Moderator: David Browning
- Two-time President of the Rotary Club of Cleveland; Centennial President and Past President in 2006
- President, Cleveland Area Board of Realtors 1996
- Chairman, Ohio Association of Realtors Commercial Council 1998
- President, Northern Ohio Chapter of NAIOP 1999
In addition to his leadership in numerous industry and civic organizations, he is a member of the Real Estate Advisory Board of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, and a member of Leadership Cleveland. He has also been a recipient of Crain's Cleveland Business "40 under 40".
Stephanie McHenry is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs & Finance at Cleveland State University (CSU). In this capacity, she oversees critical university functions including finance, information systems & technology, capital planning, campus safety, facilities management, purchasing and human resources. Located on 85 acres in the heart of downtown Cleveland, CSU has nine colleges and more than 200 academic programs serving 17,500 students. With an annual budget of $300 million, total assets were $710 million on June 30, 2015. She also serves as the President of the Euclid Avenue Development Corporation, a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, operating for the benefit of Cleveland State University in the capacity of student housing and parking facilities with assets of $135 million.
Prior to joining CSU, Ms. McHenry served as the President of Urban Partnership Bank, Cleveland Region, where she managed local assets of $75 million. Ms. McHenry has also held positions in Cleveland as the Senior Director, Minority Business Development for The Greater Cleveland Growth Association. There she led successful efforts to support minority business growth and was Executive Director of Northern Ohio Minority Business Council.
Richey Piiparinen is a Senior Research Associate at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. He focuses on migration, demography, culture, and economic and community development.
Richey is a co-editor of the book Rust Belt Chic: A Cleveland Anthology, Contributing Editor at New Geography, and a blogger at HuffingtonPost. His writings on urbanism, culture, and social trends, as well as his research on economic development and demographic trends, have appeared in various outlets, including NPR's Morning Edition, Salon, Business Insider, the CBC, Atlantic Cities, Cleveland Magazine, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Richey has graduate degrees in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago and in urban planning and design from Levine College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State.
For over 30 years Allen Wiant has been one of Greater Cleveland's most prominent and respected commerical brokers, tenant representatives and strategic real estate counselors.
He began his career with Ostendorf-Morris Company and worked in a number of other firms before becoming the Senior Vice President, Director at CB Richard Ellis when it purchased his former employer, Trammell Crow Company. In 2010, Allen joined Playhouse Square Real Estate Services where he leads Playhouse Square's efforts.
Mr. Wiant has been the NAIOP Office Broker of the Year four times, has received the NAIOP "Deals of the Year" honor four times, was in Crain's Cleveland Business' Forty Under Forty list, named CB Richard Ellis' top overall producer three times, was listed among CBRE's Top 225 producers in North American twice, is the co-founder of the Real Estate Advisory Group, supporting the Downtown Cleveland Alliance and is the leader of the NineTwelve initiative to rebrand the former financial district in Cleveland.
In addition to being a licensed Ohio Real Estate Broker, he is an Executive Board Member and Chairman for the Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Centers.