Amy Cole, Executive Director of Human Resources, Summit Academy Management.

Summit Academy Management welcomes Amy Cole as its  Executive Director of Human Resources.

“Amy brings a rich background of professional experience to her position at Summit Academy Management,” said Summit Academy Management CEO John Guyer.

Cole served as the director of human resources for the City of Canton for the past eight years. In this role she was responsible for overseeing the administration of workers’ compensation, health benefits, salary administration and employee relations for more than 1,000 employees in the municipality. Concurrently, from 2015 to 2017, Cole served as an adjunct professor for Walsh University for the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences.

In her new post, Cole will manage all human resources functions to support the mission, vision and values of Summit Academy Management, which operates a consortium of 24 nonprofit, public, tuition-free community schools across Ohio. Summit Academy Schools are recognized for providing social, emotional and academic support to students with special education needs in grades K-12. Among her duties, Cole will oversee talent acquisition and retention, compensations and benefits, performance reviews, professional development, and policy and procedure development for the organization’s roughly 600 employees.

Cole earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University and an MBA from Xavier University. The daughter of dairy farmers, Cole said she learned at an early age that hard work provides a pathway to success. Her early foundation, she added, continues to drive her work ethic.

“Amy’s demeanor and professional experience in the human resources field will serve her well as she leads the Human Resources Department in service to all our employees,” said Vice President of Finance and CFO Mark Vlacovsky, CPA.