The City Club’s staff produce more than one hundred programs a year for the benefit of the Cleveland community.
Finance and Executive Coordinator
Catalina joined the City Club in 2001 has spent many years running our student programming. As Finance and Executive Coordinator, she is responsible for making sure that all of the City Club's internal operations run smoothly and efficiently. Catalina is also a proud Gold Star Mother.
Noelle joined the City Club team as Director of Advancement in 2016. Previously she was principal of her own consulting firm working with non-profits that included The Cleveland Foundation, the Cleveland International Film Festival, Civic Commons, and the City Club, to name a few. She also served as Corporate Relations Director at ideastream; Director of Marketing & Community Relations at MOCA; and campaign manager for two successful countywide campaigns. In 2011, she launched Edible Cleveland, an award-winning quarterly magazine covering the people and stories of Northeast Ohio’s local food scene, for which she continues to serve as publisher. Noelle has a B.A in American Studies with a concentration in Media and the Arts from Yale University. She lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband and two kids.
Adam joined The City Club catering team in May of 2012. With degrees in both culinary arts and food service management from Johnson & Wales University, Adam brings flair to the table. His enjoyment of multiple food styles—his favorite is fusion cuisine—provides great variety to The City Club’s offerings. Adam aspires to be a professional food writer and photographer.
Teddy has been with the City Club since the summer of 2014, starting out as an intern and then part-time employee before his promotion to Content Coordinator. In addition to putting microphones in faces, he is responsible for the creation, curation, distribution and promotion of City Club content through various media and social media channels. Teddy is graduate of Case Western Reserve University and holds a dual B.A. in Economics and History. He is also the Public Relations Director and a Programmer at WRUW-FM 91.1 Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University's college radio station. Teddy lives in Parma with his girlfriend Chayla and their one-eyed puggle dog Tucker. His favorite forum was an address by CSU researcher Richey Piiparinen on the narrative of Cleveland's national identity and demographic growth.
Maria has been with the City Club in various capacities since June 2008 when she started as an Operations Assistant. Now, as Manager of the Content & Experience team, she ensures quality production and distribution of all City Club content through multiple media outlets. She also works closely with the catering team to enhance overall guest experience at all City Club events. Maria is a graduate of Bowling Green State University’s School of Media and Communication and holds a Master of Education degree from Kent State University. She and her husband live in Lakewood.
Stephanie joined the City Club as the Director of Programming in July 2014. Prior to joining the City Club, Stephanie spent 12 years working in public relations and development for healthcare-related nonprofit organizations including Cleveland Clinic, MedWish International, the American Liver Foundation - Ohio Chapter, and Lifebanc, Northeast Ohio's organ and tissue recovery agency. She also serves as a part-time faculty member at the School of Communication at Cleveland State University and in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University. Her favorite forum was an address by Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates who explained the role of national institutionally-driven housing and lending policies that stood in the way of wealth creation for black families.
Julie joined The City Club in 2012 and is responsible for the financial operations of the City Club and the City Club Forum Foundation. Previously, Julie was Chief Operating and Financial Officer at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and also managed her own CPA/Consulting firm focused on small businesses and nonprofit organizations. She resides in Westlake with her husband and daughter and has two adult sons. Julie attended John Carroll University. She enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis, volunteering at school, watching her daughter's soccer, Cleveland sports and gardening.
Micki has been at The City Club since 2000. With more than 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, she brings a wealth of knowledge and ease of planning to your event. Beneath Micki’s easygoing manner, there is a sharp, detail-oriented logistical wizard who can take the most complicated and multifaceted events and make them no more challenging than going out to dinner. Micki works closely with her team to guarantee that every last detail is perfect, from beginning to end. She ensures that every detail is to your specifications, from food to linens, centerpieces, and service. Your guests will receive outstanding service and sumptuous food. Micki allows you to forget you are planning an event and to feel, instead, that you are just talking to a friend who wants to help you plan an event that matches your personality. If you need a planner who gets it right the first time, contact Micki.
Dan was appointed to the City Club's helm in 2013, after many years as a member, volunteer and frequent forum moderator. Prior to joining the City Club he was co-founder of The Civic Commons, a pioneer in the field of social media for civic good. Dan is also the former host of 90.3 WCPN's Sound of Ideas and co-author, with Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari, of the best selling book Teachers Have it Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers (The New Press, 2005), which provided the basis for the 2011 documentary American Teacher. He's an award winning journalist, a former high school teacher and a graduate of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Shaker Heights with his wife and three children. His favorite forum changes almost monthly.
A Cleveland native, Jessica joined The City Club team in 2010. Her calm approach to event planning has led her to a long record of extraordinary and successful weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events. Constantly immersing herself in the latest trends, Jessica uses her knowledge of design as inspiration for her creative approach to menu planning and event décor. When asked what led her event planning, she says, “I have always enjoyed being creative, and the fast-paced, demanding, and social environment of event planning keeps me energized.” Get in contact with Jessica here to start planning your next show-stopping and unforgettable event.
Fay joined the City Club in 2015 as a Venture for America fellow. In her role Fay works to run student programming and engage community partners with the City Club. Fay graduated from Occidental College with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs and Urban Environmental Policy. Fay lives in Ohio City with her cat and in her free time she likes to play Frisbee, be outside, and eat.