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GCP Board elects 15 new directors, re-elects 14 members

Cleveland, Ohio—The Greater Cleveland Partnership today announced the election of 15 new members to its Board of Directors and the re-election of 14 current members at the organization’s Annual Meeting held at the new Cleveland Convention Center. The new directors are:

Monte Ahuja, chairman and CEO, Mura Holdings LLC

Joe Banner, CEO, Cleveland Browns

Jenniffer D. Deckard, CEO, Fairmount Minerals Ltd.

Adam A. Grzybicki, president, AT&T Ohio

Frank Higgins, president and CEO, Nestle USA Prepared Foods Company

Jerry Kelsheimer, president and CEO, Fifth Third Bank, Northeastern Ohio

Christopher L. Mapes, president and CEO, The Lincoln Electric Company

Bonnie Matthew, founder and president, Food for Thought Catering

Scott C. Miller, vice president and general manager, Dominion East Ohio

Donald A. Nolan, president, Avery Dennison Materials Group

Gwenay S. Reaze-Coniglio, president, The Coniglio Group

Samuel A. Steinhouse, president, SPS Partners LLC

Maryrose T. Sylvester, president and CEO, GE Lighting

Eddie Taylor Jr., president, Taylor Oswald

Alan M. Zang, president, U.S. Bank, Northeast Ohio

Re-elected directors are:

Sharlene Ramos Chesnes, board chair and executive vice president, InterChez Logistics Systems Inc.

Christopher M. Connor, chairman and CEO, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Jeanne Halladay Coughlin, president, The Coughlin Group, Inc.

John J. Ferchill, chairman and CEO, The Ferchill Group

Richard J. Hipple, chairman, president and CEO, Materion Corporation

Kenneth E. Marblestone, president, Charter One Bank, Ohio

Scott Mueller, CEO, Dealer Tire

Stephen D. Newlin, chairman, president, and CEO, PolyOne Corporation

Charles A. Ratner, chairman of the board, Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

Rion Safier, managing director, CoreFocal

Robert C. Smith, president and CEO, Spero-Smith Investment Advisors, Inc.

Barbara R. Snyder, president, Case Western Reserve University

Frank L. Sullivan, chairman and CEO, RPM International, Inc.

Sharon L. Toerek, partner, Licata & Toerek

“GCP’s work to enhance the economic vitality of Cleveland, our region and state is made possible by the commitment and engagement of our Board,” said Board Chair Christopher M. Connor, chairman and CEO, of The Sherwin-Williams Company. “We’re fortunate have a diverse group of business and thought leaders and entrepreneurs providing their time and talent to our economic development initiatives.”

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About the Greater Cleveland Partnership
The Greater Cleveland Partnership mobilizes private-sector leadership, expertise and resources to create attractive business conditions that create jobs, grow investment and improve the economic prosperity of the region. www.gcpartnership.com.