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Board of Directors

Our board members distinguish themselves by their shared belief that entrepreneurship can promote and facilitate regional economic growth.


Mark Williams Mark J. Williams
Board Chairperson, JumpStart

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Jacqueline Acho Jacqueline Acho, Ph.D.
President
The Acho Group


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David Brown David Brown
Chairman and CEO
Victory Capital Management


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Burts-Cooper Ellen Burts-Cooper
Senior Managing Partner
Improve Consulting and Training Group, LLC


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Carol Caruso Carol Caruso
President
Caruso Public Affairs


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John Davies John M. Davies
CEO
The Merrymeeting Group


JJ DiGeronimo JJ DiGeronimo
President
Tech Savvy Women


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Steve Fry Stephen Fry
Principal
SRF Consulting


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Larry Goddard Larry Goddard
Managing Director
SS&G
Parkland Consulting, LLC


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Kendra Gardiner Kendra Gardiner
Operations Manager
Thogus Products Company


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Hartmann William L. Hartmann
Chief Risk Officer
KeyCorp


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Jim Hickey Jim Hickey
President
Arras Keathley


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Robert Hurwitz Robert Hurwitz
Partner
The Coral Company


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Joe Jankowski Joseph Jankowski, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
Technology Management
Case Western Reserve University


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Renita Jefferson Renita Jefferson
Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Leadership Development
American Greetings


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Harold Jones Harold Jones
Senior Vice President
Environment, Health and Safety
Eaton Corporation


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Ray Leach Ray T. Leach
Chief Executive Officer
JumpStart Inc.


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Lee Nielsen Lee Nielsen
Owner
The Nielsen Group


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Frank Papay Francis Papay, M.D.
Chairman
Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic


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Patrick Pastore Patrick M. Pastore
EVP/Market Leader – Northern Ohio, Corporate Banking Group
PNC Bank


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Barbara Paynter Barbara Paynter
Partner
Paynter Communications


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Mark Samolczyk Mark Samolczyk
President and CEO
Stark Community Foundation


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WilliamRSeelbach William R. Seelbach
Senior Advisor
The Riverside Company


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Gary Shamis Gary S. Shamis, CPA, M.Acc.
Managing Director
SS&G


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RachelTalton Dr. Rachel Talton, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Synergy Marketing Strategy & Research, Inc.


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Sharon Toerek Sharon Toerek
Principal
Toerek Law


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Jose Vasquez Jose Vasquez
President & CEO
Quéz Media 


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Steve Walling Steve Walling
Founder and CEO
SJW Strategic Solutions, LLC


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Leonard Young Leonard D. Young
Chief Executive Officer
Leonard D. Young Co., LLC


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