Business Development Council

Chair

Peter Broer
President & CEO
Lumitex

Council Members

Tyler Allchin
Director, Healthcare
JobsOhio

Sarah Boyarko
Vice President, Economic Development
Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber

Bethia Burke
President
The Fund for Our Economic Future

Ted Carter
Chief Economic Development Officer
Cuyahoga County

Gregg Cramer
Vice President
Greater Akron Chamber

Bethany Dentler
Executive Director
Medina County Economic Development Corporation

Jason Dodson
Consulting Solutions Director
Roetzel & Andress

Bill Elliott
Senior Vice President
Dollar Bank

Barbara Ewing
Chief Executive Officer
Youngstown Business Incubator

 

 

Jerry Good
Economic Development Coordinator
Lorain County

  • Dr. Albert M. Green
    Founder & CEO
    AMG Consulting Group

Ray Hexamer
President
Stark Economic Development Board

Amanda Hinkel
Director of Career Services & Workforce Development
Stark State College

Joe Jankowski
Chief Innovation Officer
Case Western Reserve University

Kurt Kappa
Chief Lending Officer
First Federal of Lakewood

Ethan Karp
President and CEO
MAGNET

Gina Kucera
Director – Credits & Incentives
Grant Thornton

Shawn Lyden
Chief Strategy Officer
Akron Children’s Hospital

John McLaughlin
Vice President, Business Development
Stark Economic Development Board

Marc Merklin
Managing Partner
Brouse McDowell

 

 

Steve Millard
President & CEO
Greater Akron Chamber

Jon Park
Chairman & CEO
Westfield Bank

Ken Patsey
President & Executive Director
Manufacturing Works

Glenn Richardson
Managing Director
Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace & Aviation
JobsOhio

Kim Riley
President, Greater Cleveland
Hylant Insurance

Phil Rudolph, Jr.
VP of Business Development
The Rudolph Libbe Group

Jim Ruhlin
President
The Ruhlin Company

Denny Saunier
President and CEO
Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Bill Seelbach
Operating Executive
The Riverside Company

Steve Strah
SVP & President, FE Utilities
FirstEnergy

Anthony Trevena
Director of Economic Development
Western Reserve Port Authority

Thomas Young
Economic Development Manager
Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.

RightSites Council

Chair

Ella Hochstetler
Director of Customer Experience
Dominion Energy

Council Members

Seth Balkanyi
Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Market Research
Brookfield Properties Development

Teresa Metcalf Beasley
Chair of Public Law Practice Group
McDonald Hopkins

Michael Cantor
Managing Director/Principal
Allegro Real Estate

Adam Chafe
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Welty Building Company

Mary Cierebiej
Senior Director/Project Management, Site Selection and Talent
Team NEO

Andrew Coleman
First Vice President
CBRE

Tony Costanzo
Director – External Affairs – Cleveland/Northern Ohio
AT&T

 

James Doyle
Principal
Bellwether Real Estate Capital

William Friedman
President & Chief Executive Officer
Port of Cleveland

Matthew Hammer
Regional Environmental Manager
LaBella Associates

Matt Heisey
Principal
Vocon

Dan Hinkel
Partner
Frantz Ward

Patrick Kelly
Director, Economic Development
First Energy Corporation

Bill Koehler
CEO
Team NEO

Wendy Kraft
Economic Development Consultant
Dominion Energy

Stu Lichter
President
Industrial Realty Group

Tim Linville
CEO
Construction Employers Association

Stephanie Mercado
Partner
Kohrman Jackson Krantz

Christine Nelson
Vice President/Project Management, Site Selection and Talent
Team NEO

Phil Rudolph, Jr
Vice President of Business Development
Rudolph Libbe Group

Austin Semarjian
Acquisitions and Leasing Associate
Industrial Commercial Properties LLC

Terry Slaybaugh
Managing Director of Infrastructure
JobsOhio

Tari Stahl
Director of Development Operations
DiGeronimo Companies

Bryce Sylvester
Manager, Site Strategies
Team NEO

Anthony Tavrell
Senior Vice President
KeyBank Real Estate Capital | Income Property Group

Chris Thomas
Director, Government Affairs
Charter Communications

Thomas Young
Economic Development Manager
Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.

Talent Development Council

Co-Chairs

Dr. Marcia Ballinger
President
LCCC

Andy Jones
CEO
MCPc

Council Members

Dr. Morris Beverage
President
Lakeland Community College

Bill Blausey
CIO
Eaton

Dr. Carlos Campo
President
Ashland University

Dr. Roy Church
Retired President
LCCC

Kristi Clouse
Executive Director of Operations
JobsOhio

Debbie Connelly
Senior VP, Human Resources
Hyland

Gina Cronin
Chief Talent Officer
Cleveland Clinic

Courtney DeOreo
Executive Director
RITE

Dr. Todd Diacon
President
Kent State University

JJ DiGeronimo
President
Tech Savvy Women

Lindsay Domingo
Director, Organizational Development & Talent Management
Swagelok

Jacob Duritsky
Vice President, Research and Strategy
Team NEO

Cedric Gaddis
Regional Talent Manager
Team NEO

William Gary, Sr.
Executive Vice President
Cuyahoga Community College

Dr. Albert M. Green
Founder & CEO
AMG Consulting Group

Aaron Grossman
President and CEO
TalentLaunch

Dr. Robert Helmer
President
Baldwin Wallace University

Gregory D. Jones
Executive Vice President – Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
KeyBank

Dr. Para Jones
President
Stark State

Ethan Karp
President and CEO
MAGNET

Bill Koehler
CEO
Team NEO

Sue Lacy
President
ConxusNEO

Dr. John Langell
President
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Shana Marbury
SVP, Education and Workforce
Greater Cleveland Partnership

Brian McDonald
Market Executive, Global Commercial Bank Middle Market
Bank of America

Dr. Gary L. Miller
President
The University of Akron

Dr. Karen Miller
Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Cuyahoga Community College

Christine Nelson
Vice President/Project Management, Site Selection and Talent
Team NEO

Joshua Nolan
Partner
Bricker & Eckler

Jennifer Oddo
Program Manager Apprenticeships
IBM

Jacqueline Opal
Global HR Leader
Babcock & Wilcox

Emily Garr Pacetti
Vice President & Community Affairs Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Bob Reffner
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
FirstEnergy

Jeremy Short
Director, Talent Management and Development
MetroHealth

Tom Snowberger
Chief Human Resources Officer
University Hospitals of Cleveland

Julie Szeltner
Senior Director of Adult Programs and Services
College Now

Jim Tressel
President
Youngtown State University

Kristin Williams
Executive Director, Career Exploration and Development
Kent State University