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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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Carol Caruso Carol Caruso
President, Caruso Public Affairs

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John Davies John M. Davies
CEO, The Merrymeeting Group

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