Leadership Cleveland director named

Robert P. Kirschner has been named Director of Leadership Cleveland, a program of Cleveland Leadership Center that empowers recognized and senior-level positional leaders to increase and advance their community impact. He also will direct the LC2 Fellows program, in which Leadership Cleveland alumni engage in a project-based, outcome-driven civic engagement experience.

“Bob comes to us with a strong passion for civic engagement, and years of experience in organizational development and communications,” said Marianne Crosley, CLC President and CEO. “He has a passion for growing and expanding civic leadership and engagement and proven skills in relationship building.”

Crosley noted that he is eager to begin creating the best possible experience for the Leadership Cleveland and LC2 Fellows Classes of 2019. The Leadership Cleveland Class of 2019 began its program with an opening retreat earlier in September.

Before coming to CLC, Kirschner served for nearly seven years in a senior leadership role as Vice President of Development and Communications at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. He previously held positions at institutions of higher education including John Carroll University, Case Western Reserve University, and Kenyon College.

He holds a master’s degree in higher education from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from Miami University.

He is an alumnus of CLC’s Civic Leadership Institute. He serves on the boards of Countryside (Peninsula), NETWORK lobby and NETWORK advocates (Washington, D.C.), Computer Reach (Pittsburgh), and has served on the Community of Purpose Committee of United Way of Greater Cleveland. He is an active member of and volunteer for The City Club of Cleveland, and a part of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Sing Out!

He resides in Brecksville with his wife and four children.

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About the Cleveland Leadership Center (CLC)

The Cleveland Leadership Center’s mission is to build a continuum of civic leaders committed to our community’s excellence by serving as a catalyst for civic engagement. CLC inspires and connects people to transform Cleveland by developing leaders of all age through learning and community engagement opportunities.

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