ACG Cleveland Announces Officers and Directors for 2020-2021


On June 16, 2020, ACG Cleveland announced the election of officers and directors for the 2020-21 term.

Executive Officers

  • President - Thomas Welsh, Calfee
  • President-Elect - Cheryl Strom, The Riverside Company
  • Innovation Executive Chair - Tricia Balser, CIBC
  • Annual Events Executive Chair - Jonathan Ives, SCG Partners
  • Programming Executive Chair - Thomas Libeg, Grant Thornton
  • Brand Executive Chair - Matthew Roberts, Copper Run Capital
  • Governance Executive Chair - Charles Aquino, Citizens
  • Treasurer - Mark Heinrich, Plante & Moran
  • Secretary - M. Joan McCarthy, MJM Services
  • Immediate Past President - John Grabner, Hylant Group 

Board of Directors

  • John Allotta, BakerHostetler
  • Mark Brandt, Pease & Associates
  • J.R. Doolos, KeryBanc Capital Markets
  • Terrence Doyle, Calfee
  • Michael Ferkovic, BDO
  • Bryan Fialkowski, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Jeffrey Fickes, Vorys
  • Beth Haas, Cyprium Investment Partners
  • Margaret Jordan, Sikich
  • Matt Kolman, Deloitte
  • John Kramer, RPM Interational
  • Mindy Marsden, Bober Markey Fedorovich
  • Thorne Matteson, PwC
  • Martin McCormick, FNB Mezzanine Finance
  • Jay Moroscak, Aon
  • Katie Noggle, Align Capital Partners
  • Wes Perry, ADP
  • Jim Rice, Ernst & Young
  • Bob Ross, Benesch
  • Jeff Schwab, Oswald Companies
  • Dale Vernon, AB Bernstein
  • William Watkins, Harris Williams
  • Michael Yee, Deloitte

ACG Cleveland would like to thank everyone who served in 2019-20 and is excited about the upcoming year and the dynamic individuals who will serve in 2020-21.

About the Association for Corporate Growth

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth has chapters worldwide representing 14,500 members. ACG serves 90,000 investors, executives, lenders, and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG's mission is to drive middle-market growth. For more information about ACG, please visit

About ACG Cleveland

ACG Cleveland, founded in 1981, consists of over 500 members throughout the Northeast Ohio region who engage in middle-market M&A activity, as well as broader corporate finance. For more information, visit