Executive Committee

Michael Gray – President

Director of Sales and Marketing, TechnologyXperts Inc. (TXI)

For the past twenty plus years Michael has focused on being a disrupter as a sales and marketing leader in the technology, telecommunications, data center information technology verticals. He has served as a previous board member and past president of the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce. As a leader at TechnologyXperts, Inc., Michael is guiding their customers to leverage their managed security and services to increase operations while ensuring their networks are secure.

During his off time, Michael enjoys spending time with his son, friends and his two Pitbull mix dogs.

Scott Morrison – Treasurer

Owner, Discovery Photo

Scott T. Morrison, a 1983 graduate of Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) began his career with a triple major in Management Science, Marketing and Computer Science. He has had extensive experience in all aspects of portrait, architectural and fine art photography. Having a thirst for knowledge, continued education programs at Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Nikon School of Photography, and Cleveland Institute of Art. Wanting his own studio, he started Discovery Photo in 1991.

Scott’s varied works have been published locally, nationally, and internationally in magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Evidence Technology , Properties, RPM, Beachwood Buzz, and Surreal Beauty Magazine. Dozens of his prints, featuring stunningly vivid landscapes and visceral wildlife, appear in galleries across America, including The Cleveland Museum of Art. Scott also has a keen eye for the movie business and is well connected with the Cleveland movie scene. He is known for his gaffing skills along with cinematography and BTS photography. He has more than 60 IMDB credits to his name, and has participated in 14, 48- hour film compositions. His films have won several awards including two as “Best Cinematographer. “

When not working, he enjoys driving his classic 1964 Dodge convertible and making craft beers. Scott’s studio, along with his wife and three dogs, is located in Beachwood, Ohio. They have two adult children.

Dale Braun

Dale Braun

Financial Advisor | Edward Jones

As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time to understand what’s important to you. I will develop a personalized strategy to help you achieve your goals and partner with you to help keep you on track.

I joined Edward Jones with a desire to help individual investors and businesses work toward achieving their financial goals. I am here to help with your needs and ensure each client feels welcomed and valued.

I work one-on-one with you, your CPA, attorney and other professionals to help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you, your family and your business. I will help you reach your financial goals, especially planning your retirement investment strategy so you can enjoy your retirement and maintain your standard of living.

After graduating from The Ohio State University, I moved back to Cleveland and married my wife, Jodi. We are so proud of our three wonderful children. Emily began her career as an Edward Jones financial advisor in 2018. Maddy graduated magna cum laude from Ohio University then enrolled at Cleveland State University to become a math teacher. She is now a high school math teacher. My son, Ethan, graduated from Ohio University and works for a local Fortune 500 company.

I was the president of the Shaker Heights, Beachwood and University Heights Meals on Wheels for two years and am still an active board member. Meals on Wheels makes a difference for nearly 2.4 million seniors. I enjoy working with such a wonderful organization, which delivers nutritious meals of superior quality locally.

I look forward to working with fellow Chamber members to the betterment of our businesses and community.

Zhenni Jackson

Founder & Owner, Gingie Spa & Massage | Vice President, AYR.ai

Zhenni is an MBA graduate of Fordham University (2000) and a graduate of Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Program (2020).  Zhenni’s experience ranges from Credit Analyst for large corporate clients at Standard Chartered Bank New York, to Stylist, Beauty Advisor and Brand Ambassador at Saks Fifth Avenue, to Franchisee of Sylvian Tutoring Center, to Founder and Therapist of Gingie Spa, and to Partner of AYR.ai (the world’s leading Intelligent Document Processing Solutions Company.)

Having resided on three continents – Asia, Europe and North America – Zhenni appreciates cultural diversity and exemplifies a deep compassion for humanity.  In her spare time, Zhenni enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing Yoga, learning Latin Dance, taking fitness training, and relishing the outdoors of Cleveland’s Metro Parks.

Lauren Meade, M.S.**

Director of Communications, Beachwood City School District

Lauren Meade is the Director of Communications for the Beachwood City School District. She is an award-winning journalist, online media strategist and licensed early childhood educator. Lauren began her career as a correspondent for The Boston Globe before becoming an online editor, content marketer and social media strategist for the healthcare media company ADVANCE Newsmagazines. She is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction at Cleveland State University.

Brian Ritzenberg

Brian Ritzenberg

Senior Account Executive | Keller National

Brian has been employed as a licensed property & casualty and life insurance agent for the past 25 years.

He is the former owner of his own insurance agency and has worked as a Sr. Account Executive for other agencies.

