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

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
Committee Member

Brett Jones

Evergreen Business Services
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Larissa Rozycki

Harris Williams
Committee Member

Caleb Hsieh

Lafayette Square
Committee Member

Tricia Balser

CIBC
Committee Member

Beth Haas

Cyprium Partners