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Bruce Jentner Honored by The Boy Scouts of America for Community Leadership

Seth Jentner08/02/2011

During the 31st annual Great Trail Council Men’s Golf Jamboree, the Boy Scouts of America honored Bruce Jentner, President of Jentner Wealth Management, with the 2011 William C. Zekan Award. Each year since 1995, The Council presents this award to one of its supporters, an individual who exemplifies the spirit and community leadership of the late Bill Zekan, former chairman of the A. Schulman Company.

Bruce has served the Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America as three-time chairman of the Friends of Scouting Council, Council Endowment Committee member, Council Funding Committee member and Council Steering Committee member. In addition to building a successful wealth management firm in Akron and being named one of the country's top 250 financial planners by Worth Magazine, Bruce values giving back to the community and mentoring the next generation of leaders. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Greater Akron Chamber, is a member of the Akron Chamber's Small Business Advisory Council and is part of the Executive Committee for Mercy Economic Development International Corporation. Bruce was also the past president of the Northeast Ohio Financial Planning Association and a past member of the Ohio Governor's Small Business Advisory Council.

Bruce joins past recipients of the 2011 William C. Zekan Award, including Emil Voelz, retired Chairman/CEO of Great Northern Savings; George "Mike" Lewis, retired CEO/President of Akron Porcelain and Plastics; Terry Haines, retired Chairman, CEO/President of A. Schulman Inc.; and William Considine, CEO/President of Akron Children's Hospital.

The Boy Scouts of America seek to prepare young people for life’s many challenges by instilling the values of the Boy Scout Oath and Law. Their programs build character and train young people in the responsibilities of participating citizenship. The Great Trail Council of Akron, Ohio reinforces traditional family values through Boy Scout programs that foster creativity, promote family unity and inspire and motivate scouts to develop skills that will provide the foundation needed to become productive citizens.

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