November 21, 2014

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Former OSU coach Jim Tressel to speak at Leadership breakfast

MEDINA TWP. — Former Ohio State University coach Jim Tressel will share leadership tips during a breakfast later this month hosted by Leadership Medina County.

Jim Tressel speaks at an Ohio State Media day. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Tressel, who serves as vice president of strategic engagement for the University of Akron, will be the keynote speaker at Leadership’s awareness breakfast Feb. 28.

The breakfast starts 7:30 a.m. at Weymouth Grand Ballroom, 3946 Weymouth Road. The event is also an opportunity to learn more about Leadership’s activities, said Lucy Sondles, the group’s executive director.

“It’s a great way to find out about our program, and we’re recruiting members for the class of 2014,” Sondles said.

Leadership Medina County is a nonprofit organization that works to develop strong, talented local leaders. The group works with adults and teens. Each year in June, 40 adult members are selected to attend classes one day a month September through May.

Classes include hands-on experience, site visits, opportunities for discussions with key leaders and class members, and insights into leadership competencies.

Leadership alumni will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions. Sondles said the breakfast isn’t solely aimed at recruiting new members.

“Even if you just want to join us and see Jim Tressel, that’s great,” she said.