The Literacy Cooperative


2019 Cleveland Corporate Spelling Bee

Thursday, September 12, 2019

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The City Club of Cleveland

Thank you to all who who attended, supported, and spelled during this great event! Check out FreshWater Cleveland’s coverage of the event here, and see Mike Polk Jr.’s commentary here.

Team Benesch took the championship crown that night, but not before a close battle with competitors! Tri-C, ideastream and Medical Mutual all made it into the final four.


Mayor Frank Jackson
City of Cleveland
County Executive Armond Budish
Cuyahoga County


Marc Stefanski

Third Federal Savings


David Abbott
The George Gund Fdn

Kip Bollin
Thompson Hine LLP

Jeanette Grasselli Brown
Community Leader

Marc S. Byrnes
Oswald Companies

Rick Chiricosta
Medical Mutual

Char Fowler
Community Leader

Dr. Alex Johnson
Cuyahoga Community College

Randell McShepard
RPM International Inc.

August A. Napoli, Jr.
United Way of Greater Cleveland

Pat Pastore

Richard W. Pogue
Jones Day

Albert B. Ratner
Forest City Realty Trust

Ronn Richard
Cleveland Foundation

Hewitt B. Shaw, Jr.

Robert C. Smith
Cerity Partners

Barbara R. Snyder
Case Western Reserve University

J. Mark Sutherland
The Lubrizol Corporation

Felton Thomas, Jr.
Cleveland Public Library

Thomas F. Zenty III
University Hospitals

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