Meet E!C's Board of Directors: SueAnn Naso

SueAnn Naso HeadshotName: SueAnn Naso Current company and position:  Staffing Solutions Enterprises, President

Education/ background:  BS in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from Bowling Green State University.

How long have you lived in Cleveland? I have lived in Cleveland most of my life other than a brief time of 3.5 years in southern California.  It was a good experience for me to move away and live somewhere else for a short period of time.  It has really helped me to appreciate all that we have here in Cleveland.

Why did you choose to be on the E!C board of directors?  I really believe in the E! C mission.  For Cleveland to be successful and grow we have to do a better job of attracting, retaining and engaging young people into our businesses and our community in general.

What is your top tip for young professionals in Cleveland? Get involved and realize the value of networking, both with your peers and with other experienced people in your profession.  There are so many young professional organizations, non-profits, and industry organizations located here that can help you meet people, learn and grow in your profession, and help you to give back to the community.  I have personally met some of my best friends and colleagues through getting involved in the community we live in.

What is your favorite thing about Cleveland?  Wow, there are so many things I love about Cleveland it’s hard to pick.  But a few that top my list of special places are Little Italy for a nice lunch and great bakery goods, the Westside Market, the Zoo, and all the great things our Metro-parks have to offer.

What would you most like to see change/improve in Cleveland?  I think we have started to make progress drawing people downtown with places like East 4thStreet, the new Aloft Hotel, and restaurants in the Flats, but we need to make sure that momentum continues.  We need to make sure people feel safe coming downtown as well as living downtown and continue to grow downtown housing.