About Us

Who We Are

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Since 1963 the Akron Executives Association (AEA) has empowered professionals, united business leaders and has fostered profitable relationships for its members. Founded by Robert Freed alongside a group of enthusiastic and well-connected business professionals, the AEA was created to and continues to promote business by sharing leads between members within the local chapter and throughout the International Executives Association network.

Millions of dollars have been transferred through leads and direct business between fellow members within our association. But while the dollar value is benefit enough, sharing business ideas, concerns and solutions is an invaluable additional benefit that our members realize. It is like free consulting from experts within their respective industries.

What sets AEA apart from other business groups is that we accept only one member firm per business classification, thus eliminating conflict of interest when sharing leads or doing business with fellow members. We have business luncheon meetings each Thursday as well as several social events each year.

If you are a business, who has operated successfully for at least 3 years, with an outstanding reputation in your classification, you may wish to contact the AEA to see if we have an opening in your classification.

We continue to seek new members who will be successful in the AEA. This is a WIN-WIN relationship . . . and always remember “Business Is Our Business".

Board of Directors

2018 Officers and Trustees


Gary Blevins

Vice President

Steve VanHorn


Jackie Wolf


Lee Q. Lewis


Linda McCracken


Bob Gaither


Dr. Jeff Borodkin

Legal Advisor


Committee & Chairs

Business Development

Nick Reinfeld

Grievance & Feedback

George Arsic

Leads & Attendance

 Dominic Rizzo

Luncheon & Social 

Connie Charles

Membership Investigative

Jim Shubert

Membership Promo

John Bryan

Mentoring & Retention

George Malachin



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