Taylor Institute Corporate Partner Board

Corporate Partnerships

The primary beneficiary of the activities and programs of The Taylor Institute are students currently enrolled at the University of Akron. However, the Taylor Institute has the ability, through its varied resources, to provide both benefits and impact to business in NE Ohio and throughout North America. The institute has the following tangible benefits that can be accessed by marketing organizations – be it agencies, corporate marketing departments, or entrepreneurial startups:

  • Access to marketing students and student interaction
  • Marketing Research and Analytics capabilities
  • Classroom access (In-class support)
  • Applied Learning Laboratories/Institute Facilities
  • Access to Thought Leadership capabilities

Current Corporate Partner Board Members

Shon Christy
Title: President, Shon Christy Social
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


Sam Falletta
Title: CEO, InCept
Dept/Program: Fisher Institute Advisory Board; Taylor Institute Advisory Board


Darren Hudach
Title: Chief Growth Officer, InCept
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


Craig Taylor
Title: Chief Executive Officer, InfoCision Management Corporation
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


Gerard Daher
Title: President & CEO, Speedeon Data Corporation
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


Vinnie Fisher
Title: Cult Leader, Total Team
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


Karen Taylor
Title: Chairman, InfoCision Management Corporation
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


ExOfficio

Terry Daugherty, Ph.D.

Terry Daugherty, Ph.D.
Title: Interim Associate Dean, Director of Graduate Programs, Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Dean's Office; Graduate Programs
Phone: (330) 972-8304
Email: terry.daugherty@uakron.edu


Andrew Platt

Andrew Platt
Title: Executive Director, Corporate Outreach and Professional Development
Dept/Program: Dean's Office, Advancement Council
Phone: 330-972-8398
Email: agp13@uakron.edu


Deborah Owens, Ph.D.

Deborah Owens, Ph.D.
Title: Interim Department Chair, Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Department of Marketing
Phone: (330) 972-8079
Email: deb@uakron.edu