(Cleveland) - The head of Cleveland's chamber of commerce is retiring.
Joe Roman will step down in April 2021 as president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.
Roman has run the economic development organization since its formation in 2004. GCP was formed when Cleveland Tomorrow, the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, the Greater Cleveland Roundtable, NorTech, COSE, and the Commission on Economic Inclusion all merged.
In a statement, Roman said, "I have been fortunate to have had a career working with the most committed leaders in Cleveland over the past 36 years — in business, government and philanthropy," Roman said in a statement. "As a lifelong Clevelander, I always wanted to be in a position where I could help our city and I am grateful that I found a career that was perfect for me and allowed me to be challenged and excited by the work every day."
Greater Cleveland Partnership has 12,000 members, making it the largest metropolitan chamber of commerce in the nation.
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