Message from the President


Lauren HArris headshotJuly marked the beginning of my term as President and I am excited and thrilled to take on this position and continue the amazing work of those that came before me.

These past few months have been filled with transition as we said goodbye to board members: Brooke Cuevas, Dena Mooty, Hallie Yavitch, Jani Memorich, Kristi Kosir, Sara Clouse and Sara Zavorek, and welcomed new board members: Allison Kimbrough, Becky Griesmer, Erin Wander, Joanna Gay, Karlie Haines and Sarah Charlton.
I would like to thank those who stepped down, for their time and commitment to the organization and I look forward to our membership having the opportunity to meet and connect with our new board members at the November Meet Up event.
WISE National has also been undergoing a series of changes as we welcomed six new chapters (Charlotte, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Greater Raleigh and Utah) while also unveiling a new website. In addition, they have been working diligently to create more cohesiveness between the national level and local chapters through the execution of an annual President’s Summit. This year’s Summit was hosted at the beginning of October in San Diego, California and allowed collaboration between each chapter and in-depth discussions on best practices, developing a strong board and goal setting.
The Cleveland chapter has been working hard over these three months to develop programming that will further enhance member engagement and bring added value to you as members. Throughout the end of this year and over the course of next year, you will see a combination of networking/social, professional development, educational and community outreach events come across the WISE Cleveland calendar. We always welcome membership input and feedback and encourage our members to e-mail for events you would like to see hosted.
Keep up-to-date with all of our events and happenings via our website and social media accounts (@wisecleveland,
Kindest Regards,