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Levin Graduate Tania Menesse Among 2023 Community Leaders of the Year

Congratulations to Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs graduate Tania Menesse (MSUS ’10), who was recently inducted into Cleveland Magazine’s 2023 Business Hall of Fame & Community Leaders of the Year.

Menesse currently serves as CEO and president of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP).  Before joining CNP she served as the community development director for the city of Cleveland and prior to that she served as the director of economic development for the city of Shaker Heights.

“We cannot fulfill the promise of Cleveland if such significant tracts of the city and the people who live in them do not enjoy the opportunity that the rest of the city does,” Menesse shared with Cleveland Magazine. “A lot of this work is passion for your community and a drive to persist and see the vision for change.” 

The Business Hall of Fame inductions started in 1996 as a Bicentennial project with the city of Cleveland, designed to celebrate the achievements of the men and women who helped shape our city. Since then, they have continued to celebrate the legacy of the leaders among us. According to Cleveland Magazine, “These inductees have achieved career success that is impossible to overlook. Throughout their careers, they have built and supported our communities as titans of their chosen fields.”

Read the full story on Tania’s Hall of Fame induction here. »