board of directors
Sean has a natural passion for connecting people and businesses. He owns Fitness Together in Brecksville where they've offered private personal training and nutrition since 2007 – winning the franchise's Greatest Contributor Award in 2016. Sean also serves on the board of the Cleveland BBB and has been the president of Brecksville BNI for 2 separate terms. Sean remains heavily involved in countless community events. He and his wife Marion have a baby on the way, and live here in Brecksville. They enjoy the trails in the Brecksville Metroparks with their 3 dogs.
Don serves as Treasurer for the Brecksville Chamber of Commerce. He is the owner of The Lloyd Insurance Agency of Brecksville-Broadview Heights, an Aflac agency. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Brecksville Theatre. He lives in Brecksville with his wife Jennifer, and their four sons.
Jon is the Founder of Jon Thomas Consulting, specializing in bi-partisan government affairs and grant strategy solutions. Jon worked in the Ohio Statehouse, and later in the office of U.S. Congressman Steven LaTourette, as well as then-United States Senator, and former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Jon’s true passion has always been in helping other entrepreneurs by ensuring they have the knowledge and resources necessary for success in today’s changing business climate. Before entering politics, Jon was a firefighter and a Lake Erie water rescue diver. In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Jon is Executive Director of The Littlest Heroes Pediatric Cancer Foundation, as well as Executive Director of the JD Breast Cancer Foundation.
Kristopher is Founder and President of Toth Painting Solutions Inc. He started the company in 2000 after graduating from Kent State and working for Sherwin Williams and MBNA bank. His passion for integrity and building a professional painting company shows through his company’s strong reputation in our community. Along with Kris’s service to our chamber, he serves as secretary of the Cleveland BBB, President of NARI Greater Cleveland, and Vice Chairman of the NARI National Bylaws and Ethics Committee. Kris is a proud member of the Brecksville Kiwanis and resides in Brecksville with his wife Caroline and his three daughters.
Sheila serves as Chamber Secretary. She is a Realtor/Manager with RE/MAX Trinity in Brecksville since 2009. She is past Co-Owner of Jerry’s Wine Center in Broadview Hts. Sheila is actively involved in Prayer Blanket Ministry St. Bartholomew. Married to Jerry Stupka, she enjoys collecting wine and loves fine dining.
Jana has 25+ years experience in business, graphic design and branding strategies. Serving as creative director in an advertising agency for 10 years, Jana’s newest venture is JV Vision Creative. She produces and completes corporate brand identity programs, print collateral and digital presentations. Jana enjoys being involved in her community, where she volunteers her time and expertise. She lives in Brecksville with her husband and their three sons and enjoys watching them excel in sports and other activities.
Cory has been with CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc since 2009. Currently she is a Branch Operations Manager who provides management and support to ensure the success of the 150 + branches nationwide. Cory earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Niagara University in 2007. She is active in the community through volunteer work and coaching CYO volleyball and basketball. Cory competes in triathlons and enjoys skiing and spending time with her family and friends.
Patricia is the owner of Brecksville Florist & Gifts located at Millside Centre in Brecksville. She is a Kent State University graduate with a major in Fashion Merchandising and a Business minor. Throughout her career Pat has worked as a Sales Executive for several different technology companies in the greater Cleveland area. She has been an active Brecksville Chamber Board member since 2010. In June, 2015 Pat and Paul Oleksa got married and they now live in Broadview Heights. She has one daughter and two grandchildren who live in Alaska.
Debra is a Business Development Representative with Third Federal Savings & Loan. Debra started with Third Federal in March of 2001. As a Business Development Representative Debra spends her days educating Realtors and Builders on products that will help their clients be successful home owner’s. Debra and her husband Jeff have been residence of Brecksville for 19 years. They have a son, Bryan married to Leann and two grandchildren.
Kathy has been with Westfield Bank since 2004. She is a Team Lead 2, focusing on new accounts, HELOC and auto loans. She manages her branch in Brecksville and concentrates on excellent customer service. Westfield also focuses on Business and Private banking needs. Westfield Bank is your local community bank that believes you should expect more from your bank. We are your trusted partner dedicated to meeting you financial goals. Kathy went to Brecksville schools from K-12 and has been involved in the community for many years. Kathy lives in Brecksville with her husband Rick where they have raised three children. Kathy and Rick also own R & K Sheet Metal Inc. in Cleveland.
Matt is active member of the Brecksville business community. He is the owner of Creekside Restaurant & Bar which has been in business for over 25 years. Matt has been involved with the Brecksville Chamber of Commerce for almost 20 years. Matt is a graduate of Kent State University and lives in Brecksville with his wife Shirley.
Rita is the Director of Communications for the MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio. She joined MetroHealth in August 2014 and oversees external communications, media relations and community engagement. Rita is very active in her community serving on a number of non-profit boards including, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, College Now, The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA), The Karen Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation and Prayers from Maria. Rita lives in Rocky River, Ohio and has two adult children, one who attends Ohio University and the other who lives and works in Chicago.
David owns The Framer’s Gallery, our community’s local picture framing and art gallery. A Brecksville resident since 2008, he has served as a Board Member for several local organizations throughout that time, including Brecksville Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for the Arts. Dave earned his Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University in 2001. He is passionate about family and customer experience in his gallery which was Voted #1 in Cleveland for Best Custom Framing. In his free time, Dave loves to spend time camping with his family or catch an Indians game.
The Brecksville Chamber luncheons and after-hours events are a relaxed way to interact with people in our community. When you're new, you are welcomed into the group and when you establish relationships, the chamber is a place to go to visit with these friends. The Brecksville Chamber luncheons start with providing city updates (You can ask questions and get answers!) and then we have lunch while listening to presentations given by presenters from a variety of industries and backgrounds. Who doesn't love getting out of the office to have lunch, socialize, learn, and make connections? I hope to see you at our next gathering! -Sally Crist, Realtor, Keller Williams Greater Cleveland.