Mr. David Johnson
Director of Sales, Marketing, & Public Relations
The Cleveland Convention Center & The Global Center For Health Innovation
Dave Johnson is in his fifth year as the Director of Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations for the Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation, overseeing the implementation of a strategic sales, communications, and marketing plan and serving as the primary media contact for the facility. John also coordinated the highly-successful SBE diversity and inclusion effort during construction of the $465 million facility.
Last fall, Johnson added Director of Sales duties for SMG and is also working for Cuyahoga County on the Hilton Convention Center Hotel project. He also serves as director of public relations for The Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
Johnson is an alternate on the Cleveland City Planning Commission and is an ordained elder at Old Stone Church in downtown Cleveland. Johnson came to Cleveland after spending 22 years with the University of Illinois. A veteran broadcaster, Johnson was the executive producer of the 65-station Illini Sports Radio Network and has been a producer and associate producer for ABC, NBC, ESPN, SportsChanel Ohio, and Bud Sports, including Cincinnati Reds baseball, the U.S. Olympic Festival, and ABC's "Baseball Night in America." He and his wife, Libby, reside in Cleveland's historic West Park neighborhood.
2014 Idea Exchange Lunch Keynote Speaker
Mr. Donald A. Sinko, CPA, CRMA
Chief Integrity Officer
The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Don Sinko is the Chief Integrity Officer for the Cleveland Clinic, with responsibility for the Offices of Internal Audit, Corporate Compliance and Business Ethics, and Coding Compliance. In this capacity, Don oversees the audit and compliance programs that focus on risk management, regulatory compliance business ethics and internal controls for the health system. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Don was the Director of Internal Audit at Eaton Corporation, responsible for an international internal audit staff serving operations on six continents. Prior to Eaton, Don was an Audit Senior Manager with Ernst & Young in Cleveland, serving primarily healthcare and SEC manufacturing clients. Don, a certified public accountant and a graduate of Miami University, also has extensive board of trustee experience, having actively served on the Board of Trustees of The Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern Ohio, Ohio Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Presbytery of the Western Reserve, and the Miami University Center for Business Excellence.