Board of Trustees

2018 Executive Committee

Chair: Carl Grassi, Firm Chairman, McDonald Hopkins, LLC

Vice Chair: Fred DiSanto, CEO, Ancora Advisors, LLC

Vice Chair: Chas Withers, CEO, Dix & Eaton

Treasurer: Nancy Pokorny, Principal, Findley Davies

Secretary: Dennis Lehman, Executive Vice President of Business, Cleveland Indians 


Kristen Baird Adams
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, PNC


Geoff Allman 
Corporate Controller, Lincoln Electric


Ken Babby
CEO & Owner, Akron Rubberducks 

Rob MacKinlay 
President, Cohen & Company

Nic Barlage
President of Business Operations, Cleveland

Dr. David Mannarino
Fifth Third Bank

Douglas Bell
Founder, Global Prairie

Valarie McCall
Chief of Government Affairs, City of Cleveland

Shontel Brown
District 9 Representative, Cuyahoga County

Francois McGillicuddy
Senior Vice President & GM, FOX Sports Ohio & SportsTime Ohio

David Browing 
Managing Director, CBRE, Inc. 

Douglas Neary
Partner, Calfee

Tim Connor
President & CEO, The Shamrock Companies, Inc.

RJ Nemer
Golf Division, IMG World

Michael Conway
President, Beverage Distributors, Inc.  

Charles Obert
Exeuctive VP, CAO and Controller, Forest City Realty Trust

Michael Cox
Commissioner, City of Cleveland  

Michael O'Hara 
Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Parker Hannifin

Matthew Crawford
President, Park Ohio Industries

Allyson O'Keefe
Partner, Porter Wright

Bill DeSantis
Senior Vice President & Controllor, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Boyd Pethel
Regional President - Cleveland, First National Bank

Giovanni Di Censo 
Office Tax Managing Partner, Deloitte

Sam Pines
Vice President, ESPN Cleveland/Good Karma Brands

Richard Fedorovich
CEO, Bober Markey Fedorovich

Sarah Rathke
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Terry Fergus
FSM Capital Management

Monte Repasky
Ernst & Young 

Tim Fitzpatrick
Vice President, Todd Associates

Sean Richardson 
Greater Cleveland Regional President, Huntington Bank

Cindy Flynn

Peter Rome
Partner, Ulmer & Berne 

Thomas Freeman
Managing Partner, Grant Thornton

Dr. Mark Schickendantz
Director, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health

Jeffrey Friedman
CEO, JIF Investment

Bradley Sellers
Mayor, City of Warrensville Heights

Frank Gallucci
Attorney, Plevin & Gallucci Co, LPA

Ken Semelsberger
CAO, Eaton Corporation

Michael Gibbons
Senior Managing Director, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Greg Skoda
CPA, Skoda Minotti

Jerry Grisko
President & CEO, CBIZ

John Skory 
President, Illuminating Company

Charles Hardin 
Partner, Jones Day

Brian Slife
Resident Managing Director, Aon

Eddie Harrell, Jr. 
Regional Vice President, Radio One Cleveland

Charles Smith 
Mayor, Village of Woodmere

Timothy Harris 
President & CEO, Insurance Board

Thomas Snowberger
Chief Human Resources Manager, University Hospitals

Dave Jenkins
Executive Vice President & COO, Cleveland Browns

Mark Steinberg
Partner, Excel Sports Management 

Ken Johnson 
Councilman - Ward 4, City of Cleveland

Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher
Commissioner, Mid-American Conference 

Christopher Keim
Managing Partner, Frantz Ward LLP

Bill Stern 
President, Stern Advertising 

Robert Klonk
CEO, Oswald Companies 

Eddie Taylor Jr.
President, Taylor Oswald LLC

Tom Laird
Executive Vice President, Gilbane Building Company

Michael Thomas
Director of Athletics, Cleveland State University

Daryl Laisure
President & CEO, Zin Technologies

Robert Tull
Vice President, Fifth Third Bank 

Steffany Larkins
Executive Vice President & CMO, Medical Mutual

Robert Vecchione
Executive Director, NACDA 

Bob Littman

Daniel Walsh
CEO, Citymark Capital  

John MacIntosh 
Managing Partner, KPMG LLP

Alan Zang
Regional President, US Bank 

Lifetime Trustees

  • Robert Kain 

  • Jared Chaney

  • Michael J. Cleary - in memorium