The Host Committee

The Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, Inc. is an Ohio nonprofit corporation with no political affiliation. It is responsible for organizing, hosting and funding the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Its mission is to promote Northeast Ohio and ensure Cleveland is best represented, and to lessen the burden of local governments in hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention.

The Host Committee is comprised of prominent business executives, civic leaders and other influential leaders from across Cleveland, the state of Ohio, and the nation who are dedicated to ensuring the 2016 Republican National Convention’s success.

CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE CHAIRS
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    CHRISTOPHER CONNOR CO-CHAIR, CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE Executive Chairman, THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO.
  • CHRIS KELLY
    CHRIS KELLY CO-CHAIR, CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE PARTNER-IN-CHARGE, JONES DAY
  • ALEXANDER CUTLER
    ALEXANDER CUTLER CO-CHAIR, CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE RETIRED CHAIRMAN AND CEO, EATON CORPORATION
  • BETH MOONEY
    BETH MOONEY CO-CHAIR, CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN AND CEO, KEYCORP
CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE OFFICERS
  • DAVID GILBERT
    DAVID GILBERT PRESIDENT AND CEO, CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE PRESIDENT AND CEO, DESTINATION CLEVELAND AND THE GREATER CLEVELAND SPORTS COMMISSION
  • JOSEPH ROMAN
    JOSEPH ROMAN VICE PRESIDENT, CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE PRESIDENT AND CEO, GREATER CLEVELAND PARTNERSHIP
  • JON PINNEY
    JON PINNEY COUNSEL, SECRETARY & TREASURER, CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE MANAGING PARTNER, KOHRMAN, JACKSON AND KRANTZ
PUBLIC OFFICIALS LEADERSHIP
  • HONORABLE FRANK G. JACKSON
    HONORABLE FRANK G. JACKSON MAYOR, CITY OF CLEVELAND
  • HONORABLE ARMOND BUDISH
    HONORABLE ARMOND BUDISH COUNTY EXECUTIVE, CUYAHOGA COUNTY
  • VALARIE J. MCCALL
    VALARIE J. MCCALL CHIEF OF GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, CITY OF CLEVELAND
  • SHARON SOBOL JORDON
    SHARON SOBOL JORDON CHIEF OF STAFF, CUYAHOGA COUNTY
CLEVELAND 2016 HOST COMMITTEE STAFF
HOST COMMITTEE SUPPORTING STAFF

Cleveland 2016 Host Committee Strategic Initiatives

To request additional information regarding the Host Committee or its initiatives, please contact Diane Downing or Brittany Williams.

For media requests, please contact Emily Lauer (216) 875-6628.

  • ACCELERATOR

    Monitoring and facilitating the completion of key infrastructure projects and the implementation of local legislative initiatives.

  • Administration & Operations

    Overseeing and executing all Host Committee strategic operations and financial matters.

  • Community Engagement

    Building and maintaining partnerships with local residents, businesses and community leadership through outreach and education efforts on behalf of the Host Committee.

  • Fundraising & Sponsorships

    Promoting and fulfilling Convention sponsorship opportunities and fundraising efforts.

  • Hotels & Venues

    Negotiating and securing all contracts for local hotels and venues for use by the Host Committee and the Committee on Arrangements.

  • Marketing & Communications

    Overseeing and executing all marketing, communications and public relations strategic plans on behalf of the Host Committee.

  • Security & Medical

    Overseeing and coordinating all security and public safety efforts on behalf of the Host Committee, including emergency medical services.

  • Transportation

    Overseeing and coordinating strategic transportation plans and logistics on behalf of the Host Committee.

  • Visitor Experience & City Beautification

    Facilitating the completion of community enhancement projects in order to enrich the overall experience of 2016 Republican National Convention guests and visitors.

  • Volunteers

    Recruiting, training and directing all volunteers for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

  • Welcome Event & Thank You Event

    Coordinating and executing two, large-scale community events preceding and succeeding the 2016 Republican National Convention.