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Mark Krohn, entrepreneur and digital marketing expert serves as the chairman of Focal Point. Mark also serves in a variety of visionary and operational roles, such as: managing partner of The Law Office of Mark E. Krohn with practices in Business, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate Development and Estate Planning; Chairman of Ascension HR, LLC, a regional human resources consulting firm that assists companies in designing world-class culture, alignment and productivity models that uniquely fit their business, and Chairman of Accelerant, a consulting company that creates and drives strategic planning, world-class events, exceptional fundraisers and previously unforeseen products and services that generate revenue for non-profits.
Commitment, passion, creativity, an aversion to the word “no” and an ardent desire to help people achieve their dreams are the core values that define Mark personally, professionally and philanthropically, are at the heart of all he does and are why people request Mark’s help to solve their most difficult challenges and take advantage of their most promising opportunities.
Mark is married to his lovely wife Lori, and together they have three beautiful children, Alexandria, Nicole, and Noelle. When Mark is not working or spending time with his family, he is volunteering. He currently serves on the boards of the Akron Rotary Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, the United Way of Summit County, First Tee of Greater Akron and the Greater Akron Chamber.
Mark has been repeatedly recognized for his leadership and community service through such awards and recognitions as: The Greater Akron Chamber’s Thirty for the Future Award, the YMCA Volunteer of the Year Award (2x), Leadership Akron’s Distinguished Leader/Innovator Award, The United Way of Summit County Young Philanthropist of the Year Award, The Rotary Club of Akron’s Ambassador of Service Award, The Sales and Marketing Executives International Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award and Inside Business’ Top 100 Emerging Power List.
“The worst thing a customer can hear is no. With knowledge and creativity, there should only be how.”
Erin Victor began her Focal Point journey, after seeing the power of social media come to life after a 1-day mission to help those in need went viral and turned into a 501c3 nonprofit called Akron Snow Angels. Erin now wants to help other businesses and organizations benefit from the power of marketing. She feels honored to add her expertise to the team. Erin believes that connecting, engaging and converting people to build awareness works when marketing and planning events. Excelling in sales, marketing, and event management, she helps her clients move the needle forward in their organizations and become a “Focal Point.” Erin believes it is everyone’s dream to do what they love and to stand up for something they believe in. Her goal is to make sure she achieves that dream and helps others in the process!
“Passion, determination, and sustained effort does not have to come at the dispense of empathy thoughtfulness and grace!” ~Laura Thompson, Executive Vice President & CEO, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Lenna has over 9 years of comprehensive marketing experience, including web and e-commerce management and 5 years managing marketing for a number of services-based companies. She loves being able to tell a story through marketing and is excited for the opportunity to do so with the Focal Point team.
Lenna has a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications from Florida State University and a Bachelors in Marketing & Business Administration from West Virginia University.
Lenna enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, exploring not-yet-visited local breweries with her fiancé, and is a die-hard Mountaineer fan!
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
Elizabeth Scozzaro has a wide range of experience in the development of product sales channels utilizing digital and social media. As a member of Focal Point, she is able to do what she loves every day; plan, organize, and design creative marketing content.
Elizabeth graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in Marketing & Business Administration. She fell in love with the marketing industry while participating in the Digital Marketing Clinic in college and worked with a team to design a social media strategy for a local animal hospital.
“I am driven to help organizations succeed because of the great work they do for the community. Finding the “why” in what I do is the reason I am enthusiastic to work hard and learn new things.”
Elizabeth enjoys coffee breaks, music, weekend road trips, Orange Theory, and eating homemade Italian food on Sunday nights.
“If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.” ~Roald Dahl
Meet Gia Amendola! She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors degree in Fashion Merchandising, along with two minors in Marketing and Sociology. Her experience varies in many different segments of marketing and public relations, which has taken her from Public Relations internships in New York City with major fashion labels, to Marketing co-ops here closer to home. She was also involved in many different organizations on campus. Gia is ecstatic that her professional and academic success has led her to Focal Point where she has never felt more at home and has helped us drive client success, including product sales! Gia has incredibly creative abilities that she puts to work for us every day. She absolutely loves the sense of community that social media marketing creates. Gia was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio and in her spare time, she loves to take photographs, attend museums, spend time with her family, and plays the piano.
“Never touch anything with half your heart.” ~Anonymous
Cooper was born and raised in Fairlawn, OH and has extensive experience in writing and research after studying English at Ohio Wesleyan University. Cooper has a passion for staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends. He says, “Social media and marketing has always been an opportunity to grow my brand, myself, and connect with others. I am excited to be part of Focal Point, as it will allow me to be creative and resourceful to help clients reach their goals.” In his spare time, Cooper loves to listen to music, try new restaurants and be a #foodie, watch movies, and spend time with his dog and cat.
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior your former self.” ~Ernest Hemingway
Nicholas Romito is a storyteller at heart. He conveys events in words and images to bring to life the things he sees around him. Capturing life in scripts, films, and photos, Nick is deeply passionate about his art and spends much of personal time creating. Professionally, he is a digital media producer who specializes in videography. He has worked on feature films, short films, documentaries, live events, and commercial videos. He is energized and rewarded by helping clients tell their stories through social media, video and graphic design.
“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.” — Aristotle
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Casey’s marketing experience has come through both traditional education as well as finding herself constantly taking over the marketing needs of the various groups, organizations, and projects she was a part of.
At the University of Akron, Casey graduated with a Bachelor’s in both Marketing Management & Integrated Marketing Communications before moving to Spain to pursue her Master’s of Arts in Global Entertainment and Music Business from Berklee College of Music. It was during her time abroad where she honed her event planning and promotion skills.
After her brief stint abroad for her Master’s, Casey was drawn back to Akron to plant her roots. However, her love for the community, marketing and events are what led her to Focal Point. She is ecstatic to be able to put her marketing knowledge and creative skills to use every day and work with other genuine and passionate people.
Casey enjoys attending concerts, trying to convince her parents to get a cat, working on her business, and attending all things Akron during her spare time.
“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” -Saint Augustine
Lydia Hoffman is a Pittsburgh native, who moved to Akron for her college career at the University of Akron. During her time at UA, Lydia majored in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing while focused on building her personal brand. It wasn’t until she worked on the UA social media team on campus while finishing her degree that she realized her love for trends is in the digital world.
After her graduation, she decided to stay in Akron because she saw great opportunity and loves the tight-knit community. With her experience in social media and events, Lydia has the ability to flourish here at Focal Point. Her favorite part is getting to use her creativity every day to create a vision to help others.
In Lydia’s spare time she is always trying new food places, online shopping for the latest trends, traveling to different destinations and drinking iced coffee.
“There is nothing more powerful than your own conviction and your own belief in yourself.”
– Whitney Wolfe Herd