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 2022-2023

Carter E. Strang, Chair
Leader-in-Residence, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Retired Partner, Tucker Ellis, LLP

Paul Clark, Vice Chair
Regional President (retired)
PNC

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

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

Fritz Heintel, Treasurer
Corporate Banking Centralized Underwriting 
PNC

David O. Zimmer, Secretary
Attorney

 


DIRECTORS, FY 2022-2023

Harlin Adelman
Chief Legal Officer
University Hospitals

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

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

Heather Burnett
Principal, Director of Leadership Talent Management and Planning 
Booz Allen Hamilton

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 and CEO, Quality Electrodynamics; Chief Technology Officer, Canon Medical Systems Corporation, MRI Division; Honorary Consul of Japan in Cleveland

Michael Gleason
Vice Chairman
Austin Powder

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

Michael Knall
President
Rincoh Investments, Inc.

Kathryn Lavelle, Ph.D
Ellen and Dixon Long Professor in World Affairs
Case Western Reserve University

Rebecca Kopp Levine
Partner
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur 

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

Elena Ray 
West Territory Sales Executive, Business Banking
PNC Bank

Michael Salkind
Principal
INDUS International Inc.

Martin C. Schulz
International Growth Equity Team
Federated Investors, Inc.

Fareed Siddiq
Senior Vice President, CFP
Merrill Lynch

Donald A. Sinko
Chief Integrity Officer Cleveland Clinic

Monica Verma
Partner
Baker & Hostetler, LLP

Paul Winkeler
Chief Technology Architect
Dataserv

Mark Zannoni
Director
Smart Cities Strategy, Oracle

Nizar Zein, M.D.
Chief of Staff
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi


EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS

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)


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

Paul Clark
Regional President (retired)
PNC

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

Michael Knall
President
Rincoh Investments, Inc.

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

James Meil
Principal, Industry Analysis
ACT Research

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

Richard W. Pogue
Senior Advisor
Jones Day

Satricia Rice
Senior Managing Director
Clearstead

Donald A. Sinko
Chief Integrity Officer Cleveland Clinic

Carter E. Strang
Leader-in-Residence, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Retired Partner, Tucker Ellis, LLP

 

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