The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Pro Football Hall of Fame have named the following key committee chairs: Maureen Schmucker, Special Events, and Gregory Briggs, Staging.
Schmucker is a math teacher and volleyball and track coach at Oakwood Middle School in the Plain Local School system. A graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School, she obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kent State University. A member of the Hospitality Committee since 2008, she also served as vice chairman of the Special Events Committee in 2013, and this is her first year as chairman of that committee. She is a volunteer for the Stark County Exceptional Olympics, active with the Stark County Mathematics Vision Project, and is a lector at St. Louis Church. She and husband Larry are the proud parents of one son and one daughter.
As Special Events chairman, one of her major tasks will be to coordinate the Hall of Fame Board of Trustees Reception, which is staged as the first official function for the Enshrinees and their presenters, returning Hall of Famers and other out of town guests. Additionally, the Special Events Committee provides services such as emergency medical and dental assistance for guests of the Hall of Fame during their stay in Canton, and the committee is always on call to assist the Enshrinees and their families as needed. Smith will be assisted with these many duties by vice-chairman Sharon Griffith.
Briggs is a sub-contractor in the flooring business, so he brings a great amount of expertise to his second year as chairman of the Staging Committee, after serving as a volunteer on the committee for the past 15 years. He graduated from Timken High School and attended Stark State. An Eagle Scout, he is the proud father of one son and one daughter.
The Staging Committee directs the planning, preparation and production of the Queen Pageant, Fashion Show Luncheon, Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner, and Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable. Mark Miller is assisting Briggs as vice-chairman.