Cleveland Associates Selected for GCP LEAD Program

Katelyn M. Evans and Matthew B. Barbara have been selected as Taft’s delegates for the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s exclusive LEAD (Link. Engage. Advocate. Develop.) Program for 2019. The program develops emerging leaders who have an interest in economic development and engaging in work that impacts the region.

With more than 11,000 members, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is one of the largest metropolitan chambers of commerce in the nation. Evans and Barbara will dive into a "GCP immersion experience" by participating in and learning more about GCP’s current work and partnerships. Throughout the year, Evans and Barbara will participate in activities related to the GCP's strategic priority areas including:

  • Advocacy
  • Business Development
  • Commission on Economic Inclusion
  • Education & Workforce
  • Physical Development/Cleveland Development Advisors
  • Middle Market Initiatives
  • COSE Small Business Initiatives

For more information about the CGP LEAD Program, visit here.

Evans is an associate in Taft's Venture Capital, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity groups. She focuses her practice on business and finance related matters.

Barbara is an associate in Taft’s Litigation group and focuses his practice on business and commercial disputes, as well as class action defense matters.

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