OUR BOARD

BVU is governed by a board of directors comprised of business and community leaders who provide their professional expertise and leadership to achieve the mission of engaging businesses and nonprofits to work together to strengthen the NEO Community.

OFFICERS

Bill Priemer

Chair
President & CEO
Hyland Software, Inc.

Richard C. Fedorovich

Vice Chair
Managing Partner
Bober Markery Fedorovich

Kathy Golovan

Vice Chair
Chief Government and Community Relations Officer
Medical Mutual

Michael A. Cogan

Immediate Past Chair
President & CEO, Ohio
Northern Trust Bank

David C. Fulton

Board Treasurer
President & CEO
Clearstead Advisors, LLC

Chris Swift

Board Secretary
Partner
Baker Hostetler LLP

Richard W. Pogue, Esq.

Chair Emeritus
Advisor
Jones Day

 

Elizabeth Voudouris
President & CEO
Business Volunteers Unlimited

 

 

DIRECTORS

Richard J. Batyko

Chief Marketing Officer
YMCA of Greater Cleveland

Tom Bernot

Vice President, Business Development
Falls Communications

Brent Blouch

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Customer Solutions
Swagelok

Zachery Carroll

Director
CBIZ

Severine De Wagheneire

Managing Director
Accenture, LLP

 Tracy Dowe

City President, Middle Market Team Leader Fifth Third Bank

Brian Fishel

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
KeyCorp

Joe Frolik

Senior VP, Communications, Government & Community Relations
MetroHealth

Heidi L. Gartland

Chief, Government & Community Relations Officer
University Hospitals

Danielle Gisondo

Partner
Skoda Minotti

Art Hall

Firm Administrative Partner and Cleveland Partner-in-Charge
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Brian A. Hurtuk

Managing Director
Colliers International

Jessica Jung

Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Property & Casualty
Oswald Companies

David M. Kall

Managing Member, Cleveland Office
McDonald Hopkins

 

Steve Kessen

Chief Executive Officer
Fathom

Christine Kohls

Principal
Raising Results LLC

Detlef Krost

Chief Technical Officer
Nestle USA

Kathy Rothenberg James

Health Center Director
City of Cleveland, Department of Public Health

Carolina Masri

Community Leader

Ben Mathews

Partner
McKinsey & Company

Megan L. Mehalko

Partner
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, LLP

Marc B. Merklin

Partner
Brouse McDowell

Steve Millard

President and CEO
Greater Akron Chamber

Margaret A. Mitchell

President and CEO
YWCA Greater Cleveland

Charles Modlin

Physician,
MetroHealth

James K. Mylen

Office Managing Partner
KPMG, LLP

Jim Nash

Managing Partner
Marcus Thomas LLC

Ketan K. Patel

EVP, Secretary and General Counsel
Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.

 

Susan Puflea

President
The Writer’s Studio

LaRese Purnell

Managing Partner
CLE Consulting Firm

Deborah Z. Read

Managing Partner
Thompson Hine, LLP

Donald J. Richards

Partner (Retired)
Accenture, LLP

John W. Rodgers

Partner
Ernst & Young

Lisa Rose

President
Dix & Eaton

Harpreet Saluja

Sr. VP, Corporate Development & Planning
Eaton Corporation

Glen Shumate

Executive Vice President
Construction Employers Association

Ryan J. Spisak

Business Banking Marketing Manager, SVP Ohio & NW PA Market
PNC Bank

Brian Taylor

Sr. VP, Sales and Marketing
Sherwin Williams

Mathew Tenerowicz

Managing Partner
Cleveland Office, Baker Hostetler

Thomas A. Waltermire

Chairman of the Board
Vadxx Energy

Stephen D. Williger

Managing Member
MIndful Consulting LLC.

Lynne Winings

President
GBX Group LLC

Ebony L. Yeboah-Amankwah

Vice President, Ethics, Compliance & ERM
Signet Jewelers

 

Minority Pipeline Initiative Task Force

Randell McShepard

RPM International, Inc.
Chairman

April Miller Boise

Eaton

Michael Bowen

Calfee

Gregory Brown

PolicyBridge

Paul Clark

PNC (retired) 

Nicole Crews

Swagelok

 

Blaine Griffin

Cleveland City Council

 

Vaughn P. Johnson

Cuyahoga County

 

Steve Millard

Greater Akron Chamber

 

Dr. Charles Modlin

The MetroHealth System

Marcia Moreno

Young Latino Network

Victor Ruiz

Esperanza, Inc.

Sharon Sobol Jordan

Unify Labs

Elizabeth Voudouris

BVU

Michael White

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

 

Young Leaders CONNECT Cohort

Steven Amoroso

Senior Associate, Advisory Services, Evaluation Forensics & Litigation Group, Marcum LLP

Char Hood

Inclusion, Diversity  & Equity Program Manager, Sherwin Williams

Kitrick McCoy

Senior Marketing Consultant, KeyBank

Jonathan Palay

Supervisor, Audit & Assurance, Bober Markey Fedorovich

Jennifer Villyard

Associate, Thompson Hine

 

Chris Buoncore

Research Analyst, MAI Capital Management LLC

Christine Keener

Sr. Client Manager, Oswald Companies

Steve Novak

Senior Funds Administrator & Team Leader, Senior Associate, MAI Capital Management LLC

Connor Sawyers

PNC

 

 

 

Zach Guren

Director of Real Estate Development, GBX

Domanesha Martin

Revenue Cycle Patient Access Leader, University Hospitals

Michael O’Malley

Employee Benefits Consultant, Gallagher

Sofia Sova

Assurance Supervisor, Marcum LLP