If you are interested in joining our Governance Board or Associate Board, please contact Alison Black, Executive Director, at ablack@americascorescleveland.org.

Our Board Chair

Christian was elected Chair of the Board of Directors in August 2022. He is a Senior Deputy General Auditor within KeyCorp’s Risk Review Group, providing leadership of KeyCorp’s Technology, Cyber Security, Operations, and Enterprise Risk Management audit teams.  Prior to joining KeyCorp, Christian served as Director of Internal Audit at both AmTrust Bank and First Place Bank.  Christian began his career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent six years in the firm’s Cleveland office.

Christian is an active member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and a member of KeyCorp’s Executive Council.  He is a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking/Wharton Leadership program, and earned both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration from John Carroll University in University Heights, OH.  He is a CPA and holds his Certification in the Governance of Enterprise IT (GGEIT).

Governance Board

Christian TrudellBoard Chair
Senior Vice President, KeyCorp

Jeff Boehling, Treasurer
Valvoline Global Operations

Vincent Bell, CPA
Assurance Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Kevin Fentner
Director, Internal Audit, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Meredith Holt
VP of Health Systems, AmerisourceBergen

Lyle Leavitt 
Senior VP, Reporting & Analytics Manager, Flagstar Bank

Mairghread Mukeredzi, CPA
Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Mason Oatey
Director, Digital Marketing, Oatey Company

Kimberly Prince
Director, People Services, Medical Mutual

Rita Rochford
Financial Markets Associate, Jones Day

Andrew Vento
Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions, Avient Corporation

Laura Mimura, Vice Chair
Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs, KeyBank

Michele Sanchez, Secretary
Principal, Buhrer Dual Language Academy

Patrick Clunk
Attorney, Tucker-Ellis LLP

David Gedeon
Sr. Manager International Tax, Eaton Corporation

Jason Lansdale
Manager, Business Devt. & Strategic Partnership Alignment, University Hospitals
Principal, Offside Marketing

Kuda Maposa
Sub-Region Product Management Leader, Progressive Insurance

Jordan Masters
I.T. Audit Manager, Progressive Insurance

Brandon Patton
Assistant Vice President, Health Solutions, Aon

Joseph Reines
Vice President – Portfolio Management, Renewable Energy Finance
The Huntington National Bank

Scott Snider
President, Exit Planning Institute

Adam Zelwin
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Advisory Board

Gerard Banez, PhD
Program Director, Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program, The Cleveland Clinic

Ruth Coffey
VP, Human Resources, Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group

Brad Kostka
President, Roop & Co.

Steve Friedman
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Thomas Ostrowski
Attorney, Tucker Ellis LLP

Brian Slife
Resident Managing Director, Aon Risk Solutions

Brett Schumacher
Director, KPMG

Rita Tersigni-Grabowski

Associate Board

Vinnie Pierro, Co-chair
Senior Manager, Risk Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

Kerry Barrett, Co-chair
Associate General Counsel, Cleveland Cavaliers

Brittany Belko
Events Manager, WTWH Media

Catherine Bous
Lead Consultant, Sangfroid Strategy

Kelly Dunleavy
Registered Nurse, Cleveland Clinic

John Grebenc
Senior Account Manager, QIAGEN

Alysia Kaplan
Director of Marketing, GenomOncology

Kaitlin Kline
Associate, Busines & Tort Litigation, Jones Day

Paige Koerper-Wysocki
Director of Marketing, Exit Planning Institute

Sean O’Brien
Database & Grants Specialist, Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Connor Schraff
Data Analyst, Progressive Insurance

Christopher Smith
Quality Consultant, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials

Nick Vento
Commercial & Probate Litigator,

Grant Zehnder
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist, AstraZeneca