Business Development Council

Chair

Peter Broer
President & CEO
Lumitex

Council Members

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

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

  • Dr. Albert M. Green
    CEO & Managing Partner
    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

Shawn Lyden
Chief Strategy Officer
Akron Children’s Hospital

John McLaughlin
Vice President, Business Development
Stark Economic Development Board

Steve Millard
President & CEO
Greater Akron Chamber

Jon Park
Chairman & CEO
Westfield Bank

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

Brad Whitehead
President
The Fund for Our Economic Future

Thomas Young
Manager, Economic Development
Columbia Gas of Ohio

RightSites Council

Council Members

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

Andrew Coleman
First Vice President
CBRE

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

Tim Linville
CEO
Construction Employers Association

Stephanie Mercado
Partner
Kohrman Jackson Krantz

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

Talent Development Council

Co-Chairs

Dr. Marcia Ballinger
President
LCCC

Bill Blausey
CIO
Eaton

Council Members

Dr. Morris Beverage
President
Lakeland Community College

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

Courtney DeOreo
Executive Director
RITE

Dr. Todd Diacon
President
Kent State University

Lee Friedman
CEO
College Now

William Gary, Sr.
Executive Vice President
Cuyahoga Community College

  • Dr. Albert M. Green
    CEO & Managing Partner
    AMG Consulting Group

Dr. Bob Helmer
President
Baldwin Wallace University

Dave Jacobs
President and COO
Oswald Companies

Andy Jones
CEO
MCPc

Dr. Para Jones
President
Stark State

Ethan Karp
President and CEO
MAGNET

Sue Lacy
President
ConxusNEO

Shana Marbury
SVP, Education and Workforce
Greater Cleveland Partnership

Dr. Gary L. Miller
President
The University of Akron

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

Joshua Nolan
Partner
Bricker & Eckler

Jennifer Oddo
Program Manager Apprenticeships
IBM

Bob Reffner
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
FirstEnergy

Tom Snowberger
Chief Human Resources Officer
University Hospitals of Cleveland

Jim Tressel
President
Youngtown State University

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