Ren has been President & CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) since 2018, and has over 27 years of experience in aviation, transportation planning, and civil engineering. He is an accredited airport executive, licensed professional engineer in the State of Ohio, and a professional traffic operations engineer. Ren is an original New Yorker, moving to Cleveland in 2007 to seek a new job opportunity and better quality of life for his family. Prior to his Akron-Canton Airport position, Ren worked at CLE Airport for 11 years as their planning and engineering executive.
Ren lives in North Canton with his girlfriend, Sandy. He has a daughter in college and twin boys in 9th grade. They all love to travel and hike, including trips to the Stark County Parks, CVNP, coffee/antique shops, plus other adventures where the ever-changing world continues to be discovered. His sons love basketball and play or watch at every opportunity. His daughter loves animals and plans to pursue a career in veterinary pathology. In his spare time, Ren catches up on all things baseball, various home projects, spending time with their kittens, Jojo and Gustavo, and continues to hone his salsa dancing skills.
In his words… “After moving from Cleveland, the community welcomed us with open arms. We were given an immediate sense that family, culture, community, and sharing of ideas are all important. Living in Lake Township, while working at CAK, made becoming a chamber board member a perfect fit. Curtis and the Board of Directors have made it easy to share ideas and community resources, like CAK, for the economic development and prosperity that will benefit Lake Township for years to come."