Global Cleveland Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Mr. Joe Marinucci, Volunteer/Former President and CEO, Downtown Cleveland Alliance | Chairman of the Board

Mr. Keith Libman, Partner, Bober, Marker, Fedorovich & Co. | Finance Committee Chairman

Mr. Ed Bell, President & Senior Managing Director, Wealth Management, Gries Financial, LLC | Development Committee Chairman

Mr. Jim Cavoli, President and COO, Swagelok | Vice Chairman

Mr. William Gary, Executive Vice President, Workforce and Economic Development Division, Cuyahoga Community College | Workforce Committee Chair

Mr. Albert Ratner, Partner, RMS Investment Corporation

Judge Dan Polster, Federal Judge, US District Court of the Northern District of Ohio | Finance Committee

Ms. Megan Wilson, Chief of Staff, Cleveland Foundation | Governance Committee Chair

Board of Directors

Mayor Annette Blackwell, Mayor, Maple Heights | Policy Committee

Ms. Erin Brown | Attorney at Law, Brown Immigration

Mr. Matt Carroll, Chief Economic Growth and Opportunity Officer, Cuyahoga County

Mr. Jim Cavoli, President and COO, Swagelok | Development Committee Vice Chairman

Mr. Patrick Espinosa, Managing Partner, Sus Abogados Latinos

Mr. David Fleshler, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Case Western Reserve University

Dr.Hiroyuki Fujita, Founder & CEO, Quality Electrodynamics

Dr. John Holcomb, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Interim Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Mr. Colin Jennings, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

Mr. Sanjiv Kapur, Partner, Jones Day

Ms. Margarita S. Krncevic, Of Counsel, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP | Policy Committee

Mr. Ryan Kozak, Senior Managing Director of Government and Nonprofit Finance, Huntington Bank | Policy Committee

Ms. Abbie Levin | Senior Vice President of Operations, Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Ms. Claudia O’Brien, Chief Operations Officer, O’Brien Construction

Chief Ryan Puente, Chief Government Affairs Officer, City of Cleveland

Mr. Girish Rao, Director of Information Solutions, Lubrizol | Governance Committee

Ms. Radhika Reddy, Partner, Ariel International Center, LLC | Policy Committee

Mr. Ronn Richard, President & CEO, Cleveland Foundation

Mr. Robert Rosing, President & CEO, Dwellworks, LLC

Mr. Chad Salahshour, President & CEO, 911 Cellular Ltd.

Mr. Baiju Shah, President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership

Mr. Kevin Smith, Associate Dean, External Relations for Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School | Governance Committee & Policy Committee

Mr. Norman Steiner, Vice President of Business Development, Medical Mutual of Ohio

Mr. Daniel Walsh, Chief Executive officer, Citymark Capital, LLC

Mr. Clifton R. S. Williams, III, Director of Public Affairs, Taft

Ms. Megan Wilson, Chief of Staff, Cleveland Foundation | Governance Committee

Ms. Sheila Wright, Executive Vice President, Policy Advisor to Albert Ratner, The Good Community Foundation

Global Cleveland Staff

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Joe CimpermanPresident

Prior to joining Global Cleveland as its top executive, Joe Cimperman served 18 years on the Cleveland City Council, where he distinguished himself as a champion of the diverse peoples and cultures of Greater Cleveland. Joe, an immigrant’s son, grew up in a Slovenian-speaking household on East 74thStreet in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood of Cleveland. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School and John Carroll University, where he was elected president of the student body. In 1997, he began the first of seven terms on Cleveland City Council. His diverse ward included the businesses and corporate offices of downtown as well as the cultures of Asiatown, Tremont, Ohio City, and the old neighborhood. Joe, a German Marshall Fellow, assumed the leadership of Global Cleveland in April of 2016. He and his wife, Nora, live in Ohio City with their two young children.