Prominent Ohioans and Business Leaders Endorse Bernie Moreno

Bernie Moreno’s support from well-known Ohio and national business figures expands—with new additions to the campaign’s steering committees.

Bernie Moreno’s campaign continues to grow with the support of business and community leaders in Ohio and across the country. New and recent public supporters include the Jay & Jeanie Schottenstein Family,the Andrew & Lindsey Wierda Family, Jon Pinney, Ambassador Jamie McCourt, and Debbie Donley.

“I’m running for Senate to bring an outsider’s perspective to Washington,” Bernie Moreno said. “We need to stop the Socialist agenda coming from the Democrats. I’m thrilled to have more and more leaders joining our movement.”

“Bernie Moreno is the leader we need in the United States Senate. He’s a businessman and outsider who will bring common-sense and customer service to an institution that too often lacks it,” Deb Donley, founding principal of VOCON, said.

The following prominent Ohio and business leaders have signed on to endorse and support Bernie Moreno for the United States Senate. They will be joining the campaign’s steering committees—working to line up further fundraising support and lend their leadership to the effort.

Campaign Steering Committee Additions:

The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Family

The Andrew and Lindsey Wierda Family

Jon Pinney — Jon Pinney counsels entrepreneurs, privately held businesses, non-profit organizations and high net-worth families through Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP (KJK). He is also Chair of the Board of Directors for Destination Cleveland, and serves on the board at FRONT Exhibition Company and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Jon Pinney — Jon Pinney counsels entrepreneurs, privately held businesses, non-profit organizations and high net-worth families through Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP (KJK). He is also Chair of the Board of Directors for Destination Cleveland, and serves on the board at FRONT Exhibition Company and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Debbie Donley — Debbie Donley is founding principal of Vocon, a woman-owned architecture, interior design, and workplace strategy firm that has represented the nation’s leading property owners and space occupiers since 1987.

Ambassador Jamie McCourt — Jamie McCourt became the highest-ranking woman in Major League Baseball. She is the founder and CEO of Jamie Enterprises and a former executive of the Los Angeles Dodgers. President Donald J. Trump appointed her to Ambassador to France and Monaco in December 2017.

A complete list of current members of Bernie Moreno’s National and Ohio Steering Committees is below:

National Steering Committee:

The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Family, Columbus, Ohio

The Andrew and Lindsey Wierda Family, Holland, Michigan

Ed McMullen, Ambassador to Switzerland for President Donald J. Trump
Ed McMullen was the Chair of President Donald J. Trump’s successful 2016 Presidential Campaign in South Carolina. He helped to plan the 2016 Republican National Convention and served as a member of Trump’s transition team and as vice chair of the Trump inaugural committee. In 2017, he was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to be ambassador to Switzerland.

David T. Fischer, Ambassador to Morocco for President Donald J. Trump
David T. Fischer was the Chairman and CEO of the Suburban Collection, an auto dealership in Troy, Michigan. He served as chairman emeritus for North America International Auto Show. In 2017, he was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to be ambassador to Morocco.

Jamie McCourt, Ambassador to France for President Donald J. Trump
Jamie McCourt became the highest-ranking woman in Major League Baseball. She is the founder and CEO of Jamie Enterprises and a former executive of the Los Angeles Dodgers. President Donald J. Trump appointed her to Ambassador to France and Monaco in December 2017.

Grant Cardone, CEO, Cardone Capital
Grant Cardone founded and manages a real estate investment firm, Cardone Capital, with $2.2 Billion assets under management. He is the author of eight business books, thirteen business programs, and is the CEO of seven privately held companies. Forbes calls him one of the top social media business influencers in the world.

Todd Blue, Founder (Retired), indiGO Auto Group
While with indiGO Todd Blue also represented his colleagues nationally on dealer boards for Porsche, Bentley and Aston Martin. Todd was nominated for the TIME Magazine Automobile Dealer of the year in 2019. He currently serves on the board of Kataman Metals in St Louis, MO. Todd most recently formed Lapis Management in Houston Texas. Lapis invests in and operates businesses focused on luxury, access, performance, innovation, and service – all of which are passions of Todd.

Ja’Ron Smith, former Deputy Assistant to President Donald J. Trump for Domestic Policy and former Director of American Innovation for the Trump Administration
Ja’Ron Smith served as a Deputy Assistant to President Donald J. Trump for Domestic Policy Director and deputy director of the Office of American Innovation the Trump administration.

