Position: Director of Communications
Name: Carolyn Kovach
Company: City of Parma
Bio: Oversee media relations, crisis communications, web content, social media, publications, and community relations for the City of Parma. 20+ years of experience in communications and marketing. Previous experience as Marketing Manager at Tri-C West & BUC, Director of Communications at St. Ignatius High School, and Corporate Communications Editor for American Greetings.
An award-winning county reporter for a chain of community newspapers in South Palm Beach County, Fla., and as a trade press editor in the Cleveland trade publishing industry.
Topics: Media Relations, Storytelling via social media and traditional print media. Public production.
Availability: In-person, Fri/Sat, Afternoon/Evening
Position: Freelance Graphic Designer
Name: Esther Frayda Safrin
Company: ER Graphic Innovations
Bio: Recent graduate of Lake Erie College with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Graphic Design.
Topics: Graphic Design, Entrepreneurship
Availability: In-person, Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs, Morning/Afternoon/Evening
Position: Marketing Director
Name: Faith Boone
Company: Effective Leadership Academy
Bio: Cleveland State University graduate. Previous work experience at Sun Newspapers covering 9 beats over 5 municipalities and 4 police departments. Experience at Cleveland.com helping launch hyperlocal pages, social media strategist and account executive for Stevens Strategic Communications, and continued social media and web producer work at News 5 Cleveland. Currently in a marketing director position at a non-profit that helps young people develop their leadership and soft skills.
Topics: Social Media, Journalism, Marketing, Advertising, Media Buying, Media Relations, Public Relations, Entrepreneurship, Freelance Writing, IT, Professional Development, and/or Leadership Training.
Availability: In-person & Virtually, Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs, Morning/Afternoon
Position: Owner/Creative Director, Designer
Name: Chelsea Kovar
Company: All of Her Design Studio
Bio: Chelsey Kovar, owner of All of Her Design Studio in Parma, is a national award winning graphic designer who studied visual communications at Tri-C. A firm believer that creative ideas can change the world, Chelsey works with clients across the spectrum on everything from brand identities to websites, advertising campaigns and anything in between.
Working with local leaders and change-makers, she is a passionate civic leader, working to better her community through partnerships and collaborative efforts.
Topics: Advertising, Graphic Design, Production Design, Creative/Art Directing, Women in Business, Small Business, Networking.
Availability: In-person, Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri/Sat, Morning/Afternoon/Evening