Welcome to The Rotary Club of Akron, Ohio

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Our Speaker May 24, 2022

JOHN FIUME, CEO
AKRON ART MUSEUM

Since 2020, Fiume has spearheaded the Akron Art Museum's transformation plan to improve its organizational culture and rebuild public trust.

As part of the transformation plan, the museum has adopted a Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion statement and board committee. Staff and board members also have completed DEAI training.

The museum plans to launch a Community Advisory Council this year to improve relationships with all sectors of the community. 

During his museum tenure, Fiume also has focused on rebuilding the curatorial department, including hiring senior curator Jared Ledesma and working toward diversifying the collection. The museum reported that it is now fully staffed.

"I am honored to continue to serve the museum as a facilitator for collaboration and excellence to both the staff and to our many supporters,” Fiume said in a statement. “It is a really exciting time to be leading this organization. The museum is entering our centennial year and we are looking forward as we deepen our commitment to being inclusive and representational of the community we have the privilege of connecting with.”

Fiume's 25 years of arts and culture leadership includes 10 years as a museum trustee and serving as a founding board member and former board vice president of ArtsNow.

He is a public arts commissioner for the City of Akron Public Art Program, board director for Leadership Akron and was appointed as an ex officio member of the Arts Advancement Council of the University of Akron. He also served in board leadership roles for Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and Weathervane Playhouse and was a reviewer of the Knight Foundation's Akron Arts Challenge.

Fiume formerly worked for six years as chief operating officer for Mustard Seed Market & Cafe and for 14 years as vice president of retail operations for Ritzman Pharmacies.

 
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Celebrating Over a Century of Service in the Akron Community!

 
The History of The Rotary Club of Akron
 
Honoring the Past.  Driving the Future.
 
April 5, 2014 Centennial Celebration