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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.
David Rabinsky
Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, Director of Social Catering
BOARD PRESIDENT, Plexus Chamber of Commerce David is the Director of Social Catering at The Ritz-Carlton. His responsibilities include booking all ...
Brian Schultz
Candid - Brian Schultz, Director of Partnerships
BOARD PRESIDENT, Plexus Education Foundation Brian manages a network of over 400 libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource cen...
Isaac Báez
Isaac Baez , Manager, Primary Prevention and At-Risk Populations
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 - Alex Cruz, REALTOR®
Alex brings extensive experience in management and business operations to the Plexus Board of Directors. Originally from South Florida he has bee...
John Garofalo
Akron Community Foundation, Vice President, Community Investment
John has served in his role at Akron Community Foundation since August, 2011. He is responsible for managing the foundation's grant distribution ...
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
Steven M. Licciardi/Morgan Stanley, Financial Advisor/Portfolio Management Director
Steve is a Vice President, Portfolio Management Director and co-founder of The 200 Public Square Group at Morgan Stanley, a highly skilled advisory...
Joe Matuszewski
Ernst & Young LLP, Partner | Employee Resource Group Leader
Joe is a partner with Ernst & Young LLP, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. A Certified Public Accountant in the...
Christopher Panek
Eaton Corporation - Christopher Panek, Tax Counsel & Director, Transfer Pricing Controversy
Chris Panek claims Cleveland as his adopted hometown, and he is a proud Case Western Reserve alum.  He began his career as a CPA with Deloitte, and...
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...
Jaclyn Schaffer
Bay Shore Insurance, Insurance Agent
I’m Jacki the Insurance girl!I’m a producer at an all-woman agency in Westlake called Bay Shore Insurance and I’ve been helping people with their...
Michelle Tomallo
FIT Technologies, Chief People Officer | Co-founder
Michelle is Chief People Officer at FIT Technologies, a full service Managed IT Services firm headquartered in downtown Cleveland. FIT was certif...