Meet Our Staff

Smart Business Executive Team

Fred Koury
President & CEO
Founded: July 1, 1989
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440.250.7000

Michael Marzec
Managing Partner, COO
Staff Member Since: April 1, 1995
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440.250.7078

Lee Koury
Managing Partner
Staff Member Since: March 1, 2002
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440.250.7025

Smart Business Magazines & Events Leadership Team

Dustin S. Klein
Chief Content Officer
Staff Member Since: April 28, 1997
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440.250.7026

Kathy Deutsch
Controller
Staff Member Since: October 18, 1994
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440.250.7051

John Lotenero
Vice President, Event Management
Staff Member Since: September 11, 2006
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440.250.7013

Editorial Team

Sue Ostrowski
Content Director
Staff Member Since: October 12, 1998
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440.250.7074

Adam Burroughs
Senior Editor
Staff Member Since: April 24, 2012
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440.250.7062

Dan Pender
Associate Producer
Staff Member Since: August 23, 2021
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440.250.7036

Events Team

Danielle Catteau
Director of Events
Staff Member Since: November 16, 2007
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440.250.7048

Meredith Rankin
Event Manager
Staff Member Since: January 24, 2011
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440.250.7023

Lisa Dore
Event Manager
Staff Member Since: July 6, 2015
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440.250.7050

Suzi Linn
Event Coordinator
Staff Member Since: August 23, 2021
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440-250-7011

Production Team

Jim Mericsko
Creative Director
Staff Member Since: November 9, 1995
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440.250.7072

Wendy Armon
Senior Art Director
Staff Member Since: August 14, 2017
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440.250.7071

Amy K. Ward
Account Director
Staff Member Since: August 22, 2011
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440.250.7024

Sales Team

Katie Janoch
Vice President of Sales
Staff Member Since: September 26, 2016
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440.250.7073

Janet K. Valore
Vice President of Sales
Staff Member Since: July 16,  1990
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440.250.7035

Karen Karmalowicz
Vice President of Sales
Staff Member Since: February 12, 2021
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440-250-7059

Dana Evans
Appointment Setter
Staff Member Since: August 7, 2018
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440-250-7095

Admistrative

Jill Brown
Administrative Assistant & Office Administrator
Staff Member Since: September 2, 2002
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440.250.7075