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
Executive Vice President
Government Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives
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:
Cheryl Perez, Vice Chair, Cheryl C. Perez Brands and BIG-HR
Ariane Kirkpatrick, AKA Construction Management Team
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