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

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


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


Justin Scheef
Title: General Partner and President/COO, 365 Holdings
Dept/Program: Taylor Institute Advisory Board


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


ExOfficio

R. J. Nemer, J.D.

R. J. Nemer, J.D.
Title: Dean
Dept/Program: Dean's Office
Phone: (330) 972-7442
Email: rjn@uakron.edu


Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith
Title: Sr. Director, Executive Education & Strategic Engagement
Dept/Program: Dean's Office
Phone: (330) 972-7654
Email: ksmith8@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