Engage! Cleveland Announces New Staff and Board of Director Members

CLEVELAND, Ohio – July 20, 2017 – Engage Cleveland, a nonprofit organization focused on attracting, engaging and retaining young, diverse talent to Greater Cleveland, has announced the addition of several new Board members and a new marketing, events & development manager.

New Board members include:

  •   Dr. Robert Eckardt, retired, formerly Executive Vice President, Cleveland Foundation

  •   Steve Gleydura, Editor, Cleveland Magazine

  •   Amy Martin, Senior Partner, Marketing, JumpStart Inc.

  •   Ted Tywang, Director, Legal Affairs, Cleveland Browns

    “Engage Cleveland is excited to add these four outstanding professionals to our Board ofDirectors,” said Engage Cleveland President Ashley Basile Oeken. “Their professional expertise,passion for the community and dedication to advancing young professionals is an invaluableasset to our organization. We’re proud to welcome them to the EC team.”

    Engage Cleveland would also like to recognize the Board members whose terms ended in June 2017:

  •   Kim Pesses, Carnegie Companies, Inc.

  •   Julie Hill, PNC Bank

  •   Adrienne Sabo, Prodigal Company

    Additionally, Engage Cleveland announced Katelyn Gainer as the organization’s full-time marketing, events & development manager. Prior to joining Engage Cleveland, Katelyn worked with various non-profit organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum and the Artists Archives. Katelyn has also worked as a wedding and event planner for a local, eco-friendly event planning company. Katelyn graduated with Bachelor’s degree inCommunication Studies from Kent State University.

    About Engage! Cleveland

    Engage Cleveland (EC) is a nonprofit organization aimed at attracting, engaging and retaining young, diverse talent to Greater Cleveland by connecting young professionals, young


Katelyn is heavily involved in the Northeast Ohio community, and was previously involved with a

number of young professional committees including Young Professionals of Akron, ArtCetera, Connect2Akron and is a member of Torchbearer's Class of 2016.

“I’m thrilled to join EC and help connect local young professions to everything that this incredible city has to offer,” said Katelyn.

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professional organizations, employers, nonprofits and higher education institutions. EC serves asa catalyst for Cleveland’s young professional community and brings awareness of the YP community. EC is a hub for all things young professional happening in the community. You can find out more at www.engagecleveland.com.