By Michael Cogan, President and CEO, Ohio, Northern Trust

In October, 2021 our Northern Trust Team engaged in a volunteer project which was coordinated for us by BVU. As long time business members, BVU has typically organized a volunteer project for us every year, but this year was different. After nearly two years of the pandemic, and remote work, we were anxious to do something in which all our partners could participate in outdoors. BVU coordinated a Lake Shore clean-up project at Edgewater and Bonnie Park for our team. It was a delightful day of camaraderie and community engagement. This afternoon of engagement with colleagues helped our team transition during our return to office. It reminded us that we are at our best when helping others – which is part of our client service commitment at Northern Trust.

Michael Cogan has been a BVU board member since 2009. He currently serves on the Executive and Investment BVU board committees. He is an active member of the community in Northeastern Ohio. He is a board member of the Southwest General Health Center and College Now, Greater Cleveland. He is Immediate Past Chairman of Business Volunteers Unlimited and is an Advisory Board Member of the Department of Economics at The Ohio State University. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland and a past board member and capital campaign chair of the Cleveland Zoological Society. He is a member of the 50 Club of Cleveland and the Union Club.

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