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Board of Directors

The Board works at a high level to ensure the Chamber effectively serves as the voice for NEO LGBT business and their allies.
Michelle Tomallo
FIT Technologies, Chief People Officer | Co-founder
BOARD PRESIDENT, Plexus Chamber Michelle is Chief People Officer at FIT Technologies, a full service Managed IT Services firm headquartered in d...
John Garofalo
Akron Community Foundation, Vice President, Community Investment
BOARD PRESIDENT, Plexus Education Foundation    John has served in his role at Akron Community Foundation since August, 2011. He is responsible...
Isaac Báez
Isaac Baez , Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator
Isaac is the Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator for Stark MAHR. His responsibilities are centered on the improvement of Cultural and Linguistic C...
Isaac Bendele
Media Strategist
Isaac has a diverse background in paid media strategy while communicating for regional and national brands. With expertise in preserving brand in...
Alex Cruz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty, Agent
Alex brings extensive experience in management and business operations to the Plexus Board of Directors. Originally from South Florida he has bee...
Raland Hatchett
RH Professional, President
Raland is the Executive Director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina, and Stark counties. In this position, Hatchett leads a team of ...
Stephanie Hronek
Fairmount Insurance Services, Owner
As the sole owner of Fairmount Insurance, Stephanie brings small business management to the Plexus Board. Additionally, in 2019, she established Ch...
Shanelle Johnson
JumpStart Inc., Deal Flow Associate
Shanelle Johnson serves as the onboarding resource for applicants seeking services from JumpStart and its network of partners. Her role involves ...
Steven Licciardi
Morgan Stanley - Steven M Licciardi, Senior Portfolio Manager
Steve is a Vice President, Portfolio Management Director and co-founder of The 200 Public Square Group at Morgan Stanley.  With more than 30 years ...
Joe Matuszewski
Ernst & Young LLP, Partner
Joe is a partner with Ernst & Young LLP, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. A Certified Public Accountant in the...
Luz Pellot
Xerox, Software Analyst
Luz is a skilled software consultant with Xerox Corporation for more than 20 years where she currently holds the position of Business Systems Ana...
Erica Pelz
Kent State University - Erica Pelz, Facilities Mechanical Systems Specialist for Laboratories
Erica has 17 years of facilities experience at Kent State University and seven years of multifamily housing management and maintenance prior.She al...
David de Bardelaben-Phillips
Energetic Awakenings, President
David is the President of Energetic Awakenings which is a certified LGBT owned business. This coaching and consulting firm that focuses on personal...
David Rabinsky
Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, Director of Social Catering
David is the Director of Social Catering at The Ritz-Carlton. His responsibilities include booking all social and non-profit events for all event s...
Jacki Schaffer
Jacki Insurance Girl, Insurance Agent
Hello Friend.  I’m Jacki, The Insurance Girl and I’m looking forward to meeting you and answering your questions about insurance. I have been an ...
Elaine Schleiffer
Elaine is a consultant for small businesses and small nonprofits focused on development, marketing, and organic community connection. She currently...
Brian Schultz
Candid, Manager of the Funding Information Network
Brian manages a network of over 400 libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that can be found across the U.S. and ar...