My name is Patrick Hackett but most people call me Patch. I am inspired to be the President-Elect of this club during its 20th year. Over the next two years, I will be working with our President, Melinda, and the board of the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club to create value through our events and other services to help grow your career in whichever way you believe is best for you. From my perspective, the way we do that is through centering our activities on the club's four pillars: Social, Networking, Education, and Philanthropy. I believe these pillars are the building blocks of professionalism, and I want the club to serve you throughout the different and impactful parts of your career. My mission is to provide professional development opportunities for all of us within the city of Cleveland and to assist in finding "the group" that makes you feel most connected to "the Land", whether that is through the 20/30 or elsewhere.
Cleveland, in my mind, is on the precipice of something great, and as the future leaders of our community, I want to see how all of you can contribute in building this city for the future. Over the next year, I am working on a few projects I hope will help develop that platform for you. Some of these projects are improving our supplier diversity to support more women and minority-owned businesses along with other diverse social groups, into our region. I want to develop stronger relationships with other YP groups in the area to see how our club can collaborate and support them. I am focusing our CEO dinners to highlight leaders working to transform the region, so you all can have a better sense of where Cleveland is going on a macro scale. Lastly, our data team and myself are working to optimize analytics to see how we can better serve our members in providing content that will further your careers and get you to the next level.
As I wrap up this email, I challenge you all to think about your careers. What is it that you want to accomplish, and how can the club and I help you get there? If you're looking for a place to start, sign up for an Around Town - we have one on the 8th of July, and bring a friend. That is where I got my start with the club thanks to an invite from my good friend Jack Lupica. It's a great opportunity to get involved with the club and see how it can benefit you. If you want to talk more, connect with me on LinkedIn, and shoot me an email. I am more than happy to talk with you about the club and what we can provide. With that, let's go transform a city and get into that good and necessary trouble.