Hear Ideas & Insights from Cleveland

The Cleveland Foundation’s senior leaders offer wide-ranging expertise and regularly participate in public speaking engagements. To invite a foundation representative to speak at your event or participate in a panel or forum, please email speakers@clevefdn.org.

In addition to the senior leaders listed here, members of the foundation’s Advancement and Program teams are considered subject-matter experts in their fields and regularly speak in the community.

  • Meet members of our Advancement team here.
  • Meet members of our Program team here.

Ronald RichardRonald B. Richard

President and Chief Executive Officer

Areas of Focus:

  • Cleveland’s Renaissance
  • Leadership
  • Philanthropy & the Nonprofit Sector
  • Community Foundations
  • Worker-Owned Cooperatives
  • Clean Energy

Rosanne Potter

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Areas of Focus:

  • Investment and Cash Management Strategies
  • Financial Stewardship & Reporting
  • Impact Investing

Monica BrownMonica Brown

Vice President, Human Resources

Areas of Focus:

  • Organizational Culture
  • Talent Attraction, Retention and Engagement
  • HR Strategies for Nonprofits

Lillian KuriLillian Kuri

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Areas of Focus:

  • Anchor Institution Strategies
  • Program-Related and Mission-Related Investments
  • Urban Planning & Design
  • Social Impact Through Arts & Culture
  • Placemaking
  • Public Art
  • Grantmaking


Leon Wilson

Chief of Digital Innovation & Chief Information Officer


Areas of Focus:

  • Digital Equity & Inclusion
  • Civic Tech
  • Cyber Security
  • Big Data
  • Technology and Social Impact