CORE OF SUMMER ON THE CUYAHOGA

The SOTC Board of Directors is composed of alumnae/i from each participating school (school affiliation is noted after each name) and at-large board members representing the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio (NEO) community.

2017 Opening Reception
2017 Opening Reception

Eric McGarvey, Executive Director

Eric McGarvey is an honors graduate of Western Carolina University with degrees in Business Administration/Law and Economics/Entrepreneurial Studies. Recently he completed a two-year graduate program at Case Western Reserve University earning a Masters of Nonprofit Organizations.

Eric has established experience in areas of corporate sales, marketing, operations, and project management. For the past ten years, he has worked in various roles with The Intergenerational Schools and Breakthrough Schools, a network of ten high quality community schools in Cleveland. Most recently he has served as Breakthrough’s Director of Student Enrollment and Outreach. He also has entrepreneurial experience through his work in leadership development training, large-scale conference support, and small to mid-size organization consulting.

Eric is a strong advocate for the nonprofit community and serves as the chairman of the board of directors for Cleveland’s Cosmic Bobbins Foundation. While he is a huge supporter of Cleveland, Eric also values the countless professional and social connections established through his involvement in state and national organizations. This includes Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda where he has been elected to multiple leadership roles and currently serves as the Professional Division National Secretary & Treasurer. In his free time, Eric enjoys traveling, participating in year-round volleyball leagues, and promoting lifelong learning and the city of Cleveland.

Eric can be reached at emcgarvey@summeronthecuyahoga.com.

Renee Murry, Assistant Director

A Toledo native, Renee Murry is a graduate of Adrian College where she studied communication with a double minor in journalism and sport management. While there she was a member of the AC Dance Team, Executive Editor of the Adrian College Newspaper and hosted a radio show. Prior to coming to Summer on the Cuyahoga, Renee gained experience working in non-profit with the YMCA of Greater Toledo and Humane Ohio. Renee serves on the Board of Directors for Madison Avenue School for the Arts and Issue Box Theatre, both in Toledo.

Renee’s experience also includes working in higher education with Student Activities in the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University. In her role Renee worked with OSU’s three student governments on grants, event planning, travel and purchasing. While in Columbus Renee served as the Vice President of YES Columbus, a volunteer branch of Dress for Success. Renee plans to pursue both a Masters and JD in the future.

Renee also enjoys her “fun jobs” working in the sport and entertainment industries. She has worked for teams such as the Detroit Red Wings, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Indians and minor league teams for a combined 11 seasons. She also assists on large scale productions and the traveling fundraiser, Magic Gives Back. In her free time, Renee enjoys designing websites, kayaking, exploring Cleveland’s parks with her dogs and completing her goal to visit every MLB stadium. She also enjoys volunteering in the arts community and hosts a podcast aimed for the millennial generation.

Renee can be reached at rmurry@summeronthecuyahoga.com

Organizational Leadership

Board officers include:

  • Janet Cho (University of Chicago), Board President
  • Ashley Solomon (Case Western Reserve), Board Vice President
  • Greg River (University of Chicago), Board Treasurer
  • C. Paul Vogelsang (Colgate), Board Secretary

Board directors are:

  • Gina Beim (Case Western Reserve)
  • Paul Cascio (Colgate)
  • James Chandler (Cornell)
  • John Rodriguez (Cornell)
  • Kathryn Kramer Gaydos (Denison)
  • Matthew Liebson (Denison)
  • Sarah Kirwen (Ohio Wesleyan)
  • Brandi Weekley (Ohio Wesleyan)
  • Marjorie Roth (Smith)
  • Musette Vincent (Smith)
  • Laura Sangree (University of Chicago)
  • Vikki Anderson (Ex officio)
  • Tim Beach (Ex officio)
  • Lynn-Ann Gries (Ex officio)