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Board of Directors


Karen White, Chair
Senior Vice President, Community Relations & Corporate Initiatives
Key Bank

Sarah C. Flannery, Secretary
Thompson Hine LLP

Jeffrey A. Vavruska, Treasurer, JD 1986, BBA 1983
Chief Tax Officer
The Lubrizol Corporation

Karen White
Senior Vice President, Community Relations & Corporate Initiatives

Michael Klein, Vice Chair, MBA 1991
Ciuni & Panichi, Inc.


Janet L. Kramer, MBA 1983
President (retired)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Buckeye Chapter

Anthony S. Bakale, CPA, BBA 1982
Partner, Tax Services Group
Cohen & Company

Theresa Carter
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation

Lonzo "Lonnie" Coleman
President and CEO
Coleman Spohn Corporation

James T. Deiotte, MBA 1984, BAA 1980
Executive Director
Master of Professional Accountancy Program, Rady School of Management

Daniel Fashimpaur, BA 1991, MBA 2005
Global Controller and Treasurer
Momentive Quartz

Brian Gevry, BA 1990
CEO/Chief Investment Officer
Boyd Watterson Asset Management

David Gunning II
Member, Co-Chair
National Real Estate Practice, McDonald Hopkins

Richard A. Janus, MA 1977
Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer (retired)
Victory Capital Management Inc.

Gerald "Jerry" Jarzabek
Senior Vice President

Michael Jeans
President and CEO
Growth Opportunity Partners, Inc.

James Kandrac, BBA 1983
President and Founder
UCG Technologies (1987), Contract Guardian, Inc. (2018)

Ariane Kirkpatrick, BA 2010
AKA Team

Michael Klein
Ciuni & Panichi, Inc.

Carolyn Rains, MBA 1996
Senior Relationship Manager, Investment Solutions

Thomas E. Hopkins, MA 1982
Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President, Human Resources (retired)
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Nancy Berardinelli-Krantz, JD 2002
SVP & General Counsel
Grainger, Inc.

Amy Kaplan
Retired VP-External Affairs
Jewish Federation

Mark Lantz, MA 1990
Founder & Partner, Executive Creative Director
Factory Detroit Inc.

Nancy Mendez
President and CEO
Starting Point

Alan Nevel, BA 1996
SVP, Chief Diversity and HR Office
MetroHealth System

Thomas O'Toole, BA 1979, MA 1987
Executive Director, Program for Data Analytics
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Sandra Williams , MA 1985
President and CEO
Starting Point

Thomas Robenault
Robenalt Law Fir


David Reynolds
Chairman, Senior VP
Board of Trustees, KeyCorp

Dr. Laura Bloomberg
Cleveland State University

James Brazytis
Senior Marketing Manager
Avery Dennison

Director for Life

Ronald M. Berkman, Ph.D.
President Emeritus and University Professor
Cleveland State University

Thomas Adler
Playhouse Square Real Estate Services

Emeritus Directors

Richard A. Barone
Chairman Emeritus

Anand "Bill" Julka, MS 1974
Ohio Collaborative

S. Lee Kohrman, Esq.
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, P.L.L.

Steven W. Percy, JD 1979
CEO (retired)
BP America

Jack Boyle, MA 2002
Senior Fellow
, Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Timothy Cosgrove, BA 1983, JD 1987
Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

Linda Kane, BBA 1979
(retired) Senior Vice President, Treasurer
Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

Stephen Kirk , MBA 1979, Hon. DBA 2007
Executive in Residence
Cleveland State University

Nancy McCann
John P. Murphy Foundation & Kulas Foundation

Robert Rawson, Hon. JD 2016
Jones Day

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