Executive Board Members

Mike Finley
Owner, Hall-Green Agency

Vice President
Regan Gettens
Fairmount Properties – VP, Property Management

Mike Lewis
Senior VP & COO, Hometown Bank

Joan Conaway
Owner, Joan Conaway Interior Designs

Board Members

Mike Beder
Owner, Franklin Hotel Bar, Tree City Coffee, Venice Cafe & Water Street Tavern

Mike Carr
Financial Consultant

Chris Hallahan
User Experience Designer, IdeaBase

Tom Hatch
Chief Officer for Resource and Business Dev., Coleman Professional Services

Todd Kamenash
Asst. Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct, Kent State University

Julie Kenworthy
Executive Director, Kent Historical Society

 Maggie McKendry
Assistant Athletic Director, Kent State University

Committee Chairs

Design Committee
Jeffrey Meyers
Managing Partner, DS Architecture

Marketing Committee
Pam Petrus
Owner, Diversa Advertising, Inc.

Operations Committee
Regan Gettens
Fairmount Properties – VP, Property Management

Business Enhancement Committee
Eric Decker
Portage Community Bank


Board of Governors

Ron Burbick
Owner, The Burbick Companies

Michelle Sahr
Owner, Kent Cheesemonger, Off the Wagon, Red Letter Days

Tom Wilke
Economic Development Director, City of Kent


Heather Malarcik, Executive Director
Lesley Sickle, Marketing Coordinator


Main Street Kent is always looking for friendly, energetic, reliable individuals to become volunteers with our organization. Every event we host requires the help of volunteers. Being a Main Street Kent volunteer is a great way to meet new people, know what’s going on in our community, and give back to it. If you are interested in becoming a volunteeer, please see the form below.

Completed forms can be emailed to info@mainstreetkent.org or mailed to 138 E. Main St. Suite 201B, Kent, OH 44240