The George Gund Foundation has named Robyn Minter Smyers, a partner at the law firm of Thompson Hine, and Randell McShepard, Vice President of Public Affairs at RPM, Inc., to its board of trustees.
Smyers replaces community volunteer Cathy Lewis whose term ended in late 2011. McShepard will replace David Goodman, managing partner at Squire Sanders whose term ends after the Foundation’s November meeting.
Smyers, who received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her law degree from Yale University, chairs her firm’s diversity and inclusion initiative and is involved with a number of Cleveland nonprofit organizations. She is currently a board member at The City Club, the Museum of Contemporary Art-Cleveland and the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio.
McShepard has a long history of community involvement in Cleveland and is currently a trustee at Baldwin Wallace University, the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, the Community Service Alliance and the Union Club. He is past chair of the Sisters of Charity Foundation and the Cleveland Workforce Investment Board and former vice chair of the Fund for Our Economic Future. He is also a founder of PolicyBridge, a public policy think tank serving Northeast Ohio. He has an undergraduate degree from Baldwin Wallace and a master degree in urban studies from Cleveland State University.