President & CEO
Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC)
Education: Academy of Court Reporting, associate degree in paralegal
Most Inspiring Person: My grandmother
Best Advice: View everyone as a ‘10,’ even before they say a word. If you already have a preconceived idea of a person before he or she speaks, you will not be open-minded enough to listen intently.
Proudest Moment: Watching our organization pivot to become a trusted and turned-to resource during the pandemic for chambers of commerce across northern Ohio
Important Lesson Learned: Theodore Roosevelt said, “People don’t care what you know until they know how much you care.” Show people you care about them, value their input and let them know that you are listening to them.
Hobby/Passion: My husband and I are Chevy Camaro enthusiasts. I own a 2010 victory red I affectionately call Chili. My husband has a 1979 black racecar called Beast.