Jeff Rusnak, President + CEO

Jeff’s 30+ year career has been dedicated to improving communities by helping government agencies, organizations, causes, donors, foundations, businesses, and candidates for federal, state, and local office communicate strategically and more effectively with their audiences.

Jeff’s nationally recognized work includes strategic guidance on media, public relations, organizational development, public affairs, advocacy, and marketing. He has developed and managed diverse projects for local, regional, and national clients in support of education, the environment, arts and culture, economic development, health care, human services, transportation, and other critical public interest issues.

Jeff has directed campaigns that have resulted in billions of public funding for essential assets in Northeast Ohio and throughout the state, including leading the successful campaign to renew the excise tax funding Cuyahoga County’s robust arts and culture sector. He also oversaw the highly regarded 2006 countywide ballot initiative that established Cuyahoga Arts & Culture—one of the top local funders of arts and culture in the US. During his career, Jeff has played a lead role in more than 100 campaigns at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.