2015 - 2016 Board of Trustees







CLC Welcomes New Board Chair Lawrence E. Oscar! See the Press Release.


Lawrence E. Oscar* (Chair)

Managing Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Kristen Baird Adams*

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, PNC Bank

James Aronoff

Partner, Thompson Hine

K. Michael Benz*

Consultant, K. Michael Benz Consulting/Ciuni & Panichi

John Bonfiglio

Partner, BSB Partners

Amy Brady

Chief Information Officer, KeyBank

Seth Briskin*

Partner, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Joanne Clark


Joseph DiRocco

President, Citizens Bank, Ohio & Citizens Commercial Banking

Patrick Dugan*

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Leslie Dunford* (Secretary)

Vice President for Administration and Strategic Projects, The Cleveland Foundation

Guy Fabe* (Treasurer)

Vice President-Tax, Parker Hannifin Corporation 

Michael Goldberg*

Managing Partner, Bridge Investment Fund LLC

Bruce Hennes

Managing Partner, Hennes Communications

Laura Hudak*

Vice President, Administration, TeamNeo

Michael Kahler

Chief Commercial Officer, PolyOne

Ira Kaplan*

Managing Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Ann Killian*


Joe Kubic*

CEO, The Adcom Group

Edward Largent

President and CEO, Westfield Group

William R. Lewis

Chief of Clinical Cardiology & Director, Heart and Vascular Center, MetroHealth Medical Center

Hillary P. Lyon

Director of Marketing, Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects, Inc.

Valarie McCall

Chief of Government Affairs, City of Cleveland

Stephanie McHenry

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Business Affairs and Finance, Cleveland State University

Hugh McKay

Partner-in-Charge, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

James Merlino

President and Chief Medical Officer of Strategic Consulting, Press Ganey

Laura Mimura

Vice President, KeyBank Corporate Communications, KeyBank

Heath Monesmith

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Eaton Corporation

Joseph Morford*

Managing Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP

Andrew Passen*

Executive Vice President Human Resources (retired), Forest City Enterprises

Marc Sanchez

Partner, Frantz Ward LLP

Gary Shamis*

Partner, BDO USA, LLP

Jill Snyder

Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Shirley Stineman

Executive Director of Workforce Communication and Community Engagement, Cuyahoga Community College

Robert Varley

Senior Policy Advisor (Midwest), Dominion East Ohio Gas Company

Paul Wellener*

Northeast Ohio Managing Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Ex-officio Board Members:


Debbie Berry

Vice President of Community Development, University Circle Inc.

Sunny Nixon

Associate General Counsel, Explorys Inc.

Jeff Pacini

National Cycling Program Director, American Heart Association | American Stroke Association


Emeritus Board Members:


Marc Byrnes

Chairman, Oswald Companies

Thomas Hopkins

Senior Vice President, Human Resources (retired), The Sherwin-Williams Company

Tom Stevens


Eddie Taylor

President, Taylor Oswald, LLC 

*Denotes Executive Committee