Join City Year Cleveland for our 2013 Ripples of Hope gala event honoring the work of our corps members and Idealist of the Year Randell McShepard!
Saturday April 13, 2013
6:30pm - Registration begins
7:00pm-11:00pm - Reception and Program
smARTspace at 78th Street Studios
1305 W. 80th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
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Idealist of the Year Award
Vice President – Public
RPM International, Inc.
Randell McShepard was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from John F. Kennedy High School he attended Baldwin-Wallace College, where he received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Communications. Mr. McShepard also attended Cleveland State University and received a Master of Science Degree in Urban Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.
Mr. McShepard is currently employed as the Vice President of Public Affairs for RPM International Inc., a $4 billion dollar chemical coatings/paint company headquartered in Medina, Ohio. In this post, he is responsible for managing external and government affairs for the company. His duties also include leading the corporate philanthropy program and facilitating corporate purchasing initiatives with over 15 of RPM’s subsidiary business units. Prior to joining RPM, Randell worked for 15 years in nonprofit management positions focused on workforce development, economic development, government affairs and community service.
An active community and corporate leader, Mr. McShepard is currently serving on several boards in Northeast Ohio including Baldwin-Wallace University, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, The John Hay School of Science and Medicine, The George Gund Foundation and Taylor Oswald LLC. He is also a Co-Founder and Chairman of PolicyBridge, a public policy think tank serving the Northeast Ohio region. Mr. McShepard’s previous community/civic leadership roles have included Past Chairman of the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board, Past Chairman of the Sisters of Charity Foundation, Past Vice Chairman of the Fund for Our Economic Future and Past Vice Chairman of Business Volunteers Unlimited. He also served on the Executive Committee for the Cuyahoga County Government Reform transition in 2010.
Among his many honors, Mr. McShepard was inducted into the John F. Kennedy High School Hall of Fame and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of Cleveland State University. He also received the 2011 “Black Professional of the Year” Award from the Black Professional Association Charitable Foundation and is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland.
Mr. McShepard is currently serving as a member of the Public Affairs Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers, and as the Cleveland representative for the Transatlantic Cities Network, which brings together 25 European and American cities annually to share best practices for urban revitalization and growth. He is also active in his church, St. James AME in Cleveland, where he serves on the Steward Board.
Randell and his wife Gail reside in Beachwood, Ohio with their three children - Anthony, Madison and Avery.