Stokes Civic Leadership Institute Fellows named

Thirty-eight rising and established community leaders will examine critical problems facing our community and develop collaborative leadership skills to address those issues in the coming year as part of the newly created Stokes Civic Leadership Institute (Stokes CLI). Stokes CLI is a collaboration between the Cleveland Leadership Center and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®). The program…

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Mike Obertacz to lead Near West Theatre

Mike Obertacz (CLI 2017) will take over as the new Managing Director of Near West Theatre on October 11. He begins his tenure as the theater embarks on its 40th year and looks to kick off an endowment campaign. He takes over from founder Stephanie Morrison Hrbek (LC 2001). Morrison Hrbek will work alongside Obertacz on…

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Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Twenty in their 20s 6/12/17

Five Cleveland Leadership Center alumni were recognized as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Twenty in their 20s: •Jessica Malone (CLI 2015) •Kerry McCormack (LookUp 2005) •Stephen Love (CBB 2016) •Kate Mathews (iCLE 2010) •Selina Pagan (LookUp 2013) •Anthony Ries (CLI 2015)

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J. Bennett Guess 6/2/17

J. Bennett Guess (CLI 2016) was named the Executive Director of the ACLU of Ohio, and will begin his tenure July 1.

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Dick Pogue & Lauren Steiner 5/31/17

Dick Pogue (LC 1978) and Lauren Steiner (CBB 2003, CLI 2011) will be honored at National Philanthropy Day in November. Dick Pogue will receive the Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer award, and Lauren Steiner will receive the Outstanding Fundraising Professional award.

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