YNPN Cleveland Ambassador Garth Lampkin plans to transition from the management roles he’s held in the retail and food service industries to a management role in the nonprofit sector. Garth currently works for Bruegger’s Bagels inside Cleveland Hopkins International Airport as a Shift Manager where he oversees employees and enforces rules and health regulations. He takes the most pride in his ability to problem-solve and to treat his employees well while getting the best out of them. These skills will no doubt serve him well in nonprofit work in the future.
Next year, Garth plans to build on his previous degrees, an Associate degree in Business Management from Cuyahoga Community College and Bachelor’s in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University (CSU) by pursuing a graduate degree in Public Administration and a Nonprofit Management Certificate at CSU.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Garth now lives in Shaker Heights where one of his favorite places to get his coffee fix as a self-proclaimed “coffee junkie,” is Gimme Java Coffee Shop. Outside of Shaker Heights, he likes to spend much of his spare time in downtown Cleveland because with the bar scene as well as the many music and sporting events to attend, he says, there’s “never a boring moment.”
In addition to being a YNPN Cleveland Ambassador on the Membership Committee working to help us continue to provide great benefits and experiences for our members, Garth is involved with several other community organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers Northeast Ohio Professionals, Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, Cleveland State Black Alumni Organization and NAACP. He also volunteers as a Viking Alumni Recruiter for the Cleveland State Alumni Association.
Something Garth thinks people would be surprised to know about him is that he is an avid collector of comic books with a collection of close to 1,000. He has kept up with his collection since childhood and his favorite are DC Comics.
If you’d like to learn more about his work or future plans, or if you'd like to discuss his love of comic books or favorite places in Cleveland and Shaker Heights, you can reach Garth by email, on Twitter, or on LinkedIn.