Past President, Dan Zawadzki
President, Alin Catrina, Dollar Bank
Claudia Motiu, Cuyahoga Community College
Ms. Motiu was born in Romania and immigrated to Cleveland, OH with her family. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Cleveland State University. She has worked in three industries (Industrial Distribution, Hospitality and Education) and has held HR (Recruiter) and other leadership positions. She has been with Cuyahoga Community College for the last 15 years. She is Manager of Adjunct Services and oversees the services provided to over 500+ adjunct faculty at the Western Campus and Brunswick University Center location. She has lived in Middleburg Hts. for 25+ years and enjoys all that the city has to offer–Metroparks, gourmet grocery store (Heinen’s), proximity to interstate I-71, affordable cost of living and much more!!!
Treasurer, Timothy Cooper, CPA
Certified by the Ohio Accountnacy Board in June 1995.
Maintained my CPA status since being certified in 1995 by meeting all continuing education requirements and passing all “Peer Reviews”
Managed an accounting department of a 100+ employee firm.
Became a Certified Quick Books Advisor in 2009
Worked in all phases of accounting including payroll taxes, corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns, preparing financial statements, quickbooks set-up and other business financial consulting.
My goal is to to provide quality and pertinent financial and tax expertise to my clients so they can thrive.
Specialties:Tax, financial and consulting services to Physicians and physician groups, small businesses and individuals.
Consulting for quickbooks set-up and maintenance.
John Grech, Edward Jones
John Grech is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. He established the Middleburg Heights branch office of Edward Jones in 2009 and was named a Limited Partner with the firm in 2015. John specializes in serving individual investors and small business owners with their financial needs. He provides highly personalized service which helps him better understand and meet his clients’ unique financial goals.
Born and raised in Middleburg Heights, John is very active in the local community. He currently serves as the Past President and Advisor of the Chamber of Commerce after being President in 2015 and 2016. John has often been a presenter of various financial presentations within the Cuyahoga County Public Library system in addition to teaching adult education investment courses at Polaris Career Center.
John is a graduate of Saint Ignatius High School as well as the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. His qualifications include having the following licenses: Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law), State of Ohio Life Insurance, State of Ohio Health Insurance and he is certified as an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®).
John resides in Middleburg Heights with his wife, Nancy and their daughter, Vivienne.
Carol Herman, DK Sports
Charles Bichara, City of Middleburg Heights
Charles Bichara has over twenty years of experience in municipal government, and has been employed with the City of Middleburg Heights since the year 2000.
In 2006, Charles was appointed to be the first Director of Economic Development for the City of Middleburg Heights. His experience in the areas of economic and community development date back to 1992 when he helped establish the Enterprise Zone Program for the City of South Euclid, Ohio where he served as Enterprise Zone Manager and Community Development Coordinator from 1993 to 2003. In recent years, he has served as a consultant to several other Ohio communities by assisting in the administration of various Federal, State, and County community and economic development programs.
Charles has also served as a member of the Governor’s Economic Development Advisory Board, and is currently a member of the Berea City Schools Business Advisory Council, and the Ohio Economic Development Association. In addition, Charles serves on the Board of Directors for the Middleburg Heights Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the Middleburg Heights City Club.
Charles is also a State of Ohio certified Residential Building Inspector and maintains specialty inspector certifications in the area of concrete construction and property maintenance.
A native Clevelander, Charles received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University and is proud to be a resident of the fine City of Middleburg Heights.
Kathy Gibbons, Third Federal Savings
Kathy has had the privilege of working with realtors, builders, community members and customer regarding the best mortgage products available. Forming lasting relationships with people in various jobs has not only been fun, but fulfilling. Gibbons works with other financial intuitions, realty companies, buyers and sellers, builders and their reps and title companies. The goal at Third Federal; is successful homeownership, and for Gibbons is has been an awesome experience working for the company.
Gibbons has lived in Middleburg Hts. Since 1986, has raise three children here and currently resides with her husband and her two dogs.
Advisor, Dan Sage, Machor Insurance
When Dan isn’t running his second generation family owned insurance agency with his wife Michelle, you can find him volunteering with the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Strongsville, City Club of Middleburg Heights, Boy Scouts of America, Saint John Bosco Church or coaching his kids’ ball teams.
Karen Raisch-Siegel, LifeWorks of SW General
Karen is the Executive Director of LifeWorks fitness and Director of Comprehensive Women’s Health Care at Southwest General. She holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Akron University and a bachelor’s degree in advertising with a minor in business administration from the University of Florida. Karen is an adjunct professor at Baldwin Wallace University in the Health and Physical Education Department. She is a certified First Responder for the State of Ohio and a certified group exercise instructor. When she is not juggling her job duties she enjoys time with her two daughters, husband, and French Mastiff, Guiness.
Doug Miller, Polaris Career Center
Michael Tomon, Tomon Funeral Homes
Executive Director, Cynthia Peck
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