THE LIEBERTH FILE
Personal: Age 65. Wife, Lynne, and two daughters, Emma and Kate.
Title: Akron’s deputy mayor of administration/chief of staff since May 2002.
Education: Bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Akron. Master’s degree from Syracuse University.
Professional: Prior to joining the city, worked as a lawyer specializing in mediation. In the 1960s and 1970s, was a journalist and broadcaster.
Civic involvement: Founding president of Inventure Place, leading a group of volunteers who attracted the National Inventors Hall of Fame to Akron. Co-founder of Leadership Akron. Headed the Imagine Akron: 2025 process that examined the city’s future. Has served on and headed numerous local boards.
Book(s) currently reading: Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry by Dennis J. Pogue and The Given Day by Dennis Lehane.
Favorite historical figure: Lewis Miller, an inventor, industrialist, educator and founder of Chautauqua Institution, who is from Akron.
Word he would use to describe Akron: Inspired.
Word that could appear on his tombstone: Punctual.
Word that Mayor Don Plusquellic would use to describe Lieberth: Regimented and structured. (Plusquellic couldn’t pick one.)