Board

THE COUNCIL’S CHAMPIONS: THOSE WHO SUPPORT AND SUSTAIN OUR EFFORTS

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs thanks the members of our Board. Their input and guidance provide our organization with the strength, stability, and vision necessary to extend our outreach and further our connections within the international community. We recognize the ongoing efforts of our Board of Directors.

OFFICERS FY 2019-2020

Wael Khoury, M.D., Chair
Head of Cardiology
Marymount Hospital, Cleveland Clinic

Christopher Blake, Vice Chair
Partner & Chair – International Practice Group
Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

David Fleshler, Vice Chair
Associate Provost for International Affairs
Case Western Reserve University

Nizar Zein, M.D., Vice Chair
Global Patient Services
Cleveland Clinic

David O. Zimmer, Secretary
Attorney

Fritz Heintel, Treasurer
Corporate Banking Centralized Underwriting | PNC Bank


DIRECTORS, FY 2019-2020

Harlin Adelman
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
University Hospitals

Raj Aggarwal, Ph.D.
Professor of Business & Finance
College of Business Administration, University of Akron

Heather Burnett
Global Succession Planning, Executive Talent
EY

Paul Clark
Regional President (retired)
PNC

Mary Ann Conn-Brody
Former English/French translator, CBC-Toronto

Richard P. Eastburn
Founder
Global Immersion Technologies LLC

Howard B. Edelstein
Edelstein Financial Corporation

Seda Ergun
National Director Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Principal Consultant
TRC Solutions

Hiroyuki Fujita, Ph.D.
Founder, President and CEO
Quality Electrodynamics

Michael Gleason
Vice Chairman
Austin Powder

John A. Hellman
President, Creative Development

Deirdre M. Mageean, Ph.D
Provost & Sr. VP for Academic Affairs
Cleveland State University

Deborah E. Morin, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Educational Leadership
Cleveland State University

N. Michael Obi
Chairman & CEO
Spectrum Global Solutions

Stephen J. Petras, Jr.
Founder and Director
NeXT1 Inc.

Richard W. Pogue
Senior Advisor
Jones Day

Linda F. Robertson, Ph.D.
Director
Gerald H. Read Center of Intern’l and Intercultural Education
Kent State University

Michael Salkind
Principal
INDUS International Inc.

Martin C. Schulz
Managing Director, International Equity
PNC Capital Advisors, LLC

Fareed Siddiq
Senior Vice President, CFP
Merrill Lynch

David Silk
Partner
SGI Global Business Advisors LLC

Donald A. Sinko
Chief Intergrity Officer Cleveland Clinic

Carter E. Strang
Partner
Tucker Ellis, LLP

Monica Verma
Partner
Baker & Hostetler, LLP

Mark Zannoni
Research Director, Smart Cities and Transportation
IDC 


EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS

J. Donald Cairns
Attorney (ret.)
Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP

Barbara Hawkins
Civic Leader
Former President, League of Women Voters


 


HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS
Ambassador Charles Dunbar
Former Professor, CWRU, Simmons College and Boston University
U.S. Ambassador to Qatar (1983-1985) to Yemen (1988-1991)
Former President, CCWA

 
Ambassador John D. Ong

B.F. Goodrich (Chairman Emeritus)
U.S. Ambassador to Norway (2002-2005)

Henry Precht
Foreign Service Officer (retired)
Former President, CCWA

Ambassador William R. Timken, Jr.
Timken Family Partnership
U.S. Ambassador to Germany (2005-2008)


CCWA FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS

Cynthia Bassett
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management
UBS Financial Services

Howard B. Edelstein
Edelstein Financial Corporation

Wael Khoury,M.D., Chair
Head of Cardiology
Marymount Hospital

Michael Knall
President
Rincoh Investments, Inc.

Dennis Lafferty
Vice President, Strategic Operations & Community Relations
Bernie Moreno Companies

James Meil
Principal, Industry Analysis
ACT Research

Richard W. Pogue
Senior Advisor
Jones Day

Satricia Rice
Senior Managing Director
Hartland

Stephen J. Petras, Jr.
Founder and Director
NeXT1 Inc.

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