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New appointees, newly elected members recognized

Greater Cleveland Partnership Board Chair Beth Mooney announced at last week's GCP Board meeting that Richard Chiricosta, president and chief executive officer of Medical Mutual, has been appointed to the GCP Executive Committee.

Previously, Chiricosta served as president of the Life Group for Consumers Life Insurance Company, responsible for development of the infrastructure to facilitate Medical Mutual’s re-entry into the life insurance business in 2008. He also served as Medical Mutual’s executive vice president for mergers and acquisitions, responsible for the financial aspects of Medical Mutual’s strategic transactions.

A member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2006, Chiricosta serves on the boards of The United Way of Greater Cleveland, the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation and Team NEO. In addition, he served as a co-chair of the 2012 United Way of Greater Cleveland campaign.

Mooney also announced the appointment of Julie Boland, Cleveland office managing partner of Ernst and Young, to the Board as a member of the Class of 2015. Boland has extensive experience managing all financial, SEC reporting, treasury, internal audit, information technology and risk management for a multi-location publicly-held organization. Additionally, her background includes international and domestic debt and equity markets, strategic alternative review, hostile tender offer, financial and operational restructuring and bankruptcy activities.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Boland served as CFO for Oglebay Norton Company, a publicly traded industrial mining and minerals company, with 20+ plant operations and over 1,300 employees, where she provided strategic oversight to all financial and operational reporting and analysis: including: strategic planning and budgeting, capital structure decisions, treasury, accounting, SEC reporting, internal audit and controls, tax, risk management and information management.

In addition, Mooney welcomed these GCP Board members who were elected in March: