Steve Kasarnich 2022 Hall Of Fame Inductee


Class of 1973


Graduate Akron East High School 1973

National Honor Society

Kent State University 1978 – Fine and Professional Arts Music Education and Performance

Post Grad

Silver Springs Maryland at George Meany Center for Labor Studies

Ohio State University Labor Management Relations

University of Pennsylvania Finance & Employee Benefits Administration



Varsity letters in Football, Baseball and Wrestling at EHS

Second Team All-City in Football as Linebacker

All City Baseball Team Junior and Senior Year at EHS

City Series Championship 1972

State and National Class D Championship with Betsy Ross Baseball


Graduated from United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union Apprenticeship Program becoming a Journeyman Carpenter

Elected to Union Executive Board 1981 – served as Secretary, Financial Secretary, and President

Served Ohio State Council as President & Chief Political Lobbyist 1989

Past President & Secretary Treasurer & Executive Regional Director for Ohio & Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters for 36 years

Executive Board Officer for 17 years for Akron/Medina Counties Labor Council

Executive Director of Quality Construction Project – a major partner in the National Football Hall of Fame Village and Tom Benson Stadium


Akron and Summit County Building Codes & Appeals Board

Ohio State Unemployment Board

Summit County Children’s Service Board Blue Ribbon Panel

Summit County Port Authority – served as Chairman

Development Finance Authority of Summit County – 22 years