Susie Barragate promoted to President & CEO

Susie Barragate (CBB 2013) has been named to succeed Bob Comben as President and CEO of Vocational Guidance Services (VGS). Barragate will assume the title of President in September and will add CEO to her title when Comben officially retires at the end of the year. In a quote in Crain’s Cleveland Business,  VGS Board…

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Shane McRann Bigelow and Kara Lewis on the move

Kara Lewis (CBB 2011) is stepping up to serve as Director of AB Bernstein’s Cleveland-area private wealth practice. She steps into the role vacated by Shane McRann Bigelow (LC 2016), who was named CEO of Ownum, Bernie Moreno Co.’s blockchain company. According to a quote in Crain’s Cleveland Business from David Barnard, Managing Director at…

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Rich Garcia moves to OEConnection

Rich Garcia (LC 2011) was recently named Chief Financial Officer of OEConnection. According to a quote in Crain’s Cleveland Business, “Chuck Rotuno, chairman and CEO of OEC, said in a statement that Garcia has an ‘impressive track record of driving profitability within international businesses and negotiating acquisitions.’ As such, Rotuno said Garcia ‘will be a…

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Two alumni being honored by the Press Club of Cleveland

Leon Bibb (LC 1986) and Denise Polverine (LC 2008, CBB 2006) will be honored by The Press Club of Cleveland at their annual Hall of Fame induction banquet on November 1, 2018. Leon Bibb, a 1999 Hall of Fame inductee, will receive the Chuck Heaton Award in recognition of his community involvement and journalistic excellence….

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Dr. Alex Johnson recognized

Cuyahoga Community College’s Dr. Alex Johnson (LC 2002) will receive the 2018 Central Regional Chief Executive Award at The Association of Community College Trustees’ 48th Leadership Congress. The event will take place in New York this fall. According to an article in Crain’s Cleveland Business, “Johnson is one of five regional award recipients across the…

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