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The First Friday Club of Greater Akron- Dr. Frank O’Linn

October 1, 2021

The First Friday Club of Greater Akron is happy to announce that
Our October speaker will be:
Dr. Frank O’Linn,
Secretary for Education and Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on October 1, 2021
     Dr. Frank O’Linn serves as Secretary for Education and Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, a position to which he was appointed by Bishop Nelson J. Perez in March of 2019.
Frank is a graduate of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cleveland, having attended St. Bernadette Elementary School and St. Edward High School. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 with a degree in Psychology and Computer Applications, and after three years as a programmer/analyst answered the call to serve in Catholic schools as a teaching fellow through Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. There he earned a master’s in education in 2002 and later earned a master’s in Catholic school administration through the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program in 2008.
From 2002-2017, he served at St. Edward High School as a teacher, academic dean, and principal, helping to found the Ken Layden Program in Entrepreneurship 2008 and leading the school to the National Blue Ribbon Award in 2016. Frank holds a Doctorate in Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, and from 2012-2017 he served as adjunct faculty for Notre Dame’s Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, where he helped prepare more than 100 emerging leaders for service in Catholic schools throughout the country. In 2017, he joined the Diocese of Cleveland as Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools and was named Interim Superintendent in 2018.
Frank and his wife Dr. Amy Rybak O’Linn are members of St. Angela Merici Parish, where they volunteer with the parish pre-cana ministry and all four of their children attend St. Angela Merici School.
NOTE: Change of Location
First Friday Club luncheons are now held at
Our Lady of Cedars
 507 South Cleveland Massillon Road
Fairlawn, OH 44333
RESERVATION CREDITS FROM 2020..  Please let us know if you want to use any credits from 2020 for this year’s programs and for which ones ASAP. Let us know what dates you would like to use them, if you want to use them up this year, carry some over to next year, or donate unused reservation to FFCGA. Please email your intentions to
You may pay the $20 fee at the door or mail your check
to the First Friday Club offices 795 Russell Ave, Akron, OH  44308
Reservations due Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Our Lady of Cedars, 507 South Cleveland Massillon Road
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Doors open and buffet luncheon begins at 11:00 am.
The speaker begins at noon and ends at 1:00 pm.


October 1, 2021
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Our Lady of the Cedars, Fairlawn
507 S Cleveland Massillon Rd
Fairlawn, OH
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