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 2019-2020 Fiscal Year:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brian Anderson, City of Cleveland Heights
City of Cleveland Heights Rep
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
Home Based Business Meet Up Chair
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
City of University Heights Rep
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.
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 Gleisser, City of Richmond Heights
City of Richmond Heights Rep
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.
Alana Hill - Dollar Bank
Alana is the branch manager for Dollar Bank’s Richmond Heights office. She has been with the company for 4 years. She has a background in retail sales as well as finance. Her duties include ensuring smooth operational integrity of the branch and building relationships with retail and business customers. She manages a staff of five.
Alana is a married mother of two and a homeowner in Euclid. She is an alumna of Euclid Senior High School and Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies with minors in Japanese and Russian. A lifelong lover of languages and culture, she also studied Spanish, French and German.
Alana is a practicing Episcopalian and parishioner at Church of the Good Shepherd Lyndhurst. She active with the youth group, outreach committee and hand bell choir. She has been member of the vestry and served as the senior warden.
Michael Love, City of South Euclid
City of South Euclid Rep
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.
Laurie Marotta, Heights Libraries
Laurie is the Human Resources Manager for the CH-UH Public Library. She has been supporting business for over 15 years in the capacity of a Human Resources professional. She has worked in a wide array of industries such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and local government. She has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, in Management and Labor Relations, from Cleveland State University. She has received the SPHR certification from the Society of Human Resources Management.
Lou Radivoyevitch, RAD Graphics
Lou and his wife, Liz, are co-owners of RAD Graphics, Inc, a visual communication firm that helps small to mid-size business get their brand to stand above the clutter. Lou is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. Lou served on the Cleveland Heights Master Plan Steering Committee and spent both his childhood and adult life in Cleveland Heights. If you don’t see him walking around the Heights, odds are good he is scribbling wine notes for the The WineBuzz magazine.
Kevin Smalley, FirstEnergy
Kevin Smalley is a Region External Affairs Consultant for FirstEnergy and an Officer in the Ohio Air National Guard. In this role, Kevin works hand in hand with numerous municipalities that include Lyndhurst, South Euclid, Richmond Heights, and University Heights. He enjoys traveling, playing ice hockey, golfing and spending time with his family.
Mayor Patrick Ward, City of Lyndhurst
City of Lyndhurst Rep
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
City of Shaker Heights Rep
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.