Currently employed at Keller National Insurance Agency,  Brian takes pride in helping his clients secure financial protection through insurance products.

A graduate of Bowling Green State University Majoring in Communications while Minoring in Marketing. At Bowling Green, Brian served as an officer for his fraternity.

Brian also attended Shaker Heights Schools K through 12th grade.

Brian has two sons who graduated from Beachwood High School. Zach is a Music Major and Spanish Minor at Kent State. Adam is a Pre-Med Major at Ohio State.

He formerly held an Ohio Real Estate License and a Series 7 General Securities License.

Born in Cleveland and raised in Cuyahoga County, Brian has also lived in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

Loves spending time with friends and family, playing pickleball, hiking and yard work…yes…yard work.

Lozell Siler

Owner, The Gentlemen’s Cave Luxury Barber Lounge

Lozell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Business Management at Hiram College. He has been an active member of the chamber since joining and played an integral role in the success of the 2020 Annual Golf Outing.

In his spare time, Lozell loves to spend time with his family, listen to music and watch a good movie or football game. He is also an avid reader and enjoys books by Robert Greene and John Maxwell.

Christopher Superior

Director of Operations & Clinical Services
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

Mr. Superior became the Director of Operations for UH Ahuja in January 2021. With responsibility for overall strategic development, P&L activity, and execution of Ahuja’s operations. He was integral in the under budget and on time completion of Ahuja’s hospital expansion.  This state of the art complex will offer the community Sports Medicine, Men’s Health and Labor and Delivery facilities unrivaled in the area.

With over two decades of blended finance and operations experience, Mr. Superior brings a unique business perspective focused on fiscally sound operational excellence.  He has been with the UH system for over twenty years with prior roles as the Director of Finance for Ahuja and Cleveland Medical Centers., Manager of Strategic Planning, and Manager of Finance IT.  Mr. Superior began his career at Ernst & Young with a focus in their healthcare sector.

Mr. Superior received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Youngstown State University; he is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Tina Turick

City Administrator, City of Beachwood

Tina Turick has worked for the City of Beachwood for over three decades and is highly experienced and well respected in Public Administration. She is a team player, detail oriented and willing to put forth the effort necessary to get the job done.

Since starting in 1988, Tina has had two children, earned two college degrees and worked her way up to her current position of City Administrator. She currently serves as the Mayor’s right-hand person and her responsibilities include: serving as the Mayor’s liaison to the public, constituents, employees, elected officials and representatives of local, state and federal government; providing project administration and management on special projects; and participating in long range city planning. Highlights of her public service career are geared toward the coordination and administration of major municipal projects. The most notable include: revamping and upgrading an outdated and stale municipal website, the City’s introduction into the social media arena, the renovation and expansion of several municipal facilities, participating in and overseeing the creation and implementation of the live streaming and video rebroadcasting of the City’s public meetings; and the administration and implementation of administrative policies.

Tina’s educational background includes an Associates of Arts/Science Degree from Lakeland Community College, where she received the Dean’s Award and was named to the All Ohio Academic Team (1997). Tina earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Ursuline College graduating summa cum laude in 2002.

Tina Turick resides in Mentor with her husband and their two daughters who are both nurses.

Ann Zabkar

Business Banking Relationship Manager | PNC Bank

Ann joined PNC Business Banking in July 1993. Ann has over 32 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Ann graduated with a Master of Business Administration in human resources and banking from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and with a Bachelor of Business Management and Marketing from Bowling Green State University.

Ann has served as a Member of Rocky River Rotary and was a Board Member for Lakewood Chamber of Commerce for 6 years. She has been a recipient of the Market All Star and Circle of Excellence Award in recognition of her commitment to her customers.

Outside of PNC, Ann has a passion for animals and one day hopes to help the Guide Dog Foundation with their mission to raise guide dogs.

Past Presidents

1991-1994 – Paul Schiffer
1994-1995 – Richard Adler
1995-1996 – Dell Duncan
1996-1997 – Norman Krone
1997-1999 – David Polk
1999-2001 – Thomas Sudow
2001-2004 – Paul Williams
2004-2006 – Laura Orkin
2006-2008 – Doug Bennett
2008-2010 – David Cunix
2010-2012 – Bill Mann
2012-2014 – Michael Gray
2014-2016 – Heathyr Ullmo
2017-2020 – Donna Cook
2020-2021 – Heathyr Ullmo
2021-2022 – Brian Friedman

*Honorary

**Beachwood City School Representative