Kay Fakelis-Colón

Board Member

Talent Acquisition Manager – Global Operations and Technology, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Kay Fakelis-Colón is the Manager, Talent Acquisition – Global Operations & Technology at The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Prior to Goodyear, Kay worked in third party recruiting (Kforce, Cleveland, OH) and as the Assistant Director of the Career Center of Walsh University. Earlier in her career, Kay worked in Central Ohio as a Job Coach and Job Developer where she helped support individuals with disabilities in their employment journey. Kay attended The Ohio State University and earned her BA in Criminology. She is currently enrolled in the EMBA program at Kent State University. Kay has served on JOG’s board of directors since 2021. JOG’s mission aligns many of my personal and professional interests. Early in my career, I learned the importance of a strong support system to a student’s success by supporting students with disabilities through their transition from high school to work. I bring both the foundational knowledge of working with juveniles as well as the professional knowledge of working over 20 years in human resources, most recently as the Manager, Talent Acquisition, Global Operations and Technology at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. She lives in Canton with her husband, three children, and spends her free time attending her children’s sporting events and is an avid reader.