A Corbin Board member from 2001 to 2021, Sophie E. Albrecht is a strong and passionate voice in support of worthy causes in the Akron and Summit County areas; especially those relating to education, the arts, and children.
Born in Akron to Teofila and Joseph Cyc, she attended Akron Public Schools and graduated from Garfield High School before earning a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts-Political Science from The University of Akron in 1971. She graduated from the university’s School of Law in 1978 and was admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association that same year.
She worked in the legal department of The Timken Co., serving as superintendent of labor relations. She practiced law with David Lieberth & Associates and also served as a magistrate at Summit County Juvenile Court and in the Akron Municipal Court system.
A member of the Junior League of Akron, she is a former member of the Akron Board of Education, the Stan Hywet Board of Trustees, and the United Disability Services Board. She was the coordinator/founder of the Guardian ad Litem Program of the Summit County Juvenile Court.
Most notably, she was Capital Campaign Chair of a $2 million fundraising campaign to renovate the Magical Theatre Company in Barberton, Ohio, and remains a dedicated supporter of that acclaimed children’s theatre program.
She married F. Steven Albrecht in 1975 and with him has carried on the charitable work of the F.W. Albrecht Family Foundation.