Global Cleveland named C. Lawrence Miller its first president. In this role, Miller will oversee the organization’s staff and be responsible for designing and implementing its strategic programming.
Global Cleveland is a new civic economic development initiative focused on connecting newcomers to opportunities and the region. Miller brings more than 25 years of talent attraction and international human resources experience to Global Cleveland. Most recently, he served as vice president, human resources, of the Lubrizol Corp. In addition to his 13 years with Lubrizol, Miller held senior leadership positions with Tremco, Diebold, and Ferro Corp. He lived and worked in France for two years and is president of the French-American Chamber of Commerce (Northern Ohio). Miller serves on the board of Cleveland’s Center for Families and Children and is a member of the Human Resource Planning Society.
Britton-Gallagher & Associates Inc. appointed Lee Stacey president and CEO.
Stacey had been president and CEO of Willis of Ohio, an operating unit of the global insurance provider Willis Group Holdings plc, for six years. He assumes many of the current duties of Bruce H. Ball, who becomes Britton-Gallagher’s chairman and will focus on strategic direction and business development for the 69-year-old firm.
Stacey joined Willis in 2005 after having served for five years as managing director, president and CEO of Acordia (now Wells Fargo Insurance Services) in Detroit. Prior to that, he was vice president of the insurance division of Comerica Bank from 1997 to 2000, assistant vice president of the brokerage firm Johnson & Higgins from 1994 to 1997, and an underwriter for Lumbermens Insurance from 1993 to 1994.
Western Reserve Partners hired Gregory A. Hill as an analyst. He previously worked for Fifth Third Bank in their middle-market finance group, performing underwritings, financial modeling and leveraged finance analysis. He worked on transactions in various industries, including capital goods, consumer products, construction and health care.
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