Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, Cleveland Chapter

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative is to:

  • Embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as drivers of member satisfaction as well as organizational innovation, value, and growth,
  • Serve as a DEI thought leader, advocate, and resource for members while tapping into the worldwide collective DEI knowledge and experience of ACG Cleveland members and partners,
  • Recommend, and help execute on, programs, services, research, approaches, and strategies that will help ACG Cleveland better leverage DEI as a competitive advantage, develop pipelines of leaders and future members, and lead the middle market M&A profession of the future.
Committee Chair

Michael Ferkovic

BDO USA LLP
Committee Member

Tricia Balser

CIBC
Committee Member

Beth Haas

Cyprium Investment Partners LLC
Committee Member

Joseph Hatina

Jones Day
Committee Member

Matthew Roberts

Copper Run
Committee Member

Robert Ross

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Committee Member

Cheryl Strom

The Riverside Company
Committee Member

Dale Vernon

Bernstein
Committee Member

Thomas Welsh

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP