President, Synthomer Foundation
Board Member Since
In her role as president of Synthomer Foundation (formerly known as both OMNOVA and GenCorp), a nearly $30 million endowment, Theresa supports local communities through Synthomer’s footprint worldwide. Her passion for bringing communities together and creating tomorrow’s leaders is reflected in her role in the foundation, which in 2022 provided nearly $1.4 million in support to educational initiatives, civic investments, health and human services, and the arts. She has lead the foundation since 2004, and prior to that served in several roles within the GenCorp Foundation and its parent company, The General Tire and Rubber Company. In addition, Theresa has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Akron Urban League, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, Cleveland State University Foundation, the NAACP Akron Chapter and as a Summit Metro Parks Commissioner. She has an expansive list of community awards including the 2016 Lieberth Community Vision Award from Leadership Akron and the 2019 H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award from the Greater Akron Chamber. Theresa is an alum of the University of Alabama.