The GCP has assembled an experienced and nimble team in its government advocacy group. Tracking and interpreting ever-changing legislation and dynamics at the Statehouse and the Capitol—and reacting swiftly for the benefit of Northeast Ohio’s business community and the overall local economy—requires focus, knowledge and hard work.

GCP Advocacy Staff

M McGann webMarty McGann
Executive Vice President
Government Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives
mmcgann@gcpartnership.com 
216-592-2244

 

 

 

sghettiSante Ghetti
Vice President
Government Advocacy
sghetti@gcpartnership.com
216-592-2392

 

 

 

Olivia Ortega

Olivia Ortega
Director
Government Advocacy
oortega@gcpartnership.com
216-592-2398

 

Government Affairs Council

The GCP’s Government Affairs Council is charged by the GCP Board of Directors to represent the concerns of members as they relate to public policy issues at the state, local and federal levels. The Council works with the GCP staff to create the public policy agenda and makes recommendations to the GCP Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

The Council is made up of our volunteer members and is currently chaired by Sean Richardson of Huntington National Bank. Cheryl Perez of Cheryl C. Perez Brands and BIG-HR serves as vice chair.

Government Affairs Council Members:

Sean Richardson, Chair, Huntington National Bank
Cheryl Perez, Vice Chair, Cheryl C. Perez Brands and BIG-HR
Keith Ashmus, Dispute Away
Kristen Baird Adams, The PNC Financial Services Group Inc
Akram Boutros, The MetroHealth System
Michael Cantor, Allegro Realty Advisors
Michael Canty, Alloy Bellows & Precision Welding Inc
Luis Cartagena, Cartagena CPA & Consultants
Paul Chaffee, PRC Enterprise
Brandon Davis, The Austin Company
Paul Dolan, Cleveland Indians Baseball Club
Taylor Evans, Rust Belt Recruiting
Jose Feliciano, BakerHostetler LLP
Paul Gluck, Michael Baker International
Dan Goodnow, Minute Men Staffing Services
Toby Heintzelman, Driftwood Restaurants
Alex Johnson, Cuyahoga Community College
Kevin Johnson, NexGen Interactive
Ariane Kirkpatrick, AKA Construction Management Team
Amanda Mayan, Man Holdings
Kevin McGrath, The Progressive Corp.
Dan McMullen, "Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP"
Erica Merritt, Equius Group
Duff Milkie, Cedar Fair
Randall Myeroff, Cohen & Company
John Newlin, Quality Sprinkling Systems Inc
Stephen Norton, Steris Corporation
Tracy Oliver, Dominion Energy Ohio
Timothy Opsitnick, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI)
Lawrence Oscar, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Dick Pace, Cumberland Development LLC
Kyle Rose, Avient
Dave Rowan, Cleveland Clinic
Paul Rupert, Martinet Recchia
Richik Sarkar, Dinsmore & Shohl
Melanie Schilling, TEC Communications
Michael Stanek, Hunt Imaging LLC
Steve Strnisha, Cleveland International Fund
Terry Szmagala, Eaton
Eddie Taylor Jr., Taylor Oswald
Jeffery Walters, CBIZ Mayer Hoffman McCann
Vanessa Whiting, AES Management Corporation

Small Business Caucus

Our volunteer members direct our small business advocacy efforts by providing valuable input and experiences. The COSE Small Business Caucus provides a forum for volunteers to discuss, research and share the specific values, principles and policies of COSE regarding public issues affecting our members. It is through this forum that COSE's small business advocacy decisions are vetted.

COSE Small Business Caucus Chair

Cheryl Perez, Cheryl C. Perez Brands and BIG-HR

COSE Small Business Caucus Members

Keith Ashmus, Dispute Away
Michael Canty, Alloy Bellows & Precision Welding Inc
Luis Cartagena, Cartagena CPA & Consultants
Paul Chaffee, PRC Enterprise
Taylor Evans, Rust Belt Recruiting
Toby Heintzelman, Driftwood Restaurants
Kevin Johnson, NexGen Interactive
Dan McMullen, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Erica Merritt, Equius Group
John Newlin, Quality Sprinkling Systems Inc
Timothy Opsitnick, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI)
Paul Rupert, Martinet Recchia
Melanie Schilling, TEC Communications
Michael Stanek, Hunt Imaging LLC