster and received B.A. He was hired by B. F. Goodrich and worked in the employee relations department and industrial relations department. Prior to that, he was hired by Cuyahoga Community College as Director of the Non-Traditional Summer School Program. This program was the first of its kind at the time. In 1984 Advanced Federated Protection was opened. The company quickly received the Business of the Year award from Mayor George Voinovich; City of Cleveland. The company has served over ten Fortune 500 companies thus far. He was awarded the first Homeland Security Sponsored contract in Cleveland after 911. He also has been the keynote speaker at three different trade school class graduation and served on five Boards including Abundant Life Farms and The Black Contractors Group to name a couple.
He is currently the Principal of William H. Smith & Associates Co., L.P.A. He has worked as Vice President & General Counsel on Shongum Oil & Gas, Inc. Prior to that he was Senior Counsel, Legal Department at East Ohio Gas Company. Apart from getting a Post Graduate Degree in Law from Georgetown University in 1983, he achieved JD/Law from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1977. Additionally, he has BA/in Physics from Lincoln University, PA Professional Memberships: Admitted to Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals National Bar Association Norman S. Minor Bar Association Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Experience: Kappa Management Company, Board of Directors, Former Chair Emeritus House, Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Former Chair Cleveland Television Network, Former Chairman, Board of Trustees Imani Scholars, Inc, Board of Trustees Boy Scouts, Troop 284, Former Leader Lloyd O. Brown Scholarship Committee, Inc., Former Chair
Lisa Nunn has served as the Executive Director of Let’s Grow Akron since November 2012. Prior to this role, Lisa served as Let’s Grow Akron’s Program Director under the organization’s founder, Elaine Evans. Community organizing and educating around growing and preparing food began as a backyard and then evolved as a community gardener and volunteer with Let’s Grow Akron. Lisa’s background in Arts Education has contributed to the creativity needed to grow food in the community and the many roles required of the Executive Director of a grassroots non-profit organization.
Jacqueline is seasoned urban agriculture professional as well as an urban farmer. Her previous Extension programs supported diverse clientele needs in a mixed urban-suburban county: urban and small acreage specialty crop farms, consumer and commercial horticulture, and Master Gardener Volunteers.Her career has focused on assisting new and beginning farmers from underserved populations and her goal is to bring resources to her community to support food systems of all sizes. Prior to her work with Extension, she served as the Director of Horticulture and Agronomy for the Government of the US Virgin Islands and a research analyst for the University of the Virgin Islands.She believes in fresh, affordable, accessible, and culturally appropriate food for all.