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Now Celebrating our 20th Anniversary

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The Cleveland Professional Twenty-Thirty Club is an organization fully operated and organized by dedicated volunteers. Without their energy, passion, and unwavering support this organization would not be celebrating this milestone year. Help us identify volunteers that have supported us over the years so we can properly celebrate them at this year's anniversary party. Are you one of those volunteers? We encourage you to self-nominate and share your story with us.  Click HERE to nominate a past volunteer deserving of recognition.

History of the Club

A few people decided they did not want to do it alone; they wanted to meet other like-minded, young professionals. They decided to meet monthly and discuss "being young in Cleveland." In 2001, Luke Elsass and other young professionals from the City formed what is now The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club.

During the early years, under Luke's leadership, the future of the Club took shape. The members organized monthly events around four areas: Social, Education, Philanthropy, and Networking. Each event drew new people into the group. Soon word spread beyond the founders and reached a wider audience of young professionals in the region.

Three years after Luke founded the Club, its popularity began to spread. The Club was growing, the future looked bright, and no one anticipated what came next. The Cleveland Plain Dealer published an article on the Club, spotlighting its popularity, its members, and its importance to the young professional community. Following that article, membership exploded.

When the Plain Dealer article appeared in 2004, the Club hosted a total of eight philanthropy, five educational, four networking, and four major social events along with the monthly Around Towns. In 2009, the Club hosted over 130 events. The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club continued to grow and expand, becoming the city's largest and longest-running young professional organization.

As we look to the future, we also look back with pride on those who came before us; those who volunteered countless hours, invested continuous energy and passion, and laid the foundation for what the Club is today.

Past Presidents

2022 - Patrick Hackett

2021 - Melinda McNutt

2020 - Polly Mytinger

2019 - Corinna Bartholomew

2018 - Alex Schauer

2017 - Drew Stelzer

2016 - Kurtis Carman

2015 - Sarah Gray

2014 - Jeff Sobieraj

2013 - Lindsey Polichuck

2012 - Gautam Pai

2011 - Andrew Bennett

2010 - Andrew Walleck

2009 - Dan Young  

2008 - Ryan Anderson

2007 - Brian Klecan 

2006 - Ann Netzel 

2005 - Brandon Davis 

2004 - Adam Tomlinson 

2001 Luke Elsass