Meet E!C's New Board Members

We are excited to announce and introduce Engage! Cleveland’s four new board members, K. Michael Benz, Amanda Mockbee, Peter Poznako and Neal Restivo! MichaelMichael Benz Executive Advisor at Ciuni & Panichi, Inc.

Michael Benz, Executive Advisor at Ciuni & Panichi. Inc., provides strategic planning and business development expertise to the client service menu and the firm’s leadership team. In addition to his work at Ciuni & Panichi, Inc., he serves as Fifth Third Bank Affiliate Director, Northeastern Ohio, Chief Wireless Officer Executive Advisor, and ReCreation Partners, LLC, Vice Chairman. Michael also chairs the South Pointe Hospital Board of Directors – a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, serves on the Leadership Center Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and the Ingenuity Fest Board of Directors.


Amanda Mockbee | Assistant Vice President of Private Banking at Dollar Bank, FSB

Amanda A. Mockbee is an Assistant Vice President of Private Banking for Dollar Bank, FSB. She actively works with financial advisors, investment managers, and insurance agents to provide a high level of service to each Private Banking client. Amanda serves on the Board of Trustees at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society where she serves on the Light the Night committee, the Executive committee and as Chair of the Board Development Committee. Additionally, she served as the Programs Co-Chair of Engage! Cleveland’s CLE YP Week committee in 2016 and is the co-founder of the Financially Focused Young Professionals.

PoznakoPeter Poznako Internal Control Testing Manager, Loan Services at KeyBank, National Association

Peter Poznako currently leads the Internal Control Testing team within KeyBank’s Loan Services Department. As part of Internal Control, he provides guidance on risk and control identification, as well as develops and monitors the execution of control testing for Loan Services. In addition, Peter is the Program Coordinator and a board member for Key’s Young Professional Business Impact and Networking Group. In this role, he helps lead the Keys to College Success Program at the MC2STEM High School. Peter also served on the Engage! Cleveland CLE YP Week Programs Committee in 2016.


Neal R. Restivo Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Oatey Co.

Neal R. Restivo is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer and distributor or plumbing products. He leads the company’s finance, treasury, information technology, risk management, legal and compliance functions and is a member of the executive leadership team responsible for strategic planning and oversight. Neal also serves as the Executive Sponsor of Oatey’s Emerging Professionals Group. Neal is a member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland and the Achievement Centers for Children.


We also want to thank our outgoing Board Members, Andrew Bennett, Evan Ishida and Elie Weiss for their contributions to Engage! Cleveland. We greatly appreciate their time with the organization and we wish them the best of luck with their new endeavors.