Cleveland—Marty McGann was named today as the new senior vice president of government advocacy for the Greater Cleveland Partnership. McGann is succeeding Carol Caruso, who has announced her retirement.
McGann was hired by Caruso and has reported to her as GCP’s vice president of state and local government advocacy since February 2011.Caruso will remain at the GCP in an advisory role for several months.
“Marty has been the point person on many crucial GCP priorities including our work on behalf of the Cleveland education reform legislative effort, the sin tax, the state capital bill and advocating for the state legislation that enabled funding of Opportunity Corridor,” said GCP President and CEO Joe Roman.
“Carol Caruso has established a high standard for setting and achieving GCP’s public policy goals. With Marty at the helm, I’m confident we will continue to be a strong and effective advocate for the business community and economic development in our city and region.”
McGann said he is honored to be given the chance to lead the GCP’s advocacy efforts. “I’m very much looking forward to strategically pushing our agenda forward for the overall economic benefit of Greater Cleveland.”
Prior to working for the GCP, McGann was director of government relations for Cleveland Clinic, where he worked with government officials at the federal, state and local levels. During his time at the Clinic, he was an advocate on key healthcare policy issues and secured millions of dollars in federal and state funding for research and capital priorities. He previously served in a leadership position for Cuyahoga County and was a campaign consultant on several local, state and federal campaigns.
McGann is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Ohio Wesleyan University and a J.D. degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He lives in Cleveland with his wife and daughter.
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.