Board of Directors


Charles R. Parnell

Position on Board

Committee Member

Began Serving on Project GRAD Akron Board:


Favorite quote:

"A Good Coach can change a game. A Great Coach can change a Life"

Favorite thing about Project GRAD Akron:

My favorite thing about Project GRAD is that its mission is focused on reaching out and giving back to students. Project GRAD has been a consistent positive force in the Akron community for close to 20 years. I am proud to be a part of an organization that is committed to investing time and resources that help to shape the lives of our area youth. 

A little about Charles:

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio. A product of the Akron Public Schools system and a proud graduate of The University of Akron. My background consists of experience working in the Akron Public School system for several years as a former high school teacher, coach, and administrator. My second career involved working in the Pharmaceutical Industry over a span of 30 years as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Medical Research Specialist and as an Area Manager. Currently, I am working as a Consultant for a Primary Care Physician Group practice. I am an active member of the Arlington Church of God family. A devoted husband and parent of two children and a proud grandparent of two active grandchildren. I have a strong passion for coaching along with being a sports enthusiast. My hobbies consist of playing golf and cheering for my Cleveland Browns.