HRCC Board of Directors
HRCC’s Board of Directors is comprised of representatives elected from our membership, as well as appointed representatives from each of our member-cities. Board members are responsible for positively and proactively promoting HRCC’s mission and supporting the organization’s ability to actualize that mission. Each board member brings a service mindset to their chamber work, actively contributing to the team ethic as well as to the creation, implementation, and oversight of activities, policies, budgets and resources that support HRCC’s goals.
Officers for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year:
Nancy Levin, Heights Libraries
Nancy Levin has served as Director of the Heights Libraries since 2008. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University (BA, Art History) and Kent State University (Master of Library Science). She also has a background in journalism and museums. She lives in Shaker Heights with her husband Farrel Helfer and 2 schnoodles.
Gail Moore is Branch Officer for Dollar Bank’s University Heights Branch for 12 years – 6 years in the bank’s Pittsburgh Branch and 6 years in Ohio. She enjoys going to the Cleveland Museum of Art and attending plays at The Cleveland Playhouse. Gail has been married 6 years to her Husband Michael, and has one adult Son.
Tina Jurcisin, Notre Dame College
Tina Jurcisin is the Administrative Coordinator in Professional Development and an Adjunct Faculty member in Communication at Notre Dame College. She lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband Chris and her babies (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels). She enjoys baking, card making, the New England Patriots and squirrels.
Jay Fernandez, Minuteman Press
Jay has decades of experience as a CPA and business consultant. He enjoys sharing the knowledge and expertise he’s gained through these experiences to assist small business owners in the Art of Business Success. In addition to helping others reach lofty goals, he also enjoys down-to-earth outdoor activities such as camping, biking, paragliding, and traveling.
Brian Anderson, City of Cleveland Heights
Brian Anderson is the Business Development Manager for the City of Cleveland Heights and works closely with the City’s commercial districts and individual businesses. Brian has more than 12 years of experience in economic development focusing on small business development. Brian also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Cleveland State University.
Natalie Bauman. The Digital Mosaic & SimplyTold
Natalie Bauman likes to erase the proverbial creative box and reinvent it. An accomplished video producer, she created The Digital Mosaic to streamline the video content creation process. Now working with museums, libraries, non-profits, corporations and those who serve seniors, she gets to “be the change” she wants to see in the world every day.
Richard Block, Cedar Brook Group
Richard Block is a partner with Cedar Brook Group. In this role, Richard provides strategic objective advice through financial planning to individuals families and business owners. He enjoys travelling, theater, sports and involvement in a variety of community organizations.
Jennifer A. Corso, Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA
Jennifer is a Partner with the Lyndhurst law firm Petronzio Schneier, Co LPA. Jennifer represents small businesses in employment law matters. Jennifer is a Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment law, and speaks on a regular basis to business and professional groups.
Susan Drucker, City of University Heights
Susan Drucker is the Economic Development Director for the City of University Heights. She has worked in government and public administration for over 20 years with a focus on business development and programs and process development and implementation. In addition to serving on several government boards, she is a member of the Advocacy Committee for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Brian Gleisser, City of Richmond Heights
Brian Gleisser is the Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Richmond Heights. He and his staff provide assistance to businesses and developers looking to locate in Richmond Heights, as well as providing support to those already doing business in Richmond Heights. Mr. Gleisser has extensive experience in economic and community development through his previous work with the Cleveland Planning Commission and University Circle Inc.
David Keller, Keller National
David Keller is the President of Keller National, a full service insurance brokerage focusing on auto, home, life, business Insurance as well as group benefits. David is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and currently serves on the alumni committee. In his free time, David runs adult learn to play hockey clinics and coaches with the youth hockey program, the Rock City Steel Kings.
Michael Love, City of South Euclid
Michael Love serves as the Economic Development Director for the City of South Euclid, having the primary responsibility of strengthening the city’s commercial corridors through actively attracting and retaining businesses. In addition, Michael serves as an advisory member of the city’s community development corporation, One South Euclid, and as the city’s representative to the First Suburbs Development Council. A South Euclid native, Michael enjoys the opportunity to have a positive impact on his hometown.
Lee Ann O'Brien, McGregor
Ms. O’Brien has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to the Assisted Living industry by Crain’s Cleveland Business, Cleveland Magazine, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer; while in addition to her many accomplishments, Lee Ann has been the recipient of the “Center for Operational Excellence” from National Healing Corporation; “Women of Achievement Award” from the Women’s City Club of Cleveland. Currently, Lee Ann serves as a Board Member for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Co-chairing their annual Rock the Foundation benefit, is a Board Member of the Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce and is the Chief Marketing Officer with The McGregor Foundation.
Maureen O'Hanlon, Hyatt Place Cleveland
Maureen O’Hanlon has been a leading customer liaison at Hyatt for 2 years, and has an strong focus on a low-effort experience for clients booking events with her. The more guests enjoy her events, the happier she is. Maureen lives on Cleveland’s east side and fills her days outside of work with friends and family, travel and volunteering.
Mayor Patrick Ward, City of Lyndhurst
Following over 30 years of civic involvement, including 22 years as Councilman, Patrick Ward was elected Mayor of the City of Lyndhurst in 2015. He and his wife Judy have lived in the City for 42 years where they raised their three children and where they enjoy their two grandchildren.
Anne Williams, City of Shaker Heights
Anne Williams was first elected to Shaker Heights City Council in 2013 and is now in her second term. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a master’s in Library Science from Rosary College in Chicago, and a J.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago. She has worked as a librarian, a litigator with an emphasis in employment law and a consultant in communications and political advocacy. A Chicago area native, Williams has lived in Shaker Heights and been active in the community for 25 years.
Nathan Wright, Mar-Lou Shoes
Nathan is the Assistant Store Manager for Mar-Lou shoes and has been with them for 10 years. Nathan serves on the HRCC Expo and Night at the Races committee and is very proud to be an board member. He likes spending time with his friends and just having fun with his life.