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Executive Director, Leadership Mahoning Valley and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence

JoAnn Stock

JoAnn Stock joined the Regional Chamber team in December 2022 as executive director of Leadership Mahoning Valley and founder of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. She has spent much of her career in nonprofit management and has experience in the social service, healthcare and arts and culture sectors. Overall, she has led the efforts to raise nearly $55 million to support local programs, services and capital projects for the organizations she has served, including the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley and, most recently, Stambaugh Auditorium and affiliated arts organizations. In her role with Stambaugh Auditorium, she was responsible for securing $3.7 million in funding that led to the completion of the monumental staircase replacement and exterior renovation project and more than $2 million in relief funding, including Shuttered Venue Operating Grants that sustained both Stambaugh Auditorium and the Youngstown Symphony Society through the COVID shutdown.   

Stock's background also includes extensive experience in marketing and public relations, as well as human resource and operations management. She holds a Master of Health and Human Services, Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Advertising and Public Relations, all from Youngstown State University. 

She is a certified fundraising executive and a member and past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning/Shenango Chapter. Stock is also a member and past president of the Junior League of Youngstown and Youngstown Business and Professional Women and serves as a member of the board of directors of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Stock is a graduate of the Leadership Mahoning Valley Class of 2003.  

She and her husband, Marty, live in Boardman.  
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