Meet our Board Chair: Lyle Leavitt

Lyle, Senior Vice President, Reporting and Analytics Manager at New York Community Bank was elected Chair of the Board of Directors in August of 2018 and has served on the Board of Directors since December of 2013.  Lyle has worked at Ohio Savings/NYCB for 14 years and holds a B.A. in Theology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  While taking a lunchtime walk around downtown in 2011, Lyle came across a window display advertising for America SCORES Cleveland.  After a quick call to the SCORES office,  Lyle volunteered as a referee for a few events and then eventually entered Ohio Savings/NYCB into the SCORES Cup tournament in the spring of 2012.  Even though they didn’t win a game that first tournament, NYCB/Ohio Savings has played every year since.

Growing up playing sports, soccer specifically, was a key component for Lyle learning determination, discipline, and teamwork.  Lyle has always had a passion for making those resources and opportunities available for all kids.  And while the initial draw to America SCORES Cleveland was soccer, after attending his first Poetry Slam in 2013, Lyle realized that SCORES does more than just promote soccer and physical activity – the energy the students bring to their poetry provides a positive outlet for their voices to be heard.

Lyle Leavitt , Board Chair
Senior VP, Reporting & Analytics Manager, New York Community/Ohio Savings Bank

Meredith HoltVice Chair
VP of IDN Partnerships, Health Systems and Specialty Services

Jeff Boehling, Treasurer
Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young

Michele Sanchez, Secretary
Principal, Buhrer Dual Language Academy

Gordon Bell, CPA, CISA
President, Employee Services LLC

Vincent Bell, CPA
Assurance Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Steve Friedman
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs LLP

David Gedeon
Sr. Manager International Tax, Eaton Corporation

Jason Lansdale
Supervisor, Provider Value Network, West Region, University Hospitals
Principal, Offside Marketing

Kuda Maposa
Sub-Region Product Management Leader, Progressive Insurance

Laura Mimura
Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs, KeyBank

Mairghread Mukeredzi, CPA
VP, Corporate Tax, KeyBank

Mason Oatey
Director, Digital Marketing, Oatey Company

Amanda O’Neil
Communications Manager, CrossCountry Mortgage

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

Brett Schumacher
Director, Finance Transformation, KPMG, LLC

Scott Snider
President, Exit Planning Institute

Christian Trudell
Senior Vice President, KeyCorp

Adam Zelwin
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Advisory Board

Gerard Banez, PhD
Program Director, Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program & Director, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology, The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital

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

Brad Kostka
President, Roop & Co.

Mario Mancini
Associate Director of Operations International Trade & Customs, KPMG LLP

Thomas Ostrowski
Attorney, Tucker Ellis LLP

Brian Slife
Resident Managing Director, Aon Risk Solutions

Rita Tersigni Grabowski
CPA

Associate Board

Andrew Vento – Co-Chair
Manager, Merger & Acquisition, Avient Corporation

Brandon Patton – Co-Chair
Account Specialist, Aon Risk Solutions

Josh Anderson
Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group

Nick Butcha
Associate, Jones Day

Andrew Coccia
Teacher, Buckeye Elementary School

Kevin Fentner
Corporate IT Audit Supervisor, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Scott Hong
Branch Manager, NEXA Mortage – Sixth City Group

Jordan Masters
IT Audit Manager, Controls & Analysis, Progressive Insurance

Vinnie Pierro
Senior Manager, Risky Advisory Services
Grant Thornton

Robby Perry
Audit Manager, KPMG LLP

Rita Rochford
Associate, Jones Day

Maria Varonis
Brand Coordinator, Good Place Holdings

Gonzalo Villafan
Medical Assistant, Cleveland Clinic

*For more information on the Associate Board please contact Alison Black, ablack@americascorescleveland.org.

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

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