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Issue: January/February 2011
Power 100: Cuyahoga County
The Top 25
David Abbott, executive director, The George Gund Foundation
Monte Ahuja, chairman, University Hospitals NEW
The Power 100 List
Greater Akron, Cuyahoga County, Lake County, Lorain County, Mahoning Valley
#1 Sandy Cutler,
Chairman and CEO,
#3 Christopher Connor,
Chairman and CEO,
The Sherwin-Williams Co.
Tale of Two Cities
#4 Dan Gilbert,
Majority owner, Cleveland Cavaliers; chairman, Quicken Loans Inc.; principal, Rock Gaming
#6 Anthony Alexander,
President and CEO, FirstEnergy Corp.
In Good Health
#8 Thomas Zenty,
CEO, University Hospitals
#13 Beth Mooney,
President, COO, and incoming chairman and CEO, KeyCorp
County Executive Ed FitzGerald talks economic development
Women on Power
Five women on our list provide their views
Good Years, Bad Years
Tracking ups and downs
How November's winds blew in change
2010 honorees who didn't
make the list
He didn’t just give UH $30 million to build the Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood; Ahuja is also a good thinker and strategizer who has ably helped Tom Zenty lead the hospital system.
Rebecca Bagley, president and CEO, Nortech
Ronald Berkman, president, Cleveland State University NEW
Cleveland State’s collaborations, from the Campus International School to Berkman’s quest to bring a medical school program to CSU, make Berkman a player and the school a potential economic growth engine.
April Miller Boise, Cleveland office partner-in-charge, Thompson Hine
Rick Chiricosta, president and CEO, Medical Mutual of Ohio NEW
Thrust into leadership after the untimely death of predecessor Kent Clapp, Chiricosta has provided stability and financial discipline and prepared his company for the uncertainties of health care reform.
William Christopher, president, Alcoa Engineered Products & Solutions; chairman, Greater Cleveland Partnership NEW
Christopher has increased Alcoa’s operations in Cleveland and jumped into the Partnership’s efforts to improve the Cleveland schools and secure Hopkins Airport’s hub status after the Continental-United merger.
Paul Clark, regional president for Northern Ohio, PNC
Lonnie Coleman, president and CEO, Coleman Spohn Corp.
The chair of Team NEO’s minority business attraction committee, Coleman is a statesman in the African-American business community and his industry nationwide: He recently finished a term as president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.
Christopher Connor, chairman and CEO, The Sherwin-Williams Co.
Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, president and CEO, Cleveland Clinic
Edward Crawford, chairman and CEO, Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.
Alexander “Sandy” Cutler, chairman and CEO, Eaton Corp.
Terry C.Z. Egger, president and publisher,
The Plain Dealer
Art Falco, president and CEO, PlayhouseSquare Foundation
Umberto Fedeli, chairman and CEO, The Fedeli Group
Ed FitzGerald, Cuyahoga County executive NEW
William Friedman, president and CEO, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority NEW
In the wake of his predecessor’s sinking, Friedman is steering the port on a more prudent course: redevelopment of port land north of Cleveland Browns Stadium, a partnership with the offshore wind turbine effort and a realistic plan to attract container shipping.
Marcia Fudge, U.S. Representative
Lyle Ganske, Cleveland office partner-in-charge, Jones Day
Dan Gilbert, majority owner, Cleveland Cavaliers; chairman, Quicken Loans Inc.; principal, Rock Gaming
David Gilbert, president and CEO, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission; CEO, Positively Cleveland
Brian Hall, CEO and chairman, Innogistics
Frank Jackson, mayor, Cleveland
Ray Leach, CEO, JumpStart Inc.
Randell McShepard, vice president of public affairs, RPM International Inc. NEW
With equal credibility in the business community and black political circles, McShepard is widely trusted and respected for his ideas, including those from his think tank, PolicyBridge.
Henry Meyer, chairman and CEO, KeyCorp
Sam Miller, co-chairman and treasurer, Forest City Enterprises Inc.
Don Misheff, managing partner, Ernst & Young
A. Malachi Mixon III, chairman, Invacare; chairman, Cleveland Clinic
Beth Mooney, COO, president and incoming chairman and CEO, KeyCorp
Fred Nance, partner, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, Cleveland; general counsel, Cleveland Browns
Michael Petras Jr., president and CEO, GE Lighting NEW
It’s not just that Petras oversees 17,000 employees worldwide. His strong objections helped change the debate over Mayor Jackson’s proposed LED lighting deal.
Sandra Pianalto, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Richard Pogue, senior advisor, Jones Day
Albert Ratner, co-chairman, Forest City Enterprises Inc.
Charles Ratner, president and CEO, Forest City Enterprises Inc.
Ronn Richard, president and CEO, The Cleveland Foundation
Joseph Roman, president and CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership
Chris Ronayne, president, University Circle Inc.
Ann Rowland, assistant U.S. attorney NEW
Rowland’s work as the lead prosecutor in the Cuyahoga County corruption investigation caused a government to fall.
Baiju Shah, president and CEO, BioEnterprise
Bob Smith, president and CEO, Spero-Smith Investment Advisers NEW
He’s got Mayor Jackson’s ear. He’s the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s go-to guy when small businesses need representation. And as vice chair of the port authority, he led the search for the new CEO after playing a key role in Adam Wasserman’s departure.
Barbara Snyder, president, Case Western Reserve University
Terry Stewart, president and CEO, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum NEW
He turned around our marquee tourist attraction after some rough years. He’s recruited an impressive board. He’s a popular figure in town. It’s hard to imagine the person who wouldn’t return his call.
Michael Symon, owner and chef, Lola and Lolita NEW
Thanks to Symon’s Iron Chef fame, there’s national buzz around Cleveland’s restaurant scene, which could prove to change our image in the 2010s as much as LeBron in the 2000s and the Rock Hall in the 1990s.
Jerry Sue Thornton, president, Cuyahoga Community College
Nina Turner, Ohio state senator
Thomas Waltermire, CEO, Team NEO
Don Washkewicz, chairman, president and CEO, Parker Hannifin Corp.
Brad Whitehead, president, Fund for Our Economic Future
Thomas Zenty III, CEO, University Hospitals
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