Chris Cox, Founder, Bikers for Trump
Chris Cox is an activist who founded Bikers for Trump. The grassroots group is a national political phenomenon with millions of on the ground volunteers with the sole purpose of supporting President Donald J. Trump and America First agenda candidates. The organization has been distinguished by President Donald J. Trump many times.

Jose Arrieta, Chief Information Officer, Trump Administration Department of Health and Human Services
Jose Arrieta is the former Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer of HHS–serving President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and innovate within the federal government.

Ohio Steering Committee:

Chairman: Heather Lennox, Prominent Community Leader
Heather Lennox was named one of Northeast Ohio’s Most Influential Women in 2019 and named a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer. She is active in Ohio economic development, serving on the Board of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. Heather serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Ohio Business Roundtable.

Pastor Darrell Scott
Dr. Scott serves as the Pastor of New Spirit Revival Center and CEO of WCCD Radio. He was the CEO of the National Diversity Coalition for Donald J. Trump and served on President Donald Trump’s executive transition team.

Jeff Wyler and David Wyler, Wyler Auto Group
Jeff and David Wyler are Cincinnati stalwarts–operating iconic automotive dealerships and investing in the community. Jeff Wyler is currently a minority owner of the Cincinnati Reds, and the family is active in charitable giving.

Andrew Jackson, CEO, Elsons International
Andrew Jackson was named one of Industry Era’s Ten Best Successful CEOs of 2020. Jackson is actively involved in a number of civic/community projects with a focus on bettering the community at large, in general; and the minority community in particular.

Will Lucas, Founder and CEO, A William Lucas Company
Lucas is the founder and CEO at A William Lucas Company. Under this umbrella, Lucas founded several tech and media-related businesses. TechCrunch named him on its 40 Diverse People In Tech Who Made Big Moves In 2015. Business Insider listed him as one of the 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology in 2014 and NBC’s “The Grio” ranked Lucas as one of the Top 10 Blacks in tech to look out for in 2013.

Howard L. Lewis, Chairperson of Development, Cuyahoga Community College
Howard L. Lewis is Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer (ret) Emeritus of Family Heritage Life Insurance Company of America.

Terry Stewart, President (Retired) of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
Stewart was the Rock Hall’s longest serving leader. In his 14-year tenure, he transformed the non-profit museum into a thriving, financially stable Cleveland institution and an international tourist attraction.

Terry Coyne, Real Estate Broker
Terry Coyne is a Vice Chairman in the Cleveland office of the commercial real estate services firm, Newmark. Over the course of his 25-year career, he has sold or leased more than 2 billion dollars’ worth of real estate around Northeast Ohio.

Vic DiGeronimo Jr, Chief Executive Officer at DiGeronimo Companies
Vic DiGeronimo Jr is the CEO of one of Ohio’s most impactful heavy civil construction and real estate development companies–with over 35 years of experience in the space and more than 1,000 employees.

Matt Hlavin, CEO of Thogus Products Company
Matt Hlavin was named President of the Avon Lake, Ohio manufacturer in early 2009 after mastering roles such as sales representative and vice president of sales and marketing.

Jon Pinney, Managing Partner, Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP
Jon Pinney counsels entrepreneurs, privately held businesses, non-profit organizations and high net-worth families through Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP (KJK). He is also Chair of the Board of Directors for Destination Cleveland, and serves on the board at FRONT Exhibition Company and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Jon was a member of the local RNC committee’s board, as well as its general counsel and treasurer, after authoring the successful bid to host the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2016.

Jared Barker, Vice President, Huntington Bank
Jared Barker is a Vice President at Huntington Bank in Cleveland, Ohio. He served as the President of Greater Cleveland Young Republicans from 2014 – 2017. Jared worked on local campaigns throughout northeast Ohio over the past six years. Jared’s mother, Judge Pam Barker, is a federal appointed judge in Ohio by President Donald J. Trump.

Debbie Donley, Owner and Principal, Vocon
Debbie Donley is founding principal of Vocon, a woman-owned architecture, interior design, and workplace strategy firm that has represented the nation’s leading property owners and space occupiers since 1987. Under Debbie’s leadership, Vocon has grown into one of the largest design firms in the country and one of the top 40 firms internationally, with more than 175 employees in three cities and a portfolio of award-winning work. Vocon is widely recognized for its vision, creativity and innovation, and it has been named among the “Best Places to Work” 16 different times. Debbie is committed to professional development and mentoring, and is deeply engaged in the community through her activism and charitable work.