Board of Directors

Executive Team

     Alex Schauer - President

Alex works as a Client Executive in the Cleveland office of Schauer Group, Inc. with an emphasis on employee benefits and human capital managment.

He earned his bachelor’s of science in biomedical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2015 and is currently attending the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve to earn his MBA. Alex is working to obtain his SHRM-SCP designation.

Alex also serves as the Volunteer Coordination Committee Co-Chair for Shoes & Clothes for Kids and serves on the Diversity Committee for the Cleveland Society for Human Resources Management. He currently resides in West Park with his future wife, Raleigh, and their dog, Duke.

     Corinna Bartholomew - President Elect

Corinna Emma Bartholomew is a graduate of the Walsh University Class of 2015. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Shortly after, she attained her Registered Nurse licensure and began working as a nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, Hillcrest branch. As of January 2018, she works at Main Campus Cleveland Clinic as an outpatient nephrology nurse. She currently resides on the west side of Cleveland, but grew up in the small town of Uniontown, Ohio.

She is very glad she moved up to the city because she loves Cleveland and everything it has to offer. She is actively involved in several different organizations around Cleveland because of this. She previously was the Social Director of the club in which she planned events that showcased Cleveland’s hottest and trendiest spots. As her love grew for Cleveland and the club she decided to become the current President Elect. Corinna looks forward to devoting her time and efforts to making the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club the best it can be. In her spare time she likes to travel, explore, attend church, read, exercise at Orange Theory, and spend time with her family and friends.

     Carly Boyd - Secretary

Carly grew up in Dublin, Ohio before attending the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While at the U of I, Carly studied broadcast journalism and television production. However, Carly wanted to branch into the study of law and attended law school at Case Western Reserve University. Despite having plans to use her Law, Technology & the Arts concentration, Carly fell into the area of family law. Carly’s current practice is solely focused on family law, including any matter before the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Division.

Outside of her professional career, Carly is involved in the local church and Cleveland PFLAG as an ally/family member. Carly currently lives on the Westside and has enjoyed exploring the Metroparks with her dog, Paris.


     Mike Vuraich - Treasurer

Mike attended Ohio University where he obtained his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and Bachelors of Science in Sports Management. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and currently works as a Manager in the Assurance Department at BDO USA, LLP. He is a lifelong Clevelander and avid Cleveland sports fan. Mike joined The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club to connect, both professionally and socially, with other young professionals throughout the city.

     Chris Diehl - General Counsel

Chris is a Northeast Ohio native and obtained his B.B.A. in Accounting from Ohio University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is currently a Senior Associate with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, LLP's Cleveland office, with a focus on representing banks and other financial institutions in documenting commercial loan transactions. Chris resides in Westlake, with is wife, Allison, and their son, Ben.

Board of Directors

     Hue DeLuca - Communication Director

Hue recently joined as 20/30's CommunicationsDirector! During the work week, she's the head of Learning & Development at Asurint, a software company in downtown Cleveland, and for fun she loves promoting the city she lives, works, and plays in -- CLEVELAND!

     Brian Castle - Membership Director

Brian grew up in Canton before heading to Ohio State University, where he graduated in 2010 with his degree in Accounting and Finance. After college he moved to six different locations across the country as part of his job with Eaton, having to build a new social and professional network each time. He is currently the Controller for Eaton's Aerospace business located in Euclid, Ohio and has been in Cleveland since 2016.

He joined the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club as a way to grow his social network in the Cleveland area. Brian has enjoyed getting to explore parts of the city he would not have seen otherwise and making connections with people who have made his life better in multiple ways. When not working or attending club events, Brian enjoys hiking, cooking, and taking salsa dance lessons.


     Michael Fitzpatrick - Networking Director

Michael Fitzpatrick is new to Ohio, having arrived in January of 2017 to accept a position with the Boy Scouts of America. Michael has served the Boy Scouts for over 17 years in both field operations and development roles. Though a New Jersey native, he has worked and lived in Maryland, Delaware, and Connecticut before coming to Ohio. Michael became active in the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club because this group gives entrĂ©e to new arrivals, connects the engaged, and coalesces the social element that is the sinew of any vibrant city. He believes that inquisitive, bright, and talented people will always seek out their own and it’s in our best interests as a society to make sure we have a place that calls them together and leverages their energy. Michael holds a degree in psychology from Goucher College, and in his free time, can often be found hiking or volunteering.

Brandon Hutton - Education Director


     Ana Shadel - Marketing Director

A nation's traveler, Ana Shadel is the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club's new Marketing Director! Since graduating Ohio University in 2013, Ana has had the opportunity to experience numerous industries and locations throughout the U.S. From working at Walt Disney World in Orlando, to traveling the world planning events for big name clients in Denver - she's been able to dip her toes in the hospitality and event-planning industry, as well and sales and marketing. Currently overseeing the marketing at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Ana seeks to utilize her skills and make a significant impact. When she's not working, she's either gaming, adventuring, or socializing!

     Nick Battilana- Philanthropy Director

Nick attended Malone University in Canton, OH and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. Nick is a State Farm Agent in Parma and has been with State Farm since 2011. Nick joined 20/30 as Philanthropy Director to connect with all the wonderful things happening in the Cleveland Non-Profit scene as well as find opportunities where Cleveland’s young professionals can participate and make a difference. Nick also serves as Vice President on the board of the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals.

Nick lives in Parma with his wife, Sarah, and their 2 dogs, Winston & June. Nick moved to “The Land” in 2016 and loves everything Cleveland has to offer.

