By Edd Pritchard, The Canton Repository

Fund for Our Economic Future members have selected Mark Samolczyk, president and chief executive officer of the Stark Community Foundation, as the board’s chairman.

Samolczyk takes over for Brian Frederick, who recently retired from the Community Foundation of Lorain County. Samolczyk is the fifth chairman for the fund, which was established in 2004.

The Fund for Our Economic Future is an alliance of foundations, corporations, universities, health care systems, business and civic groups, government entities and individuals who pool resources in a bid to advance economic growth in Northeast Ohio. The Fund tries to help create jobs and prepare people for the workforce.

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