HR Panel

Sonya Ahola

Director of Marketing and HR Consulting, Ahola HR Solutions | Payroll

Sonya leads Ahola’s Marketing & HR Consulting Divisions and is responsible for communications, brand strategy, and the ProActive HR Consulting Division for Ahola Payroll & HR Solutions. She manages all internal and external communications and leads a team of marketing and human resources professionals. Sonya joined Ahola as a third-generation family member in 2017.

Sonya graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Marketing. In 2019, Sonya was recognized by Family Business Magazine as a NextGen to Watch. In 2020, Sonya completed both the Civic Leadership Institute at the Cleveland Leadership Center and Greater Cleveland Partnership’s GCP Lead Cohort. In 2021, she was honored as a Notable Executive in Marketing by Crain’s Cleveland Business. She is an Associate Board Member for the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, an Associate Board Member for Pathway Caring for Children, and is active in the non-profit sector in Northeast Ohio. She helps lead Ahola’s internal Employee Engagement Committee and manages the company’s philanthropic efforts.

Sonya is passionate about supporting female-owned small businesses and female entrepreneurs.