Business Advisory

Business Advisory

Comprised of many local community business leaders representing diverse occupations, the Business Advisory Council is committed to work in partnership with the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District in order to exchange information and ideas regarding the school district’s short and long term strategic planning, enhance existing curriculum and foster support between the school district, businesses and residents. The ultimate goal of this partnership is to strengthen student development and achievement and to enhance the district’s overall operations.

The primary goals of the BAC are to:

  • Allow residents to learn more about the business operations and educational activities of the schools.
  • Allow administrators and community residents to share ideas and discuss opportunities to enhance the school program.
  • Allow businesses to become involved in helping students.
  • Allow residents to learn more about the development of the communities.

Lou Carouse, Jr.
Gem City Plastic Machinery

In addition to being a member of the Business Advisory Council, Mr. Carouse, Jr. has been a Brecksville City Councilman since 1990. He attended the Brecksville Broadview Hts Schools graduating in 1971 along with his wife, Pam. He has also had two daughters graduate from the district as well. He is very familiar with the school system and his mother was the librarian at the old ‘Wallings Road School’ for many years staring in the 1960's.

Michael Gorman
Western Reserve Bank
Mr. Gorman is a resident of Brecksville and a Regional President of Western Reserve Bank. He is president of the Brecksville Chamber of Commerce, he is also a member of CERT and a parishioner at St. Basil Catholic Church.

Sue Hastings
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P.

Kathleen Mack
BBH Board of Education

Mrs. Mack is the BOE representative to the Business Advisory Council. Kathleen and her husband Rex have three children enrolled in Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools.

Gary Naim
Petros Homes
Mr. Naim lives in the district and his company, Petros Homes, is a well known homebuilder inside and outside of the district. Gary is a resident and has been a member of the Business Advisory Council since 2004.

P. Joseph Madak
Superintendent, BBH Schools
Dr. Madak is the Superintendent of the Brecksville Broadview Hts School District and member of the Business Advisory Council.

Thomas Rittman
The Retail Equation
Mr. Rittman is a resident and former graduate of the Brecksville Broadview Hts Schools. He has been a member of the Business Advisory Council since 2004 and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Ohio Direct Marketing Association (NODMA).

William Rittman
WRR Associates, Inc.

Gregory Skaljac
Luce, Smith & Scott, Inc.
Mr. Skaljac is Vice President of Luce, Smith & Scott Insurance Agency located in Brecksville. He joined the Business Advisory Council in 2002 and sits as its chairperson. Greg is a member of the Brecksville City Counsel, member of the Western Reserve Bank Advisory Council and a past Trustee of the BBH Schools Foundation. He is a 1991 graduate of the district and his wife is a 1993 graduate. They have two children enrolled in Brecksville Broadview Hts Schools.

Gary E. Sternad
Home Federal Savings & Loan
Mr. Sternad has had a 30 year career in the financial services industry in NE Ohio and currently is employed with Home Federal Savings & Loan. He has been a member of the Business Advisory Council since 1997. A life long resident and graduate of Brecksville Broadview Hts schools, he and his wife Joyce have 3 children who have all been educated in the district’s schools. He is a Member of the Brecksville Chamber of Commerce and St. Basil Church.

Chris Coad
BBH Board of Education, Director of Business Services, BBH Schools

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Business Advisory Council, please contact Chris Coad, Director of Business Services, at 440-740-4015.

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