Meet Our Team
Team NEO Staff and Directory
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
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As Chief Executive Officer of Team NEO, Bill Koehler is focused on seeing Northeast Ohio grow and thrive. With more than 20 years of banking experience behind him, Bill puts his knowledge and expertise to work as he collaborates with our partners to grow the region’s economy. Learn more.
Industry and Innovation
Senior Vice President
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Jay helps businesses discover exciting growth opportunities in the Cleveland Plus region. He works with site selectors and corporate clients and helps them navigate through the regional economic development framework. Learn more.
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Paul is responsible for developing and executing direct-to-company business attraction for the region’s core industries, including metal fabrication and machinery; polymers, chemicals and coatings; energy, oil & gas; as well as packaging and transportation. Learn more.
Marion (Rick) Earles
Rick identifies and facilitates product development and commercialization opportunities for regional innovation clusters. Learn more
Timothy E. Fahey
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Tim leads Team NEO’s focus on accelerating commercial activity and job creation through the Smart Devices & Systems and Additive Manufacturing Clusters. Learn more
William (Bill) E. Hagstrand
Bill identifies and facilitates product development and commercialization opportunities for companies in the advanced energy industry. Learn more.
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Tatyana focuses on supporting the expansion and attraction of biomedical companies to the Cleveland region. She helps connect companies to regional resources, partners and incentives that support their growth. Learn more.
Director, International Business Development
As the Director of International Business Development, Mindy is focused on the recruitment of new business investment to Northeast Ohio, with a dedicated focus on international businesses. Learn more.
Program Manager, Industry and Innovation
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Melinda works with leadership to support and execute programs to grow the organization’s regional innovative cluster efforts that include Additive Manufacturing, Energy Storage, Smart Devices & Systems. Learn more.
Project Management, Site Selection and Talent
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Christine manages Team NEO’s regional business development efforts and oversees a staff that assists companies and communities seeking support from JobsOhio for growth and job creation. Learn more.
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Camille is responsible for managing projects that lead to the attraction of domestic and international companies to the Cleveland Plus region. Learn more.
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Mary manages and executes business attraction projects that lead to investments in the Cleveland Plus region. She works with regional partners to connect opportunities for prospective businesses with a variety of resources. Learn more.
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Stephanie works closely with companies and communities seeking support from JobsOhio for growth and job creation. Learn more.
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As the Project Coordinator for the Project Management team, Erika works with companies, JobsOhio and partners to facilitate the project and site selection process for investment, job growth and job creation in Northeast Ohio. Learn more.
Director, Network Engagement
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Steve collaborates with local partners throughout the region to build our regional economic development network’s capacity to fill and serve its business development pipeline. Learn more.
Marketing, Communications and Development
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Senior Vice President
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Rick leads corporate, civic and foundation-backed efforts to market the Northeast Ohio region, including Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown, to external and internal audiences. Learn more.
Digital Marketing Director
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Alicia develops and manages marketing and communication initiatives that build awareness of the region’s assets and strengthen the Cleveland Plus brand, with a focus on digital marketing. Learn more.
Senior Director of Creative Services
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Nina markets the Cleveland Plus region’s collective value to site selectors, real estate consultants and targeted companies to increase awareness of northeast Ohio’s business assets in order to increase business opportunities for the region. Learn more.
Strategy and Research
Jacob W. Duritsky
Vice President, Strategy and Research
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Jacob coordinates research for the Cleveland Plus region’s business attraction efforts to better serve the information requirements of Team NEO’s various partners and communities engaged in targeted and sustainable region-wide economic growth. Learn more.
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Sydney supports Team NEO’s business attraction and expansion efforts by providing economic, demographic, workforce and real estate data to help make the business case for companies to locate or expand in Northeast Ohio. Learn more.
Director, Research & Market Outreach
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Sylvio supports Team NEO’s core mission of business attraction and expansion by researching and analyzing industry and employment trends in Northeast Ohio and other US metropolitan regions. Learn more.
Finance and Administration
Laura Koballa Hudak
Vice President, Finance and Administration
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Laura is responsible for overseeing the financial and business operations of Team NEO and supports special assignments such as diversity and inclusion initiatives. Learn more.