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The Center for Corporate and Professional Development's Advisory Board

Kent State's Center for Corporate and Professional Development Advisory Board demonstrates Excellence in Action by serving as a vital link between the Center for Corporate and Professional Development and the employers it serves. The Advisory Board members provide valuable input to the Center for Corporate and Professional Development professionals as the office enhances employee and organization performance for Northeast Ohio employers. The advisory board members:
  • Offer input regarding adult learners' educational needs and employees' skill gaps
  • Identify the best approaches to reach and market to adult learners and professionals
  • Introduce executive director and  client relationship managers to the community and organizational leaders
  • Serve as advocates for Kent State and the Center for Corporate and Professional Development throughout Northeast Ohio
  • Consider Kent State's Center for Corporate and Professional Development as a talent and organization development resource for their organization

 The Center for Corporate and Professional Development's Advisory Board Photo

Left to right:
Back Row - Kathy Parker, Ryan Smith, Michael Somody, Loretta Bowers, Bob Chess, Ashley Petrecca, Ken Turner, Jerry McDermott
Middle Row - Corianne Kocarek, Kelly Chickos, Amy Lane, Chris Nunes, Jamie Marks, Bob Patyk, Greg Farabee
Front Row (seated) - Tiffany Squires, Jennifer MacDowell, Todd Hamula

The 2014 Advisory Board Members are:

Chris Allen, Human Resources Manager, Vallourec Star
Loretta Bowers, Chief of Human Resources and Administration - Metroparks Serving Summit County
Robert Chess, Director, Human Resources - ACRT, Inc.
Kelly Chickos, Manager, Training and Development, STERIS Corporation
Tracey Cleveland, Human Resource Manager-Graphics and Reflective, Avery Dennison
Cecil Curlee, Vice President, Human Resources, Preformed Line Products
Kevin Doherty, Vice President, Human Resources, Carlisle Brake and Friction
Neil Everett, Vice President, Human Resources, Robinson Memorial Hospital
Michael Foster, Manager, Human Resources, L'Oreal USA
Edward Mahon,Vice President, Information Services and CIO, Kent State University
Jamie Marks, Senior Human Resource Generalist, National Interstate Insurance Company
Theresa Matrisciano, Vice President of Human Resources, Energy Focus, Inc.
Chris Nunes, Manager, Human Resources Development - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Kathy Parker, Director, Director, Human Resources, Snap-On Business Solutions
Bob Patyk, Manager of Recruiting & Development, BDI
Ashley Petrecca, Director of Human Resources, Pepperl + Fuchs, Inc.
Martine Scheuermann, Director, Human Resources, CSA America, Inc.
Ryan Smith, Director, Leadership Development - Cleveland Clinic
Michael Somody, Director of Operations and Customer Care, Virtual Hold Technology LLC
Tiffany Squires, Human Resource Manager, The Sherwin-Williams Company Breen Technology Center
Tiffany Streby, Director, Human Resources, The Step2 Company
Jennifer Stupica, Human Resources Manager, SSP Fittings Corp.
Ken Turner, Vice President, Operational Effectiveness, University Hospitals