Aerozone Alliance Board and Staff


Mary J. Schmidt  Director of Business Engagement


Sonia A. Karkare  Director, Aerozone Alliance STEM Talent Pipeline

Ryan Wojtowicz  Aerozone Aerospace and Aviation Industry Analyst

Governance Board

Industry Leaders

Dr. Kul Bhasin  CEO and President, Comsat Architects

Suzanne Broadbent  Commercial Real Estate Director of Sales and Marketing, Weston, Inc

Dr. Carlos Grodsinsky  Chief Operating Officer and Sr. Vice President of Technology, Zin Technologies Inc.

Michele Kiernan  Senior Development Manager, Industrial Reality Group

Joseph M. Shafran  Chairman and CEO, TechPark

Howard Thompson  Vice President of Business Development, EHM Advisors

Cliff Wood  President, Prairie Wind Group

Elected Official Advisory Committee Representatives

Mayor Edward Orcutt  City of Brook Park

Mayor Nicole Dailey Jones  City of North Olmsted


Bethia Burke  President, The Fund for Our Economic Future

William R. Seelbach  Senior Advisor, The Riverside Company

Public and Nonprofit Partners
(Venture, Economic, Infrastructure and Community Development)

Mary Cierebiej  Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

Dennis D. Kramer, P.E.  Chief of Planning & Engineering, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

William Koehler  Chief Executive Officer, TeamNEO

Ray Leach  Chief Executive Officer, JumpStart Inc.

Dr. John M. Sankovic  President and CEO, Ohio Aerospace Institute

Elected Official Advisory Committee

Mayor Edward Orcutt  City of Brook Park

Mayor Cyril M. Kleem  City of Berea

Chief Strategy Officer Bradford Davy  City of Cleveland

Mayor Patrick J. Cooney  City of Fairview Park

Mayor Pamela Bobst  City of Rocky River

Mayor Matthew Castelli  City of Middleburg Heights

Mayor Nicole Dailey Jones  City of North Olmsted

Mayor Thomas Perciak  City of Strongsville

Council Member Dale Miller  Cuyahoga County

Council Member Charles Slife  City of Cleveland Council, Ward 17