Rich Rankin ’12

Rich-Rankin-640x800Rich Rankin ’12 is the new Director of the United Auto Workers Region 2B. With about 70,000 active members across Ohio and Indiana, Region 2B is the largest of the UAW’s nine regions. Rankin is an Organizational Management degree alumnus. Read more.

Hannah Kelley ’09

Hannah KellyHannah Kelley ’09 is the Associate Director of STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. The program trains people all over the world, using a framework that brings together conflict transformation, human security, spirituality, and restorative justice to address trauma and prevent escalating cycles of violence. Learn more about STAR. 

Amanda Tietze ’09

Amanda TietzeAmanda Tietze ’09 is now Vice President of Operations at the Better Business Bureau of Canton & Greater West Virginia. She has been in public relations and marketing at the BBB® since 1999 and was previously the VP of West Virginia Divsion & Public Relations. An active community leader, Tietze is President of the Canton Rotary Club.

Pioneers on Galion Graders Collegiate Team

Galion Pioneers with LaMarMalone University is well represented on the 2017 Galion Graders Collegiate team.  Standing with alumnus & Malone Trustee LaMar Wyse is Taylore Baker, manager, who is also a Malone alumnus. Malone players on the team are (R to L): Matt Noel, Zach Mottice, Christian Specht, and Joe Crank. Kyle Kovach (pitcher) had to leave the team due to injury. The team is part of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.

Kevin Williams ’04

Kevin WilliamsKevin Williams ’04 is the new director of residence life and restorative justice coordinator at Bluffton University in Lima, Ohio. Williams earned a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in 2010 from the University of Akron. He is married to Kari (Hill) ’05 and they have three children.


Quinn Parker ’11

QuinnQuinn Parker ’11 is the 2017 Chair of ystark!, the young professional branch of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Parker is an associate with GDK & Co. He joined ystark! in 2012 and has served as Chair of the Golf Outing. Parker is a Pioneer golf alumnus. He is married to Marissa and they live in Canton with sons, Paxton and Gabriel. In his spare time, Parker continues to be an avid golfer and is the head golf coach at Hoban High School in Akron.

Tyler Wentz ’15

Tyler WentzTyler Wentz ’15 has been promoted to Business Strategy Analyst for the Florida Panthers in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Wentz continues to be the Network Coordinator for Radio (English & Spanish). He began his career with the Panthers as an activation and analytics coordinator for corporate partnerships in June, 2015.


Hannah Fisher ’17

Hannah FisherHannah Fisher ’17 is an Audit Associate at CliftonLarsonAllen, a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities. While at Malone, Fisher completed an internship with Rea & Associates, Inc. in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Mike Hecht ’04

Mike HechtMike Hecht ’04 is Global Sales Marketing Director at CWP Technologies,a Scott-Fetzer/Berkshire Hathaway Company in Cleveland. Mike earned a bachelor of arts in Business Management and was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society.

Nathan Williams ’11

Nathan WilliamsNathan Williams ’11 is an underwriter for Allstate Insurance in Canton. He is also a team and leadership trainer at Coyote Training and Leadership where he designs and facilitates experiences to promote organizational, and individual health. Williams is a facilitator and trainer at The Summit USA providing training on the proper use and safety protocols for high and low ropes courses.