MBA Graduate Named to List

MBA Graduate Named to List

David J. Hersher, a  2012 Ashland University MBA graduate, has been named one of ystark!’s "Twenty Under 40!" for the year 2013. In addition to being recognized on the ystark!’s website, the list of 20 winners ran in the Canton Repository and the Massillon Independent on March 27.  The Repository will run a special section on the nominees later this month.

The list can be seen at:

Hersher is a proud Ashland graduate, a season ticket holder for football and he even spoke about his AU experiences at one of the MBA open houses in Massillon. He graduated in spring 2012 with his MBA in finance.

Hersher is senior operations manager for FirstMerit Bank in Canton. He was promoted to that job in February and has worked for the bank since 2008.  Before his promotion, he was a team leader in the Loan Servicing department. 

He also is treasurer of the Massillon Washington High School Choir Boosters and chairs the steering committee for Leadership Stark County’s Government Academy.  He also served on Massillon City Council from 2008 to 2011. 

Nominees were selected based on career acumen, community service and trusteeship, and personal and professional achievements. The Twenty under 40! selection committee is comprised of diverse business and community leaders representing a range of industry sectors from around Stark County.

David has been married to his wife, Liz, for 17 years and they have three children: Noah, 15; Matthew, 12; and Mary Alice, 5.