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The Team

Kurt Kleidon

President

Dennis Kleidon

CEO

Rose Kleidon

Executive Vice President

Tim Klinger

Creative Director

Peggy Schobert

Director of Operations

Diana Lueptow

Communications Director

Danial Vereb

Digital Art Director

Matt Hogan

Social Media Manager

Jacob Scott

Junior Graphic Designer
Dennis Kleidon

Dennis Kleidon learned how to work smart in a double career as a full-time university professor and the president of Kleidon & Associates: “It’s not easy, but the intellectual flow between teaching and the world of commerce is a fast-track to broader understanding. The only way to succeed is to be hard-working, priority-minded and caring.” After undergraduate and graduate degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University, he began his teaching career at The University of Illinois and rose through the ranks at The University of Akron to full professor and acting department chair. Dennis founded Kleidon & Associates for himself and his students and steered its transition to fully digital. Dennis also developed Designer Grids, a product that went into international distribution within three years. In 2008, he was named Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, an honor that, despite its name, has been awarded only four times.

  • Present Professor Emeritus The University of Akron
  • 2006–2014 Board Member, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006-2008 Board Member, Executive Committee, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • 2002-2005 Chair, Small Business Council, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • 1996-present Member, Small Business Council, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • 2007 Small Business Advocate of the Year, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006-present Member, Holmes County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012-present Member, Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE, Cleveland)
  • 1997-present Member, Rotary Club of Fairlawn
Dennis Kleidon

Dennis Kleidon learned how to work smart in a double career as a full-time university professor and the president of Kleidon & Associates: “It’s not easy, but the intellectual flow between teaching and the world of commerce is a fast-track to broader understanding. The only way to succeed is to be hard-working, priority-minded and caring.” After undergraduate and graduate degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University, he began his teaching career at The University of Illinois and rose through the ranks at The University of Akron to full professor and acting department chair. Dennis founded Kleidon & Associates for himself and his students and steered its transition to fully digital. Dennis also developed Designer Grids, a product that went into international distribution within three years. In 2008, he was named Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, an honor that, despite its name, has been awarded only four times.

  • Present Professor Emeritus The University of Akron
  • 2006–2014 Board Member, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006-2008 Board Member, Executive Committee, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • 2002-2005 Chair, Small Business Council, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • 1996-present Member, Small Business Council, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • 2007 Small Business Advocate of the Year, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006-present Member, Holmes County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012-present Member, Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE, Cleveland)
  • 1997-present Member, Rotary Club of Fairlawn
The Team

Kurt Kleidon

President

Dennis Kleidon

CEO

Rose Kleidon

Executive Vice President

Tim Klinger

Creative Director

Peggy Schobert

Director of Operations

Diana Lueptow

Communications Director

Danial Vereb

Digital Art Director

Matt Hogan

Social Media Manager

Jacob Scott

Junior Graphic Designer