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Education: Doctoral degree, Case Western Reserve University; bachelor’s degree, Kent State University
First Job: Newspaper delivery, Cleveland Press
How I Motivate Others: By empowering them. I try to hire or appoint people to positions they can grow into, and then provide them with room to learn and grow.
Most Important Skill: I try to remain unemotional in making decisions.
What I’d Tell 16-Year-Old Me: “Believe in yourself; you can do more than you realize.”
Hobby/Passion: Politics and history. I collect political buttons and other items from U.S. presidential campaigns. I also read a lot, particularly world and U.S. history.
Fun Fact: I love to cook, and after many lessons and much practice, I have become reasonably good at it.