Meet The


Board of ambassadors

An important part of a successful and sustainable American Cancer Society Hope Ball is the creation of our Board of Ambassadors. This prestigious group is comprised of executives and philanthropic leaders that are passionate about he fight against cancer. The Board of Ambassadors will reach out to personal and business contacts in the community to ensure a successful Hope Ball and will utilize those contact to secure additional support. Thank you to our below Board of Ambassadors for their leadership in the fight against cancer. 

Art Anton Retired President & CEO - Swagelok

Whitt Butler Managing Partner - EY

Ron Brewer Director, Player Engagement- Cleveland Browns

Phil Ciano  Partner — Ciano & Goldwasser, LLP

Christine Defloor Treasurer -Valtris Specialty Chemicals 

David Drechsler Member - McDonald Hopkins

Taylor Davis Vice President, Real Estate Originations — GBX Group

Dan Hopgood SVP Global Financial Services & Systems — Eaton

Tracy Green  Chief Strategy Officer — TC Green Consulting

Joe Kohmann Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer – Westfield

Jerry Kysela Senior Managing Director, Executive Chairman — Aon

Katie Kennedy Vice President, Corporate Finance—Nordson

Daniel Martin, MD Chair, Cole Eye Institute - Cleveland Clinic
Chris Miklich Chief Financial Officer — Swagelok

TJ Monico Managing Director, Industrial Investment Banking — KeyBanc Capital Markets

Jim Mylen Managing Partner — KPMG

Allyson O’Keefe Partner — Thompson Hine

Katie Vitaliti Senior Manager – Deloitte

Tim Smith Vice President, Relationship Manager — Citizens Bank

James Stewart CEO — Consolidated Precision Products Corporation

Ben Stulberg Partner — Jones Day

Matthew Wilhelm Director, Client Relationship Executive — PwC

Matt Youssef Vice President of Operations - Rafih Auto Group


Thank you to our distinguished volunteers who serve on the American Cancer Society Cleveland Hope Ball Board of Ambassadors and Trustee Committee. Their dedication and tireless work is instrumental in ensuring the event's continued success. Through their efforts, we are able to fulfill the mission of the Society. 

The Trustee Committee is a group of philanthropic leaders that are passionate about the fight against cancer. The committee will support the Hope Ball live and silent auctions as well as the overall event experience. Thank you to the Trustee Committee for being leaders in the fight against cancer. 

Trustee committee 

Dana Banda Senior Associate- Citymark Capital