Our Board

Communications, Economic Development and Events Coordinators

Crissy Bessemer Kolarik

Crissy Bessemer Kolarik

CEO/ Executive Director

Crissy Bessemer Kolarik is an entrepreneur and owner of several small businesses. Currently, she owns KidzArt Akron, which is an after school art enrichment program, Turning Corners Counseling, which provides continuing education for social services workers and WildCard Productions, which is a talent casting business and film/commercial production company. She worked in the social service field for over 14 years, has served on the Board of several non-profits,  and is active in the local community. She has a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Art Therapy and Master’s Degree in Counseling. She has been a member of the South Summit Chamber of Commerce for 4 years and is enthusiastic about building the Chamber network and strengthening the business community. She lives in Copley with her husband Todd and their 3 children, Cooper, Kaeden and Delaney.