CLC alumni recognition

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Tom Gill (CEF 2010, CLI 2009) has been named President of Urban Community School. He will assume the role from Sister Maureen Doyle (LC2 2017, LC 1992), who is retiring after leading the school for 32 years, on July 1. 

Kristen Baird Adams (LC 2010) is now Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Regional Presidents at PNC.

Micki Byrnes (CEBC 2012, LC 2005) and Margaret Bernstein (CLI 2014, LC 2016, LC2 2017) were awarded TEGNA Employee Awards. Micki won Manager of the Year, and she and Margaret were co-winners of the Diversity Award Individual.

Susan Chiancone (LC 2015) became Vice President and CFO at Meister Media Worldwide back in November 2016.

Matt Zone (LC 2007) was elected President of the National League of Cities in November 2016.

Barbara Philibert (LC 2015) became President and Chief Operating Officer of Oatey in January.

Forty CLC alumni were among the Crain's Cleveland Power 100.
   Kyle Kutuchief (CLI 2011)
   Richard Pogue (LC 1978)
   Scott Wolstein (LC 1984)
   David Abbott (LC 1989)
   Sandy Cutler (LC 1990)
   Art Falco (LC 1993)
   August Napoli, Jr. (LC 1995)
   Robert C. Smith (LC 1997)
   Chuck Jones (LC 1999)
   Deborah Read (LC 1999)
   Cynthia Moore-Hardy (LC 1999)
   Dennis Cocco (LC 1999)
   John Kahl (LC 2000)
   John T. Petures, Jr. (LC 2001)
   Paul Dolan (LC 2001)
   David Gilbert (LC 2001)
   David LaRue (LC 2001)
   Craig Arnold (LC 2002)
   Alex Johnson (LC 2002)
   Randell McShepard (LC 2003)
   Ronn B. Richard (LC 2004)
   Thomas F. Zenty III (LC 2004)
   Sam Miller (LC 2005)
   Rick Chiricosta (LC 2006)
   Chris Kelly (LC 2006)
   Ray Leach (LC 2006)
   Bernie Moreno (LC 2007)
   Chris Ronayne (LC 2007)
   Marc S. Byrnes (LC 2008)
   Beth E. Mooney (LC 2008)
   Jenniffer Deckard (LC 2008)
   Bill Koehler (LC 2011)
   Daniel Walsh (LC 2011)
   Brian Zimmerman (LC 2011, LC2 2012, 2014)
   William Friedman (LC 2012)
   Eric S. Gordon (LC 2013)
   Akram Boutros (LC 2015)
   Jay Gershen (LC 2016)
   Robert Klonk (LC 2016)
   Robyn Minter Smyers (LC 2016, CBB 2003)

The following CLC alumni were announced as 2017 recipients of Distinguished Marketing and Sales Awards by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland.

2017 Business Executive of the Year
   Fred DiSanto (LC 2003)
   2017 Distinguished Marketing and Sales Award Recipients
   Emily Adams (CLI 2016)
   Nathan Hui (CLI 2015)
   Christina Klenotic (CBB 2015)
   Valarie McCall (LC 2007)
   Jennifer A. Stull (CLI 2012)

The following CLC alumni and staff were announced as 2017 Movers & Shakers Award Winners by The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club.
   Nicole Boyd (CLC Program Associate)
   Tom Brew, Jr. (OBC 2015)
   Melissa Carney (CBB 2013)
   Kyle Miller (CBB2015)
   Rachel Miller (CBB 2017)
   Christina Sanders (CLI 2014, Leadership Council)
   Michelle Sustar (OBC 2015)

George Rodrigue (LC 2016, LC2 2017) was named President of the Plain Dealer Publishing Co.

Timothy P. Knight (LC 2017) is now president of tronc, Inc.'s digital content and commerce division, troncX.

Chris Quinn (LC 2015) has been named Editor and President of Advance Ohio.

William M. Denihan (LC 1981) will retire from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, a position which he has held for the past 15 years. His retirement is effective August 1, 2017.

Lisa Oliver (LC 2009, CBB 2004) has been named president and CEO of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.

Lou Tisler (CBB 2001) has been named director of National Community Reinvestment Coalition's Housing Counseling Network.

Raymond Bobgan (LC 2010) received the 2017 Governor's Award for the Arts in Arts Administration.

Jayne Juvan  (CBB 2010) was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2016 Attorneys Who Matter.



2016 Alumni Recognition

2015 Alumni Recognition

2014 Alumni Recognition

2013 Alumni Recognition 

2012 Alumni Recognition 

Three of the four 2016 honorees at CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affiars’ Tribute to the Public Service Scholarship and Award Event are CLC alumni who have also played integral in CLC’s success over the past 10 years: Dennis M. Lafferty (CLI 2011), The Honorable Bruce H. Akers (LC 1978) and Allan C. Krulak (LC 1988).