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Meet Anthony Spano

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Anthony’s awards and recognitions include:

2009    YSU Distinguished Services Award
2010    North Eastern Ohio Education Association Positive Image Award
2010    Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley 40 Under 40 Award
2011    Certificate of Special Recognition from U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan
2011    Ohio Education Media Award for Public Service
2012    Ohio High School Athletic Association Meritorious Award
2012    Phi Kappa Fraternity President’s Citation
2013    Mahoning Valley Young Professionals 25 Under 35 Award
2013    Akron Children’s Hospital MV Children’s Advocate Award
2015    President’s Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement-Presented by President of the United States-Barack Obama

Anthony Spano’s leadership skills, passion for service and community engagement began to take shape during his early days as a student at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio where he received a B.S. in Business Administration and Master Degree in Communication.

In 2007, while employed by the YSU, Anthony founded The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to improve the quality of life for our community’s chronically and terminally ill children and their families through charitable support. He holds the position of executive director to this day while maintaining a full-time position at FNB serving as an Assistant Vice President, Purchasing/Buyer.

When those who know Anthony Spano think of him, they may recall advice he gave on real estate or personal health; they may recall seeing him on the court refereeing at their local high school, or they may recall seeing his podcast episodes on YouTube. Regardless of the capacity in which each person knows him, they all recognize the same thing: Anthony is a versatile leader whose joy in life is derived from the service he does for others around him.

He lives a life guided by a four-pronged approach of “live, learn, lead, and love.” Anything that one may wish to learn about him can be found here in these ideas.

Anthony is a naturally gifted leader.

Anthony loves family, faith, food, and sports. He loves life. One thing that is certainly made evident by his expansive involvement in his community is that he makes every effort possible to get the most out of it and hopes to help everyone around him do the same.

To learn more about Anthony’s different interests, projects, and services, please look around this website and reach out with any questions. Contact Anthony Now. 

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