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Loaned Executive Program - Office of the Cuyahoga County Executive

The Loaned Executive Program is a public-private partnership that recruits individuals to help implement transition recommendations and new projects and lend technical expertise on various aspects of the new county executive form of government.

Nick York, Chair of the Business Practice group at the law firm of Tucker Ellis West LLP, serves as the liaison to the County Executive’s staff. Duane Thornton of the President's Council, Oliver “Pudge” Henkel of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Paul Clark, Regional President for Northern Ohio at PNC Bank, Daniel Walsh, Northeast Ohio President at Huntington Bank in Cleveland, Barry Doggett at Eaton Corporation and others have served on an advisory group.

Through early August 2013, we have engaged 28 individuals in the program. The nature of the work ranges from small, short-term projects to assess the process for issuing a Request for Proposals to an expansive long-term assessment of organization-wide information technology needs. We have had individuals lending their expertise on performance measurement protocols through the CountyStat Task Force; conducting research on providing a county-wide civil service exam for shared services in fire and rescue; assessing existing County property holdings and developing a plan to find better and efficient uses of the property; redesigning the County's financial reporting system; reviewing consultant proposals to address needs in Human Resources; establishing the Internal Audit Review Committee, and providing guidance on a risk management structure.

“Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River form the historical heart of our region and they have demonstrated great improvement in recent decades. Reporting the continued improvement of the river and lake will be a signature of our region’s vitality.  I am pleased to be able to lend my experience to the County’s important initiatives.”    

~ Lou McMahon

"Working with the Cuyahoga County government on a variety of economic development and regional collaboration projects has proven to be a very rewarding experience.  The work assignments were challenging and important relative to the County's strategic priorities.  Staff were easy to work with and committed to achieving project goals on a timely basis.  There were many instances where merging public and private experiences produced terrific  solutions to difficult problems.  The Program offers a rare opportunity to expand one's knowledge and appreciation of government operations, contribute to Cuyahoga County's success while at the same time serving one's community."
~Jim Fishell

“The Loaned Executive Program has been a godsend. What I found out from our experts is that many large corporations struggle with property inventory. They explained how they have used a similar plan to assist corporations with the same challenges. It was a perfect fit for what we needed.”
~ Bonnie Teeuwen, Director of Public Works on the Real Estate Strategy group.

"The Loaned Executive Program has been a great non-biased resource that has helped us develop and implement our IT strategy for the County.   This is an extremely valuable program that I would recommend to other state and local governments." 
~ Jeff Mowry, Chief Information Officer, Department of Information Technology

"We met with John Boyle and the Law Department recently to go over the RFP for the Risk Policy.  John was very helpful and provided insight to County staff based on his experience on risk functions and offered guidance when we meet to review the proposals.  It will be helpful to Cuyahoga County to have someone like John assist us during the proposal review process."
~ Stan Kosilesky, Planning and Finance Administrator, Department of Public Works

" Barbara H. Prescott from Eaton Electric South Africa was instrumental in emphasizing the need for an integrated document management system to meet the County's modern needs." 
~ Majeed Mahklouf, Director of Law

Click here for more information on the Loaned Executive Program.
Click here for the Ethics Statement Form.
Click here for a list of Current Requests for a Loaned Executive.

Contact Jennifer Scofield for more information.

If you are a business, non-profit, government or academic executive or leader and would like to volunteer your expertise to Cuyahoga County, please sign up by completing the form below.

Loaned Executive Program