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Nick is a huge Buffalo Bills fan and helped found the Cleveland Bills Backers Bar in Kamms Corners. Don’t worry, he’s been an Indians fan since the Major League movies and a Cavs fan since college.

     Paul Conley - Sponsorship Director


Paul is the Executive Director with the Geauga Family YMCA. Paul joined 20/30 as the Sponsorship Director to get more involved in the community and network with like minded young professionals. Additionally, he really believes in Cleveland and the potential and believes that young professionals are the key to continued success. Paul's favorite thing to do is play and or watch sports with friends.

     Kara Whaley - Technology Director

Kara grew up in southeastern New Mexico and moved to Ohio in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 2012 from Kent State University. She moved to Cleveland in 2016 and has loved it ever since. She works at Annevar Media, LLC, and currently serves as Vice President. 

Kara joined the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club in hopes of expanding her professional network and utilizing her skills to help advance the Club’s goals.

Kara enjoys traveling, photography, reading, crafting, and watercolor painting. She also enjoys exploring new places around the Cleveland area.

     Melanie Raese - Director At-Large

Melanie is from Medina and attended Ohio University where she studied Business and German. While studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria Melanie thrived on meeting new people and traveling to a different city every weekend to experience culture, history and food.  

Melanie has lived in Cleveland since 2015 and now works at Travelers Insurance as an Account Executive for Management Liability Lines.  She joined The Professional Cleveland 20/30 Club in 2016 as the Philanthropy Director and is now a Director At-Large focusing on Wellness themed events.  The Club has been integral in re-acclimating her with Cleveland from a professional and social standpoint and she values paying the positivity forward! Melanie likes staying active through playing sports, going to the park, watching soccer and she loves to travel!

     Elza Ter-Arutyunov - Director At-Large

Elza grew up in Northeast Ohio -living both on the west and east sides of town at different parts of her life. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from John Carroll University and went on to get her MBA from Cleveland State University. After completing her MBA, Elza decided to pursue a dream she's had for a while, and moved abroad to live and volunteer. She lived in Armenia for a year and a half, volunteering, working and learning everything there was about her country. 


In 2014, Elza moved back to Cleveland and was pleasantly surprised by how quickly and tremendously the city was changing. She had been a member of The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club before and was eager to rejoin upon her relocation back to the city.

In her free time, Elza loves exploring Cleveland's hidden corners, learning about Cleveland's history, practicing photography and traveling!

    Joe Bianchini - Director At-Large

Joe is from North Olmsted, Ohio, and graduated from Cleveland State University (CSU) with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and promotional communication in 2011. Joe wears many hats and works for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and the Cleveland Indians, both located at the corner of Ontario and Carnegie Ave. At Tri-C, Joe is a coordinator for the office of resource development & Tri-C Foundation, providing funding resources and scholarship opportunities. For the Cleveland Indians, you will more than likely find Joe at the gates, working as a game- day security guard.

Joe also currently serves on the marketing committee for CSU’s Young Alumni Council board. Joe is all about promoting and spreading the message to others. He’s very visual, creative and all about the arts. Joe recently joined the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club board to offer young professionals that opportunity to connect and be a part of Cleveland more, both socially and professionally at various CLE festivities, events, museums, theaters, galleries, concerts and other entertainment venues.

In his spare time, Joe does a lot! He enjoys watching movies and TV shows, drawing caricatures, playing baseball, footgolf, bowling, volleyball and going swimming. He also likes to volunteer, enjoys selling things at the Berea Flea Market and likes to venture out and about around Cleveland with his family and friends.

Trivia about Joe: Being a movie buff as he is, Joe loves popcorn, has a huge movie collection and even has been saving his movie stubs since 2002. Joe also has met many B-list actors from the big screen and still pops in a VHS tape from time to time to watch a classic flick!


      Sarah Corr - Director At-Large

Sarah has been a resident of the Cleveland west side since she was five years old and currently lives in Westpark. She is an Investor Retention Manager, where she is one of the contacts for members, at The Greater Cleveland Partnership.  She joined the club after attending a network breakfast and learning about the club’s offerings.  The goal was to meet new people but the club has provided so much more opportunities.  Sarah oversees the book club events for the organization and really hopes you will join the next one.  Random fact, Sarah will never get tired of the song “Don't Stop Believin” and hopes to see Journey in concert at least 10 times, 4 more to go.

Melissa Wollenburg - Director At-Large

     Todd Pfeifer - Director At-Large

Todd joined The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club in 2006 and has been an active professional member of the club ever since. Getting the pulse on Cleveland and attending, participating and planning events to network with young professionals still fits his original goals for joining the Club. Improving his networking skills and striving to assist Club members in connecting and achieving their networking goals is what drives Todd’s enthusiasm for his continued involvement in the Club.

Growing up on the east side in Euclid, Todd graduated from Euclid High School concentrating on Multimedia/Graphic Design. Afterwards he received an Associates of Arts Degree from Lakeland Community College and a Bachelors of Science and Technology from Bowling Green State University. Having worked at Advertising agencies such as Geometry Global in Akron and The Adcom Group in Cleveland, Todd’s expertise encompasses Print design (Flyers, Brochures, Catalogs, Proposals, etc.) and Interactive Web Design (Web Banners, Animated Interactive Graphics).

In addition to helping the Club with communications and marketing via his graphic design expertise, in 2014 Todd started hosting the weekly Friday morning Networking Breakfast at Grumpy's Cafe in Tremont which has been a weekly traditional event since 2007.

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