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who went where? a rundown of recently filled positions


Several Cleveland area companies have some new faces on their staffs. Here’s a rundown of who has landed new positions.

After 15 years in marketing and public relations in the non-profit entertainment sector, Tom Sarago has launched Spruce, a Lakewood-based, full-service marketing and PR firm. Sarago plans to make his agency a collaborative effort with other Cleveland agencies. “A big goal is to make this a company that grows with other Cleveland PR pros’ input and support,” he says. “Spruce is my company and I am taking the bulk of the risk, but my plan for this is to be something of an agency that is driven by strong PR pros here in Cleveland. I want to engage as many people in Spruce as long as they have something to add to it.” 
 
Brittany Costa joined Engage! Cleveland as its program assistant. Costa is responsible for providing support across the organization’s various program areas. She originally got involved with Engage! Cleveland in 2013 as an events committee member. Costa holds a BS in education and human development from Bowling Green State University. “Through my work at Engage! Cleveland I hope that I am able to influence other young professionals and help them realize what an amazing city we live in,” says Costa. “I am excited to be working for an organization that is aspiring to attract, engage and retain young talent in Cleveland.” 

Angie Ferenchak has joined JumpStart’s entrepreneurial talent program as a senior recruiter. After beginning her career in accounting, Ferenchak found her true interest was in recruiting. In her position at JumpStart, she will help companies and organizations identify, attract and retain the right talent to help them grow.

Andrew Watterson has been named head of sustainability at KeyBank. In this position, Watterson leads the bank in the development and execution of a sustainability strategy for sustainable growth. He works with the corporate responsibility team and bank leadership. Previously, Watterson was a consultant with BrownFlynn and was chief of sustainability for the City of Cleveland.
 
Greg Zucca is Cleveland Heights’ new economic development director. Previously, Zucca was a program manager for Cuyahoga County’s Western Reserve Fund, an economic development fund to help rehab industrial sites and attract new business and investment to greater Cleveland. He received his master's degree in urban planning, design and development at CSU’s Levin College of Urban Affairs in 2001.

Have a new hire to share? Email Karin with the details and we’ll help spread the word!
 
 

Read more articles by Karin Connelly Rice.

Karin Connelly Rice enjoys telling people's stories, whether it's a promising startup or a life's passion. Over the past 18 years she has reported on the local business community for publications such as Inside Business and Cleveland Magazine. She was editor of the Rocky River/Lakewood edition of In the Neighborhood and was a reporter and photographer for the Amherst News-Times. At Fresh Water she enjoys telling the stories of Clevelanders who are shaping and embracing the business and research climate in Cleveland.
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