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Posted August 2, 2021
3:55 pm

Written by Crain's Business on 07/30/2021

When they graduate in June 2022, the participants will join more than 2,500 community leaders who have completed Leadership Cleveland in its past 43 years, according to a Cleveland Leadership Center news release.

The Cleveland Leadership Center has named 66 people from public, private and nonprofit sectors as members of its Leadership Cleveland class of 2022.

The 10-month Leadership Cleveland program "challenges senior-level leaders who have a passion for Cleveland to act on pressing community issues. The program provides unique and meaningful opportunities for conversations and experiences that build knowledge, skills, and relationships," the Cleveland Leadership Center said in a news release. Class members were "selected through a highly competitive application process. The deep candidate pool included many established leaders eager to build on their professional, civic, and leadership roles," according to the release.

The program year begins with a retreat in September. A class trip in May 2022, to an area selected by the class, allows participants to learn from successful civic engagement efforts elsewhere in the country. When they graduate in June 2022, the participants will join more than 2,500 community leaders who have completed Leadership Cleveland in its past 43 years, the release stated.

Here are this year's participants in Leadership Cleveland:

• Jamie Beggs, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Avient Corp.

• Douglas Bennett, Vice President Community Services and External Affairs, Step Forward

• India Birdsong, General Manager and CEO, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

• Lisa Bottoms, President, Bottom Line Consulting Group

• Taylor Brown, Principal, NRP Group

• Danielle Chickerella, Chief Operating Officer, University Hospitals

• Lisa Codispoti, Chief Operating and People Officer, Cleveland Museum of Art

• Jennifer Coleman, Program Director, George Gund Foundation

• Toi Comer, Vice President and Executive Director, City Year Cleveland

• Ann Conn, CEO, McGregor Foundation

• Jill Dietrich, Executive Director and CEO, VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System

• Craig Dorn, President and CEO, Youth Opportunities Unlimited

• Jitin Eidnani, Retail Banking Head, North America, Cognizant

• Alisa Feingold, Director, Communications, Avery Dennison

• Wendy Ferrara, Managing Director, CIBC USA

• Adrienne Ferraro Mueller, Partner, Jones Day

• Adam Gimbel, Principal, Allegro Real Estate Brokers & Advisors

• Kelly Hancock, Chief Caregiver Officer, Cleveland Clinic

• Kathryn Heidemann, Chief Academic Officer, Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Cleveland Institute of Art

• Atunyese Herron, Chief Operations Officer, East End Neighborhood House, Inc.

• Heather Holmes, Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations, Downtown Cleveland Alliance

• Daniel Hopgood, Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Eaton Corp.

• Shenise Johnson Thomas, Chief of External Relations and Development, Cleveland Public Library

• Claude Jones, President/CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Care Alliance Health Center

• Greg Jones, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, KeyBank

• Brian Kelly, Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Frantz Ward

• Rick Kemm, Executive Director, May Dugan Center

• Michael Klein, Partner, Ciuni & Panichi

• Brian LeRoy, Chief Data Officer, FIT Technologies

• Daniel Lettenberger-Klein, CEO, Stella Maris

• Tim Linville, CEO, Construction Employers Association

• Christie Manning, Senior Program Director, Saint Luke's Foundation

• JaNice Marshall, Vice President, Access & Community Connections, Cuyahoga Community College

• Craig Martin, Chief Growth Officer, The Adcom Group

• Angela McDonald-Fisher, Vice President, Chief Counsel, Eaton Corp.

• Mike McIntyre, Executive Editor, Ideastream Public Media

• Tania Menesse, President and CEO, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

• Tom Mlakar, Deputy Director for Advocacy, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

• Matt Morelli, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, CBIZ

• Gregg Muresan, Cleveland Office Managing Partner, PwC Private Midwest leader

• Bernard Owens, Dean, Trinity Cathedral

• Jennifer Palmieri, Chief People Officer, Westfield

• Mark Panzica, Executive Vice President, Panzica Construction Co.

• Jeremy Paris, Principal, The Raben Group

• J. Michael Pressimone, President, Notre Dame College

• Kathryn Purcell, President, Saint Joseph Academy

• LaRese Purnell, Managing Partner, CLE Consulting Firm

• Ana Rodriguez, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, The Lubrizol Corp.

• Ilana Hoffer Skoff, Eecutive Director, Milestones Autism Resources

• James Smith, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson

• Robert Solomon, Vice President, Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Case Western Reserve University

• Grady Stevenson, Executive Director, Community Relations Board, City of Cleveland

• Stephen Strayer, Eenior Vice President/Market Director, Institutional Asset Management, PNC Bank

• Mark Swaim-Fox, Executive Director, Cleveland region, Facing History and Ourselves

• Karen Thompson, Chief of Staff, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

• Michael Tobin, Vice President, Communications, Government and Community Relations, MetroHealth

• Sarah Trimble, Chief External Affairs Officer, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

• Julie Tutkovics, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Huntington Bank

• Ted Tywang, Vice President, General Counsel, Haslam Sports Group

• Martin Uhle, President and CEO, Community West Foundation

• Michael Ungar, Partner, Ulmer & Berne

• John Wagner, Principal, City Architecture

• Nadine Wallman, Group Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

• Megan Wilson, Chief of Staff, Cleveland Foundation

• Kirk Zehnder, CEO/President, Earnest Machine

• Jill Zimon, Executive Director, Ohio Debate Commission

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