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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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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Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2019 named

The Cleveland Leadership Center has named a diverse mix of nonprofit, for-profit and public sector leaders as the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2019. Cleveland Bridge Builders is a 10-month leadership program that prepares mid-career professionals of all ages for meaningful, fulfilling and impactful engagement in the community. The program provides a unique environment that…

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Emily Bacha one of Freshwater’s #Fresh10

Emily Bacha (CBB 2018, LookUp 2005) was recently named to Freshwater Cleveland’s #Fresh10, “a group of talendted professionals under 34 years old all making their mark on The Land – and beyond.” Bacha currently serves as Director of Communications and Marketing for Western Reserve Land Conservancy. She told Freshwater, “I have the privilege of proudly…

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