Meet the Board Members

All UCP Board of Directors members can be reached at (216) 791-8363, ext. 1227 or info@ucpcleveland.org.
 

Board Officers


Michael Obi, Chair

CEO

Spectrum Global Solutions

Michael Obi is the President of UBIZ Venture Capital, a minority led access to capital firm for small business ventures in the Greater Cleveland market and CEO of Spectrum Global Holdings, an economic development strategy firm. He also serves as EVP, Economic Development at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. Michael’s mission includes helping economic development organizations develop robust and inclusive entrepreneur initiatives to accelerate the growth of businesses and job creation in communities. In following with his passion that minorities should be more involved in entrepreneurship and job creation, Michael led the effort to establish the Entrepreneurship Center at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland in 2004. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and M.B.A. in Finance from the University of North Florida’s Coggin School of Business in Jacksonville, Florida. He has held executive leadership positions with various banks and has spent a total of 17 years in the banking and financial services industry with in-depth expertise in accounting and finance, corporate banking, small business and retail banking, an unusual and unique combination for most bankers. Michael is active in the community where he serves on many economic development and human services boards.



Christopher Rininger, Vice Chair/Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer

Cleveland Construction



Jacqueline L. Dalton, 2nd Vice Chair

Assistant Vice President – Compliance

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland



David Pamer, Secretary

CEO

Elk Home



Michael Maraldo, Immediate Past Chair

Vice President of Independent and Non-Banner Retailing

Giant Eagle, Inc.


Members


Ron Barber, Emeritus

President

RG Barber Consultants, CPA's



Joe Brady

President

Brady Partners



Michael Coyne

VP Commercial Lending

First National Bank



Marianne Crosley

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Cleveland Leadership Center



Bryan H. Falk

Partner

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP



Christopher G. Furey, MD

Associate Professor & Orthopaedic Director, Chief Surgeon

The Spine Institute of University Hospitals



Frank Gagliardi

Client Advisor

Bernstein Private Wealth Management



Tinisyha Holmes

Registered Nurse

Cleveland Clinic



Shaun Hughes

Senior Recruiter

Progressive Insurance



Nathan Hui

Senior Vice President, Medicare Advantage

Medical Mutual



Julie Jackson

Senior Director of Marketing

STERIS Endoscopy



Tom Jenkins

Director, Global Services

Hyland Software, Inc.



Angela Jiang

Director, Cyber, Risk and Reg

PwC



Wakita Johnson

Chief Operating Officer, Ohio Medicaid (Regional Vice President)

Humana Healthy Horizons in Ohio



Charles H. Joseph, III.

Parent of UCP Client/Retired



Scott Kelly

Attorney

SJK LAW LLC



Joe Kwasny

Managing Director / SVP

Huntington Bank



John Manning

Director

Soar High Together



James Marra

Director of Business Development

Blue Point Capital Partners



Michael S. McMahon, Emeritus

Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

KeyBanc Capital Markets



Joe Mentrek

Partner/Chair: Estate and Succession Planning and Administration

Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP



Mike O’Brien

Retired



John K. Pudelski

Global Technology Manager – Industrial Products

The Lubrizol Corporation



Pat Rios

Executive Director, Buildings + Design

Cleveland Clinic



Chelsea Smith

Legal Counsel – Litigation/Global Operations & Technology

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company



Ryan Sowers

Development Officer, Corporate Relations

University Hospitals



Becky Truelson

Partner

Ernst & Young LLP



Maribeth Weber

Executive Director

JPMorgan Chase Bank



Lance Wilson

Engineering Manager

Aero Fluid Products



Michael Woloszyn

VP & CFO

Oatey Company