Margaret Bernstein to be honored

The Rainey Institute will honor Margaret Bernstein (LC2 2017, LC 2016, CLI 2014), Director of Advocacy and Community Initiatives at WKYC Channel 3, at their annual GLISAANDO benefit on May 3, 2019. “A devoted champion of literacy, Margaret earned a 2016 Emmy for her #WeReadHere Campaign at WKYC, which encourages parents to read every day…

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Paul Wellener to receive Carnegie Mellon award

Paul Wellener (CLC Board, LC 2007) will be honored with a Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Service Award on May 17, 2019, at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, PA. The alumni service award recognizes those alumni “for their dedicated and impactful service to the university and its alumni.” In a statement by CMU Alumni Association…

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Gina Vernaci to become new President and CEO of Playhouse Square

Art Falco (LC 1993) is stepping down from his post of 28 years as CEO of Playhouse Square. Gina Vernaci (LC 2011), currently serving as Playhouse Square’s President and COO, has been named as his successor. She will assume her new role on July 1. According to a blog post on the Playhouse Square website,…

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Debbi Perkul joins Workforce Connect Manufacturing partnership

Debbi Perkul (LC2 2013, LC 2012) was recently named Executive Director of Workforce Partnerships for Workforce Connect Manufacturing – a manufacturing sector partnership between MAGNET and Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP). According to a GCP news release, “A true public-private partnership, Workforce Connect Manufacturing is devoted to helping the County‚Äôs 1,800 manufacturing companies and more than…

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Three alumni honored as 2019 Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s 2019 Women of Distinction honorees include three CLC alumni: Julie Johnson (CBB 2002) Brenda Kirk (LC 2010) Sue Krey (LC2 2013, LC 2012) The honor is given to women who go above and beyond to make our communities better places to live, work, and raise a family. They will…

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