The Press Club of Cleveland's Holiday Party

12/7/2022 5:30:00 PM


Holiday Party

The Press Club of Cleveland's Holiday Party

and Annual Meeting

to meet and mingle with leaders in Cleveland's journalism and communications community

Wednesday, Dec. 7th 5:30-8:00 PM

Market Garden Brewery (Ohio City Room)


Get those "ugly" holiday sweaters ready!



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The Press Club of Cleveland board of directors has approved the following slate of nominees for election as club officers for 2023:

  • Elizabeth McIntyre, Executive Editor, Crain’s Cleveland Business – President
  • Kevin Adelstein, President & CEO, Cleveland Jewish Publication Co. - 1st VP and assistant treasurer
  • Bob Rosenbaum, Project Co-Chair, The Heights Observer - 2nd VP, special projects
  • Shannon Mortland, Director of Communications, Oswald Cos. – Secretary
  • Carol Kovach, Editor, NEO Catholic magazine – Treasurer


The board has also approved the slate of nominees for election to the board of directors:

  • Kevin Adelstein (O), for re-election
  • Sharon Broussard (M), former Project Manager NEOSoJo, for re-election
  • Ron Calhoun (M), Publisher/Executive Director, The Cleveland Observer, for election
  • Andy Fishman (M), Vice President/News Director, WJW TV, for election
  • Joe Kubic (O), CEO, The Adcom Group, for election
  • Lila Mills (M), Editor-in-Chief, Signal Cleveland, for election
  • Shannon Mortland (O), for re-election
  • Denise Polverine (M - immediate past-president), Publisher, Cleveland Magazine, for re-election
  • Mark Puente (M), Investigative Reporter, Cleveland Marshall Project, for election
  • Bob Rosenbaum (O), for re-election
  • Janus Small (O), CEO, Janus Small Associates, for election to a one-year term


A vote by the general membership will be held at the Press Club’s Holiday Party & Annual Meeting, 5:30-8 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th St.


The board consists of 19 members with at least 10 working journalists, who are designated as Media (M) members. The other nine board members are designated as Other (O) and may include journalists as well as people engaged in allied fields. The sole function of the designation is to ensure the club is governed by a majority of working journalists.


Directors serve staggered two-year terms, so each year sees the election of either nine or 10 board members. This year, there was an extra board seat to fill for a one-year term due to the early departure of a previous board member.


Current board members whose terms continue until the end of 2023 are:

  • Cliff Anthony (O), Professor of Journalism, LCCC
  • Curtis Danburg (O), VP Communication and Community Impact, Cleveland Guardians
  • Thom Fladung (O), Managing Partner, Hennes Communications
  • Marlene Harris-Taylor (M), Director of Engaged Journalism, Ideastream
  • Carol Kovach (M)
  • Amy McGahan (O), Managing Director, Dix & Eaton
  • Elizabeth McIntyre (M)
  • Russ Mitchell (M), Anchor and Managing Editor, WKYC-TV3


Members of this year’s nominating committee were Kevin Adelstein, Sam Allard, John Betchkal, Sharon Broussard, Shannon Mortland, Bob Rosenbaum (chair) and David Sartin. The committee priorities in developing this year’s slate included strategic planning, fundraising, representation from forward-looking media entities, and an ongoing commitment to diversity.