New chairman for Akron Children’s

Staff report


Paul Dutton, a partner with the Youngstown-based law firm Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd., has been named chairman of Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

Dutton has served on the foundation board since 2011 and on the Akron Children’s Hospital Board of Directors since 2017.

In addition to his role on the foundation board, Dutton serves as solicitor to the Village of Lordstown and as general counsel to the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at Youngstown State University.

Dutton is a graduate of Youngstown State University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His areas of practice include business law, real-estate development, estate/succession planning and public-sector law. Dutton was born in Youngstown and lives in Liberty with his wife, Sallie. They have six children and nine grandchildren.

In addition to Dutton’s appointment, the following members also were elected to the foundation’s board of directors:

Bruce Cohen, M.D., FAAN, director, Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center. Cohen is a pediatric neurologist.

Timothy B. Clepper, president of Kaulig Capital, LLC. Clepper has been involved with Santa PICUs at Akron Children’s Hospital, which delivers Christmas gifts to hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Carina Diamond, managing director, SS&G Wealth and Springside Partners LLC.

Gary Didado, president of J.W. Didado Electric. He is also a member of Akron Children’s Leadership Giving Committee.

Philip C. Lopez, financial planner with Capital Partners. Lopez is a trustee of the LOPen Charity Golf.

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