Forum 360 Producer/Hosts
Ardith Keck, Host and Chair
Ardith Keck earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Romance Languages, English and History and is a retired junior and high school educator. Since 1987, Ardith has produced shows for Forum 360 on topics such as sleep disorders, the media’s influence on politics, Cuban health care, domestic violence, and gangs in Akron. She served ten years on the board of directors of the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Ohio. Ardith is currently serving as membership chair of the LWV of the Akron Area. She is a past President of that organization. Ardith also is a past chair of Rockynol Retirement Community’s Board of Trustees, past President of the Board of Trustees of Weathervane Community Playhouse, Akron and past President of Mobile Meals and Mobile Meals Foundation. She has visited Cuba more than twenty times as a journalist and has explored its health care as well as other aspects of Cuban life.
Leah Heiser, Host
Leah graduated with a degree in communication and information studies from Kent State University. With a major in interpersonal communication, she is a natural interviewer. Currently working with Keep Akron Beautiful, she is interested in programs on the environment and natural resources.
Sally Henning, J.D., Host
Sally Henning, a former senior corporate counsel for Michelin North America, works with employers to prevent unnecessary employment disputes and litigation. Her past Forum 360 shows include interviews of Supreme Court judges, state and local officials and candidates, congressional representatives, company presidents and newspaper publishers. Sally’s favorite interview was with an attorney who was part of the Nuremburg prosecution team.
Leia’ Love, Host
Leia’ is the owner of Leia’ Love Hair & Nail Salon located in Fairlawn, Ohio. She has over 13 years of experience in the beauty and business arena with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a Masters in Communication, and Doctorate of Professional Cosmetology. Love’s determination to make a difference in her community and in the lives of others has led her to become involved with The American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program; Junior Achievement; Project Grad Mentoring; The Love Akron Network (board member); and becoming a graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Akron’s Diversity on Board. Her life philosophy is simple “Love others as you love yourself.”
David C. Minc, J.D., MPA, Host
David C. Minc has served as a producer and moderator of Forum 360 and its predecessor, Civic Forum of the Air, for more than two decades. Dave brings a great deal of professional experience, having served in senior legal positions for several companies and law firms. He currently is vice president and chief legal officer for A. Schulman, Inc. He is active in professional and community affairs, including previous work as an adjunct professor of competition law at The University of Akron School of Law; as a committee chair for American Bar Association; and as a trustee on the boards of several charitable organizations.
Michael Neumann, Host
Michael is currently the Executive Director of the Shaw Jewish Community Center of Akron. Before that position, he was a businessman with his own company. He has experience in public speaking and working as a team in communications.
Pat Simons, Host
Pat is a graduate of Akron City Hospital School of Nursing and is a Licensed Registered Nurse and has a BS in Health Science from Chapman College. Now retired. Work experience includes hospital, office and clinic nursing and Worker’s Compensation Case Manager. She has provided volunteer service at OPEN M Health Clinic in nursing and in the pharmacy. Pat is a very active volunteer in League of Women Voters in Membership and Leadership Development and chairing LWVH Observer Corps and is active in voter service and issue advocacy. Life experience includes living in Anchorage, Alaska and Glasgow Scotland. Pat’s Forum 360 shows revolve around personal stories, current events and love of the Arts.
Bill Steven Saus
Bill is a Bailiff for the Medina Court System. He has a background in radio from years past when he hosted a show for WHLO radio. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association.
Leslie Ungar, Host
Leslie Ungar is president of Electric Impulse Communications. She helps individuals and corporations supercharge their leadership performance by helping them identify their competitive edge through coaching, speaking and speechwriting. Holding a strong belief that words can change one’s world, she wrote, as a graduate student, to every presidential hopeful about how they could improve their images. Her undergraduate and master’s degrees are both in communication and rhetoric. Her shows are often about her passions: sports, politics, animals and making a difference in the world of business.
Stephanie York, Host
Stephanie York is Vice President and an attorney at Hennes Communications, one the few firms in the U.S. focused exclusively on crisis communications and crisis management. Hennes Communications serves corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, education and healthcare institutions, as well as law firms and their clients, that are “on trial” in the Court of Public Opinion. Stephanie has over 20 years’ experience in law and communications. She is better recognized as the Assistant Director of Law and spokesperson for the City of Akron and former Mayor Don Plusquellic. Stephanie serves on numerous local non-profit boards, and is immediate past president of Downtown Akron Kiwanis Foundation.