Meet the Board Members
Brian Padden, Chair
Vice President, Sales – Diversified Brands
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Brian Padden joined the UCP Board in 2013 after learning about the agency’s services and focus on under-served children and young adults here in Northeast Ohio. Brian works for Sherwin Williams at their headquarters here in Cleveland and has had various management positions during his tenure. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Sales, leading the Retail National Accounts team. Brian received a BS from Canisius College and an MBA from John Carroll University. Brian’s wife, Debra, works with special needs children, so UCP is near and dear to her heart as well. On weekends you can find Brian hitting tennis balls with his family in Westlake where his son Sean plays for the high school team.
Julie Jackson, Vice Chair
Director of Rehabilitation Business Unit
Julie Jackson joined the UCP Board in 2014. Julie is the Director of Rehab Channel Marketing at Invacare Corporation. Julie has worked for Invacare for 12 years and has worked on the Mobility & Seating product portfolio developing new power and manual wheelchairs. Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree from Baldwin-Wallace University and an MBA from Cleveland State University. Julie is married and has 3 children, residing in Avon, OH.
Stacey Johnson, Treasurer
Stacey Johnson attended Kent State University and began her banking career in 1993. Stacey holds a Life and Health Insurance license. Stacey is a lifelong resident of Independence, Ohio. She resides there with her husband and her two children.
Lee M. Stacey, Secretary
President & CEO
Lee is the President & CEO of McGowan Insurance, a specialty commercial insurance brokerage firm in Fairview Park, Ohio. He is responsible for the overall performance and results of the firm with a staff of 25 and clients in the non-profit, amusement, manufacturing, and service sectors. Lee holds the Certified Insurance Counselor, Certified Risk Manager, and Certified Workers' Compensation Professional designations. Lee has a BBA from Grand Valley State University and an MBA in finance from the University of Detroit. Lee and his wife Nicole live in Bay Village and they have two teenagers.