Ray Leach

Ray Leach is the founding CEO of JumpStart Inc. a Cleveland, Ohio-based non-profit venture development organization that has gained a national best-in-class reputation for its innovative economic development models and its ability to leverage its experience and expertise across the U.S. Ray is considered a national thought and practice leader at the intersection of public,

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Jeanne Coughlin

For the past 28 years Jeanne Coughlin, president of the Coughlin Group, Inc., has been helping small & mid-sized businesses get the right things done in her roles of consultant, coach, and private company board director.  Jeanne is also a principal with Mastering Midsized., a consultancy based in San Francisco, CA, that helps midsized companies

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Barbara Paynter

Barbara Paynter is a Cleveland-based communications consultant specializing in strategic communications, reputation management, crisis communications, and issues management. She also provides litigation support and media relations services to clients. Paynter is a trusted advisor to clients in a variety of industries, including education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, nonprofits, and the public sector. She has helped

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Kate Asbeck

Kate Asbeck served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Cleveland Foundation from April 2010 until her retirement in June 2016. In that role, Kate was responsible for the Foundation’s $2 billion endowment and its finance, information technology, and human resources teams. Kate was previously Senior Vice President, Finance at Corning Incorporated

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Thomas Hopkins

Thomas E. Hopkins was Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President, Human Resources for The Sherwin-Williams Company. He held that position from 1997 to his retirement at the end of 2015. In that role, Tom was primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and transformation of the enterprise-wide Human Resources Strategy to drive superior performance of Sherwin-Williams’

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Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton has devoted her nearly 30-year career to advancing initiatives in the public and private sector. Her experience in government spans the federal and state levels and includes staff positions in the U.S. Senate and Ohio governor’s office. During her service at Ohio State University, Ann helped establish the National Center for the Middle

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Anthony Campana

Anthony Campana is the Managing Partner of Campana Capital. Campana Capital is a holding company of various businesses and investments located in Northeast Ohio and throughout the United States. With a mission to enrich and enhance the lives and work of other people, it strives to do so with a focus in real estate development,

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Brian Hall

Brian is the owner and CEO of several companies which provide outsourced staffing, road and rail construction and real estate development. The companies – JIT Services, Specialized Construction Inc., JPCO Inc. and The League Development employ 100 associates in Ohio and Maryland. He is also a partner and investor in ECM Performance Materials, which processes

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Carol Caruso

Carol Caruso is the founder and president of Caruso Public Affairs, a consulting firm specializing in advocacy, coalitions, and government affairs strategy. Before founding the firm, Carol served for 14 years as Senior Vice President for Government Advocacy at the Greater Cleveland Partnership, where she led a team of staff professionals and consultants on several

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Cheryl Perez

Cheryl “CP” Perez is CEO of Cheryl C Perez Brands, a brand of companies (including BIG-HR and Cheryl C Perez Enterprises) that provides consulting, coaching, and online training programs to entrepreneurs and business owners who want to develop and build the Operational, Sales, Service, and HR processes and systems to start and scale their businesses.

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Cindy Torres Essell

Cindy Torres Essell currently serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Heinen’s, Inc., leading organization-wide strategic human resources and training and development for the entire enterprise, including the retail, central food production, warehouse distribution, and corporate office locations. Cindy has more than 15 years of human resources leadership experience. Prior to joining Heinen’s, she

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C. Todd Green

C. Todd Green is a senior business executive with over 20 years of experience in business management in industries from Electro-mechanical manufacturing of complex electrical equipment to the manufacturing of custom 1-off solutions for the interior architectural spaces of elite residences. Since beginning his career in Mexico in 1995, Todd has developed significant experience in

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