Allyson Smith is a graduate from the University of Akron, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in media production with a minor in anthropology. In 2019, Allyson was named one of the Summit County Historical Society’s Women of the Year, as the Woman to Watch. She also received an Emmy for her role as a producer for the University of Akron’s student-run television station, ZTV.  She now holds the title of Communications Coordinator at the Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition.

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