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Kenny Koblitz, Executive Director

Kenny Koblitz

Kenny Koblitz, Executive Director

Executive Director Kenny Koblitz is one of the CJO’s original fans and a former member of its Board. For the past 15 years, Kenny has been a consultant to the specialty chemical industry. Prior to consulting, he was a sales executive with several international firms in the industry. He and his wife, Audrey, endow several music scholarships and funds in Greater Cleveland and Chautauqua, New York. Kenny is a graduate of Shaker Heights High School and Ohio State University and served in the U.S. Air Force with the 445th Troop Carrier Wing, a support unit for both the 82nd and 101st Airborn Divisions.

Colleen G. Sherman, Managing Director

Colleen Sherman

Colleen Sherman, Executive Director

Managing Director Colleen Sherman has been with the CJO since 2008.  Prior to joining the CJO, Colleen worked for as the Director of Finance and Administration for Cleveland Opera and has consulted in Accounting and Grant Writing services with many non-profits including Apollo’s Fire, Access to the Arts, Valley Arts Center, Chagrin Arts, American Advertising Federation and more.  She earned her MBA at Kent State University and her Bachelor’s Degree at Cleveland State University.

colleen@clevelandjazz.org