Board of Trustees

The Stark Library Board of Trustees is made up of individuals appointed by the Stark County Commissioners and the Court of Common Pleas. They are appointed for seven-year terms and hold fiduciary responsibility for the Stark Library system.

Board Documents

Stay informed by browsing Stark Library's Board of Trustees meeting documents on Issuu.com.

Meetings 

All meetings are scheduled for 5 pm and will be held at the Jackson Community Branch.

January 19, 2021
February 16, 2021
March 16, 2021
April 20, 2021

    

May 18, 2021
June 15, 2021
July 20, 2021
August (no meeting)

    

September 22, 2021
October 19, 2021
November 16, 2021
December 21, 2021

About the Board Members

Steven Pittman

President

Steve brings smart business strategy to the library board, backed by more than 40 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, tax strategy, financial accounting and strategic planning.

Joining Bruner Cox LLP in 1978, Steve became its managing partner in 2011. In 2016, Bruner Cox merged with CLA, the eight largest U.S. accounting firm, and Steve became MPO of its Eastern Ohio Region. In December 2020, Steve retired from CLA but remains active as a board member for several Northeast Ohio based companies.

Steve earned a bachelor of science in business administration from University of Akron and a master’s degree in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College.

A trustee for the Quest Recovery Services Foundation, Steve is past chairman of Quest Recovery Services, past president of the Jackson Township Rotary Club, and is treasurer of The Builders Exchange of East Central Ohio.

Susan Rodgers

Vice President

Susan’s love of books is rooted in a childhood spent in the stacks of the library searching for the next great read. Her passion for reading led to a career in law, which enables her to provide a smart legal perspective to the board. A partner at Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLC, Susan serves as a member of the Executive Committee, general counsel and as chair of the Employment & Labor Practice Group.

Susan earned a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a bachelor of arts from The Ohio State University.

An active member of the community, Susan also currently serves on the GentleBrook board, and was a member of the ninth class of Leadership Stark County.

Robert F. Belden

Board of Trustees

Bob brings a smart foundation of operational and management experience through his tenure as chairman and CEO of The Belden Brick Company in Canton. Always a forward-thinker, he is eager to make an impact on the future of this dynamic organization.

As an active community builder, Bob has served on the board of many organizations including Canton Central Catholic High School Board, The Canton Student Loan Foundation, The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, and Stark County Historical Society to name a few.  

Bob holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Operations Research/Management Science from the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business.

Sally Efremoff

Board of Trustees

Sally feels that her involvement with the Library is a natural next step in her life and that her past experiences have directed her to this challenge. She understands the need for educational and learning opportunities for all members of the community, and feels that the library can meet that need.

Sally earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. She retired in June of 2014 from her role as chief magistrate of Stark County Family Court. She served in the court for 21 years following three additional decades of her legal career.

She is active in many organizations, including the Stark State Foundation Board and various arts, social service and educational entities. She was awarded the Victim’s Rights Coalition Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the United Way Gold Key award and Woman of the Year by both the YWCA and the Junior League.

Joseph French

Board of Trustees

Joseph, CEO of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, has dedicated his life to serving the needs of children and helping them to see a brighter future.

Joe is an active member in the Stark County community. He lives by the motto: “we make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Joe is a graduate of Leadership Stark County and serves on the boards of Family Council of Stark County, Leadership Stark County, The BBB of Central Stark and Greater West Virginia Charitable and Educational Fund Board, and Adventure Place Child Care Center Advisory Board. He is also a Meyers Lake Village Councilman.

Joe has received several awards of distinction: Leadership Stark County's 30 Faces of Leadership, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Ystark Twenty Under Forty Award, and the Dehoff Emerging Philanthropist Award from the United Way of Greater Stark County.

Joseph holds a Bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Elementary Education, a Master’s degree from Ashland University in Early Childhood Education- Curriculum and Instruction and is pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Edmond Mack

Board of Trustees

Edmond purposefully lives his life in a way that helps build a smart community and for his efforts, the Canton Repository recently recognized him as one of Stark County’s Top Twenty Under Forty Young Professionals for 2014.

An associate attorney at Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd, Edmond focuses on both prosecuting and defending complex litigation matters. He earned a law degree at the University of Akron School of Law and a bachelor’s of art degree in philosophy and history from Kent State University. 

Edmond provides pro bono legal service on behalf of public interest groups in Ohio appellate courts as amicus curie; volunteered services for Wills for Heroes Foundation, and served as a member of the Kent State University Stark Chapter Alumni Board.

Robin Mingo-Miles

Board of Trustees

Robin brings her passionate focus on community service and education to the board.

Active in the community, Robin dedicates her time and effort in providing families the opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency. She has initiated and coordinated many youth programs that demonstrate the importance of education including a Young Moms Program. She is currently on the board of trustees for the Early Childhood Resource Center, Child Fatality Review Board, Citizens Review Board and she is active on many community collaboratives.

Robin holds a BA in Communications from Slippery Rock University.

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