Jenniffer D. Deckard joined Fairmount Minerals in 1994 and
shortly after was named Chief Financial Officer. She served in
that capacity until being named President in 2011. She was
appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2013.
Deckard started her career at Arthur Andersen, after having
interned with the firm in college. She earned her Master of
Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.
She was recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business in 2008 as “CFO
of the Year” for large, privately held businesses in Greater
Cleveland, and as one of the publication’s 2013 Newsmakers. In
addition, last year she and her husband, Daryl, received the
Cleveland Foundation’s Frederick Harris Goff Philanthropic
Service Award. The couple also has been named Geauga County
Foster Parents of the Year.
Deckard serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s
Business Advisory Council and is a board member of Greater
Cleveland Partnership, Chardon Healing Fund and First Tee of
Bernie Moreno bought his first car dealership, Mercedes Benz of
North Olmsted, in 2005. Over the past nine years, he has built
The Collection Auto Group, which includes 31 dealerships
throughout Northeast Ohio, the Cincinnati market (Northern
Kentucky) and, soon, in Coral Gables, Fla. and Boston.
Moreno launched his career in the automotive industry with the
Saturn Corporation. He also served as Vice President for New
England’s largest automotive dealer.
Among his honors, Moreno received the Midwest Region
Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young in 2011. Also
that year, he received the Time Magazine/Ally Financial Dealer
of the Year Award for the Greater Northeast Ohio Region. Moreno
was named the 2014 Distinguished Business Executive of the year
by Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland.
He serves as Vice Chair of the Cleveland State University Board
of Trustees and is a board member of Cuyahoga Community College
Foundation, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Ohio Business
Roundtable and Young Presidents Organization.
Beasley, Deckard and Moreno join current Cleveland Foundation
board members Inajo Chappell, Hiroyuki Fujita, Sally Gries, Fred
Nance, Michael Petras Jr., Larry Pollock, Beth Rankin, Rev. Dr.
Stephen Rowan, Ratanjit Sondhe, Ernest Wilkerson Jr., Vice Chair
Paul Dolan and Chair James Ratner.
Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world's
first community foundation and one of the largest today, with
assets of $2.1 billion and 2013 grants of $89 million. Through
the generosity of donors, the foundation improves the lives of
Greater Clevelanders by building community endowment, addressing
needs through grantmaking and providing leadership on vital
issues. The foundation tackles the community’s priority areas –
economic transformation, public school improvement, youth
development, neighborhood revitalization and arts advancement –
and responds to the community’s needs.
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