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  Grand Marshal - Bob Hannon
It is fitting that, Bob Hannon; President of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley United Way is this year’s Grand Marshal. This year’s theme is “Irish Charity Begins at Home”, and Bob has certainly exemplified “giving” throughout his illustrious career.

Bob began with United Way in 2008, since then he is responsible for leading his team to raising in excess of 3 million dollars annually. He has also led the change for a Community Impact model that focuses on Early Education.

The Mahoning Valley is familiar with Bob because of his popularity as Sports Director and Sports Anchor at WYTV on the 6pm and 11pm newscast. He began his career at WYTV in 1989 and at that time he also became the Play-by-Play Voice of Youngstown State Football which he continues to do to this day, 33 years.

Bob was born and raised in New Castle, PA and graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Communications. He lives in Poland and is the father of Craig, Noelle and Melinda. He also has three grandchildren.

Congratulations Bob! Have a great parade!

Ockerman Award - Tim Kelly
Timothy Patrick Kelly was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Raymond Paul Kelly III and Carol (Theil) Kelly is very deserving of this year’s Ockerman Award.

Tim has been involved with the parade for over 20 years. In his early years Tim’s participation began when he rode on the many floats entered by the Mahoning Valley Gaelic Society, the Ancient Order of Hibernians or the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. His parents were very active in the Irish organizations, so it was only natural he would follow in their footsteps.

Tim has been a parade marshal since 2004, never missing a parade. He looks forward to the “Green Season”, the parade and the many festivities at this time of year. Having grown up around the parade Tim is honored to receive the Ockerman Award because of his friendship with Bill Ockerman for whom this honor is named.

Tim is a proud member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Joseph T. Nally, Division 6. He has worked in the building trades since 1996 and is a self-employed carpenter. Tim lives in Youngstown and is an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan. He loves to golf and enjoys spending time with his family and Smoked Meat Sundays.

Congratulations Tim! Thank you for your dedication to the parade.

Lord Mayor of Kilkenny – Jimmy Sutman
For the last 25 years, Jimmy Sutman has been committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. His mission serves Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. As Director of Iron and String Life Enhancement (ISLE) Jimmy oversees the residential services for adults with disabilities. He also serves as Director of Operations at Golden String Inc., a non-profit working to ensure equitable access to vocational and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Jimmy has positively influenced the lives of numerous individuals with disabilities and their families. After graduating from Grove City College with a degree in journalism, he entered the field of direct care for adults with disabilities which lead to the establishment of ISLE.

Currently Jimmy oversees a network of more than 20 residential homes accommodating nearly 100 individuals. He also manages six different day programs and is in the process of launching Gabba Camp, a fully ADA compliant, year-round camping resort. Jimmy’s dedication elevates the standards of care and opportunities to those living with disabilities.

Jimmy and everyone involved with his organizations have been enthusiastic participants for many years in the St. Patrick Parade and we look forward to many more years with them.

Congratulations Jimmy Sutman, you embody the true spirit of Lord Mayor of Kilkenny with your exuberant support.