Cleveland State University alumnae, as well as a student, have been named the top 20 in their twenties by Crain’s Cleveland Business, a trusted Northeast Ohio source for business news and information. The list acknowledges the accomplishments, leadership, advocates, and entrepreneurship of young people from the greater Cleveland area.
2015 Cleveland Marshall College of Law graduate, Brenden Kelley, is an attorney and director of marketing and business development at Wuliger & Wuliger LLC. His time at Wuliger & Wuliger started in high school as part of his senior project and progressed through college to his full-time role at the firm.
Kelley spends most of his professional time with commercial litigation. The Cleveland Heights native has been most recently tasked leading the marketing and business development efforts at the firm. He gives back to CSU through his time on the board of visitors at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law.
Concord native, Sydney Martis, is the manager of research at Team NEO, a business development organization focused on economic growth and job creation throughout Northeast Ohio. Martis earned her master’s in urban planning and development at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.
Martis gathers information on skills employers are looking for and how to train and educate for those jobs. She is currently managing the “Aligning Opportunities” report which looks at the region’s workforce needs while additionally piloting programs that connect people with qualified skills and transportation needs to local jobs in the region.
Master of Public Administration student, Patrick Mohorcic, is currently serving as director of workforce development at the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. During his time at the College of Wooster for his undergraduate, Mohorcic worked with the student organization, Men Working For Change, which advocates and raises awareness about sexual assault on campus.
Mohorcic has created two successful programs for Lake County including “Career Bound,” a job and internship fair for students home for the holidays. His other program seeks to connect people from low-income neighborhoods to jobs in Lake County.
Learn more about the Crain’s top 20 in their twenties here.