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Past Speaker List

  Over the past several years, Lutheran West's SHA Leadership Lecture Series speakers have included:

Please note: positions and job titles listed are those held by these individuals at the time of their address for our Leadership Lecture Series.

Mary-Alice Frank
CEO, American Red Cross of Northern Ohio

Jill Snyder
Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

Dr. Akram Boutros
CEO, MetroHealth System

Mike Snyder
Radio Anchor and Sports Director, WTAM 1100

Jack Schron
President & CEO, Jergens Inc.

Terry Pluto
Sports Columnist, Faith Columnist, Author, Public Speaker

Lisa Fenn '92
​Award-Winning Features Producer, ESPN

John Raquet '85
Founding Director, The Autonomy and Navigation Technology Center

Sally Schriner
Marketing Executive

Christine Aherns, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Kathy Odegard
Air Force Pilot, Retired

Douglas Buchanan
Composer, Conductor, Educator

Ben Pauluhn,
CEO, Bishops Gate Sports Services

Kathleen Zion,
Radio Host, Moody Radio

Kathleen Zion,
Radio Host, Moody Radio

Dr. Michael Maier
Director of the Lower Extremity Wound Clinic, Cleveland Clinic

James Dickey IV
Senior Managing Director, Accenture (retired)

Brent Stehlik
Executive VP, Chief Revenue Officer, The Cleveland Browns

Nancy Dadas
Chief Marketing Officer, University Tees and OnPoint

Frank Runyeon
Author, Actor, Biblical Translator

Lieutenant Commandor Robert R. Rood, Jr. 
United States Navy Nurse Corps

Felton Thomas, Jr.
Executive Director, Cleveland Public Library

Jay Thomas
Founder & Coach, Infuzion

Natalie Leek-Nelson
CEO & President, Providence House

CPT Stephanie M. Goggans
Company Commander, The Cleveland Metro U.S. Army Recruiting Company

Dr. Richard Reed
Interim Dean, Monte Ahuja College of Business, Cleveland State University

Brian Dahlen
Radio Host

Nick Dadas
Entrepreneur, University Tees

Rev. Rich Trickel
Executive Officer, The City Mission

Dr. Rebecca Stark
Associate Medical Director of The Cleveland Clinic's Regional Administrative Team

Dr. Paul L. Maier
Professor, Western Michigan University

Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton
Bishop, ECLA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)

Elsa (Jedick) Kottman '03
Campus Ministry Director, The Navigators

Connie Dieken
Author, Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry
President, Concordia University (WI)

Dr. Ravi Krovi
Dean, The College of Business Administration, Akron University

Rev. John Nunes
Former President & CEO, Lutheran World Relief

Dick Ambrose
Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

David Hessler
Senior Partner Emeritus, Wegman, Hessler & Vanderberg

Susan Jensen
Executive Director, Walmart Strategic Account Team, American Greetings

Mark Shapiro
President, The Cleveland Indians

Walter Wangerin, Jr.
Christian Author, Professor

Walter Senney '73
Founder, Senney Enterprises

Dr. Clement Persaud
Professor of Medical Mircobiology and Biotechnology

Ed FitzGerald
Executive, Cuyahoga County

Natalie Ronayne
Executive Director, Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Paul Clark
Regional Vice President, PNC Bank

Curt Moll
Chairman of the Board & CEO, MTD Holdings Inc.


Joey Rooney

Class of 2011

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