Three alumni recognized as Trailblazers

The National Council of Negro Women – Cuyahoga County Section honored three CLC alumni as part of their 37th Annual Luncheon. Marcella Boyd Cox (CLI 2013, LC 2002), Keniece Grey (Stokes CLI 2018, LookUp 2011), and Marsha Mockabee (LC 2013) were recognized as Trailblazers: women leaders leveraging the power of excellence and influence at the…

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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…

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Gina Vernaci stepping up at Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square recently announced Gina Vernaci’s (LC 2011) promotion to President and Chief Operating Office. In her new role, which she assumes on October 1, she will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Playhouse Square. According to the statement released by Playhouse Square, Art Falco (LC 1993) will remain on as CEO, but will,…

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CLC alumni named to Cleveland Fed Community Advisory Council

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has created a 15-member Community Advisory Council that includes three CLC alumni: Heidi Gartland (LC2 2013, CLI 2011, LC 2007) Augie Napoli (Stokes CLI 2018, LC 1995) Danny Williams (LC 1993) According to a Crain’s Cleveland Business article, “The council is designed to ‘help inform the bank’s community development…

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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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