Vice President, Community Impact
Seth leads United Way’s efforts to strategically align its resources to have a focused and measurable impact in Summit County in the areas of education, financial stability and health. To this end, he leads United Way’s community impact agenda and its multi-million dollar community investments. Seth is also responsible for oversight of United Way’s participation in community collective impact initiatives – Summit County Cradle to Career Alliance, Bridges Summit County, Summit County Reentry Network and the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative. Through these county-wide collaborations, Seth promotes inclusion of government, nonprofit, private and resident participation in the work of United Way.
Seth is a veteran United Way professional. Prior to his current position with United Way of Summit County, he served for five years as president and CEO of United Way of Medina County. Under his leadership, the organization moved strategically and aggressively to drive community change around childhood development, youth engagement and household sustainability for lower income working families. He most recently was the director of strategic services for The Impact Group in Hudson, Ohio where he oversaw the creation of strategic plans for school districts and county boards of developmental disabilities across the state.
Following his graduation from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communications, Seth started “Leap of Faith Roofing.” He took the company around the country for a year and roofed at least one home in every state for Habitat for Humanity. Later, he expanded the company to include house renovations and renamed it “Leap of Faith Building” through which he managed a team of 1,000 volunteers. Seth also participated in the Cleveland Executive Fellowship program through the Cleveland Leadership Center. During part of his fellowship service he worked with United Way of Greater Cleveland.
Seth is an alumnus of Leadership Medina County.