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American Red Cross of Summit, Portage and Medina Counties presents the award each year to one or more individuals who best exemplify leadership in the community, compassion for its people and dedication to the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross.
Kevin O. Thompson will be honored at the 21st annual Acts of Courage event March 2 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St., Akron.
PNC regional president of Akron, Thompson also has direct responsibility for commercial lending in the Akron, Canton and Wooster markets. He has oversight responsibility for PNC's sales efforts including; Corporate & Institutional Banking, Wealth Management and PNC's Institutional Investments.
Thompson currently serves as a board member of Leadership Akron, Safety Forces Chaplaincy Center, Tallmadge Community Foundation and the American Red Cross.
He volunteered for many years as an instructor of applied economics for Junior Achievement, is a former Trustee for the University of Akron, and is currently active with the Leadership Akron Alumni Association and the Greater Akron Chamber.
Thompson and his wife, Carmen, reside in Tallmadge.