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


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John Harley John W. Harley
Co-Founder and Co-President, FirstPower Group LLC

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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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Jeff Hoffman Jeff Hoffman
Partner & Co-Founder, ColorJar, LLC

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


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Ndeda Letson Ndeda N. Letson
Vice President, Community Development Market Management, Charter One, Ohio


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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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Richard Pohle Richard Pohle
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Huntington Bank


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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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Steve Walling Steve Walling
Founder and CEO at 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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