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CSU Trustee to Address First Class of Parker Hannifin LLC Students

Cleveland leader David Reynolds is senior vice president with KeyCorp

CLEVELAND (October 11, 2019) – The Parker Hannifin Living Learning Community, a unique residential mentoring program offered by Cleveland State University, has inaugurated a new speaker series designed to enhance leadership training for students. The inaugural speaker will be David Reynolds, senior vice president with KeyCorp and current member of CSU’s Board of Trustees.

The Parker Hannifin Living Learning Community Speaker Series is a student-centered initiative designed to provide enhanced leadership skills and a better understanding of the needs of the community. It will feature high level business executives, community leaders and innovators who will share their insights with students about their careers, the qualities leaders need in today's global economy and the tangible steps to achieve excellence in one's own college and career path.

The first event in the series  will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, October 31 in the Fenn Tower Ballroom on the CSU campus. It will include remarks by Reynolds followed by a discussion with students participating in the living and learning community. This will be followed by a broader question and answer session for all attendees. It is free and open to the public.

“Any time I have the opportunity to address our young leaders, I feel it’s important to offer words of affirmation and encouragement,” says Reynolds. “I hope they take away lessons they can use to enhance their leadership skills to impact their respective communities and beyond.”

As private banking executive and senior vice president for KeyCorp’s Private Bank, Reynolds heads the Cleveland market, delivering customized advising solutions to ensure successful outcomes for families across generations. Before joining KeyCorp in 2015, he was managing director of JP Morgan’s Private Bank in Northeast Ohio. Reynolds is also a passionate Cleveland community leader who, on top of his service to CSU, has served as chairman of the boards of the Friends of Ginn Academy and Karamu House and as a director for University Hospitals and the Great Lakes Science Center, among others.

The Parker Hannifin Living and Learning Community was founded in 2019 thanks to a $5 million gift from Parker Hannifin Corporation. It provides free housing, academic support and mentoring services to 30 Cleveland Metropolitan School District graduates annually who are attending CSU via the Say Yes to Education program. The initiative is designed to augment the tuition assistance support provided by Say Yes and help ensure that all students have access to a high-quality college education that leads to professional career success.

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