July Movers & Shakers Featured

8:01pm EDT June 30, 2012
July Movers & Shakers

The Cleveland Clinic recently named Gordon Snow, a former FBI assistant director, as its new chief of protective services.

Snow, who has experience in national security, law enforcement and cyber security, began in his new position May 14. As chief of protective services, he will oversee five key functions reaching across the entire Cleveland Clinic enterprise: police and global security, transportation, parking, fleet management, and emergency preparedness.

He was a member of the FBI for 20 years, where he served in numerous leadership roles, including assistant director of the cyber division, director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, FBI’s on-scene commander in the Afghanistan theater of operations, and chief of the weapons of mass destruction and acquisition of U.S. Nuclear & Missile Technology Unit.

Medical Mutual has announced Heather Thiltgen as vice president, direct to consumer strategy.

Thiltgen will be responsible for developing and implementing a direct-to-consumer strategy to attract and retain individual policyholders. She will focus on meeting the needs of consumers who are in the market for individual health insurance products.

Before joining Medical Mutual, Thiltgen served as vice president of consumer marketing for the CUNA Mutual Group. She also held a variety of positions throughout her 10 years in member acquisition, marketing and product management at USAA.

On June 13, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society honored Dr. Luis Proenza and Theresa Proenza during The 6th Annual Akron Dinner of Champions. The Proenzas received the Norman Cohn Hope Award, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s most prestigious award. They were honored for their dedicated commitment to community leadership and service. 

Dr. Proenza has served as the president of The University of Akron since 1999. Under his leadership, the university has become a powerful engine for regional economic development, a catalyst for collaborative initiatives and the preeminent public research university in Northeast Ohio. He spearheaded the physical transformation of the campus to enhance the college through the addition of 20 new facilities, 18 major renovations and 34 acres of new green space.

Dr. Proenza also led community efforts to create two key enterprises: a University Park Alliance that is revitalizing a 50-block area surrounding its campus and the $200 million Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, a partnership with three area hospitals and a medical school to establish Akron as a center for biomaterials and biomedicine.

Glenmede, a privately held and independent investment and wealth management firm, has announced the promotion of three key leaders within its Cleveland office. Linda Olejko, Tracy Jemison and Robert Siewert were all promoted to managing director.

These individuals provide investment and wealth management service for Glenmede’s clients in the Cleveland area, including ultra- and high-net-worth individuals and families, as well as foundations and endowments.

Combined, these three have been at Glenmede 23 years and have more than 65 years of industry experience. The company’s Cleveland office opened in 1997 and today serves more than 184 relationships.

Western Reserve Partners LLC announced that Daniel P. Callanan has joined Western Reserve Valuation Services LLC as a director and shareholder. WRVS is an affiliate of WRP that provides valuation services and financial opinions relating to corporate finance transactions, corporate tax planning and compliance, succession planning and wealth preservation, employee stock ownership plans, financial reporting and portfolio/fund valuations.

Callanan is a seasoned valuation professional having advised privately held and publicly traded companies on valuation and other financial matters for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining WRVS, he served in a variety of valuation-related capacities at ComStock Advisors, JP Morgan/Chase, Willamette Management Associates and Arthur Andersen and Co.

Oswald Cos. — one of the largest independently owned insurance brokerages in the U.S. — has announced Steven J. Baltas as its new vice president and the acquisition of Union Insurance Group Inc.  

The acquisition is in direct response to Oswald’s continued strategic growth expansion in the areas of employee benefits.

Baltas, who was the president and founder of Union Insurance Group, brings with him more than 20 years of benefits experience, specializing in financial and technical aspects of employee benefits plan design and application.