CANTON, OHIO (March 21, 2013) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has named the following auxiliary committee chairs: Sally Hoce, Communications; Dan Paumier, Special Services; and Dennis Manzella, Security & Logistics.
Hoce, a retired Perry Local Schools teacher, has been a member of the Communications Committee since 2007 and served as vice chairman in 2011 and 2012. A graduate of the former Glenwood High School, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kent State University, and a master’s degree in gifted education from Ashland University. A member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for Women Educators, she is active with Mercy Service League and is a member of the women’s board of Springhill Historic Home. She has one son and he preceded her as chairman of the Communications Committee.
Hoce will be assisted by committee vice chairman Gary Bradway.
The Communications committee assumes responsibility for communications equipment utilized at all Enshrinement Festival events. Members are responsible for distributing equipment, charging radios and telephones, monitoring EMS activities and serving as a clearinghouse for inquiries from guests, patrons and the media.
Paumier is retired from Westfield Insurance, where he served in the information technology department. He has served on the Special Services Committee since 2002, and this is his second year in the leadership position. His volunteer activities include SarahCare of Canton, and Elves and More of Northeast Ohio. He is married to wife Sally.
Assisting Paumier with committee duties is vice chairman Diane Novak.
The Special Services Committee assists many of the event committees with varied duties, including media and sponsor hospitality, registration at the Balloon Classic media flight, transportation for Drum Corps Competition, and hosting the Grand Parade float judges.
Manzella is assistant vice president of marketing for Western Reserve Group. This is his second year as chairman of Security & Logistics, and he previously served as chairman of the Appreciation Party Committee and is currently a member of the Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement and Game Committees. Manzella attended St. John’s University and New York University and is a member of PIA of Ohio and Indiana, and Big “I” Agent Association of Ohio and Indiana. He is married to wife Rose Ann.
Serving as vice chairman of the Security & Logistics Committee is Michele Shaffer.
The Security & Logistics Committee issues security passes for all personnel servicing the events, oversees the delivery, distribution and security of food, beverage, flowers, favors, programs and other items necessary to the success of the three indoor events, and monitors movement of people from the perimeter rooms into the main auditorium for the program portion of each of the three events. The committee also provides security support for the Queen Pageant, Drum Corps Competition, Community Parade, Ribs Burnoff, Concert & Fireworks, Race and Grand Parade committees.
About the Enshrinement Festival
In 2013, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Enshrinement Festival will mark the 50th anniversary of honoring the legends of professional football, which includes conducting a world-renowned festival celebrating the annual enshrinement of football players, coaches and contributors into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The collaborative efforts of this leadership team, combined with the professional staffs at the Canton Regional Chamber and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the dedicated team of more than 4,200 volunteers, will ensure the success of 19 diverse events from July 19 to Aug. 6, 2013.
The Enshrinement Festival activities, attended by nearly 700,000 people, are expected to produce an economic impact of over $32 million for the Canton/Stark County area and $56 million for the State of Ohio. In addition, millions will experience aspects of the Enshrinement Festival as events are televised and covered by other media.
The central focus and highlight of this year’s Enshrinement Festival will be the Aug. 3 Enshrinement Ceremony for the Class of 2013 Enshrinees: Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson and Warren Sapp.