William L. Foster Jr.
Ivan L. Henderson
Ivan L. Henderson offers more than 20 years experience in the utility industry. He has more than 14 years experience working with elected and public officials on energy issues.
Mr. Henderson was appointed Interim Assistant Director of the City of Cleveland’s Public Utilities Department in 2009. Ivan Henderson was appointed Commissioner of Cleveland Public Power in October 2006. Mr. Henderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (1986) and a Master of Business Administration (1989) from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. His energy career began in 1988 at the Central Illinois Light Company (now an Ameren Company) in Peoria, Illinois where he served first as an electric distribution engineer and later in corporate sales for large commercial and industrial customers. After earning a law degree in 1997 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Henderson held positions in private practice and in the City of Cleveland’s Law Department where he worked to establish the City's first electric aggregation program. In 2001, Mr. Henderson joined WPS Energy Services, Inc., a Wisconsin-based competitive electric and natural gas marketing company, and served as the company's Manager of Regulatory Affairs until his appointment as Commissioner of Cleveland Public Power.
Cleveland Public Power is a municipally owned electric utility company that has been in operation more than 100 years. The City of Cleveland, Ohio commenced operation of Cleveland Public Power in 1908. Cleveland’s electric company is among the largest municipally owned electric utilities in the United States. Cleveland Public Power serves more than 78,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers and more than 70,000 streetlights and outdoor protective lights. The utility had an operating budget of $175 million dollars in 2013 with annual usage of 1.2 GWHs.
As Commissioner of Cleveland Public Power, Mr. Henderson oversees the operation of all generation facilities, substations, and transmission and distribution systems, prepares policy and procedural guidance and implements all strategic programs undertaken by Cleveland Public Power. Ivan Henderson is a member of the AMP, Inc. Board of Trustees, which governs the whole energy organization’s operations in 13 states. Mr. Henderson is also a Board member on the US Department of Energy Municipal Solid State Streetlight Consortium and chairs the Board's Technical Committee responsible for creating specifications and standards.
Honorable Alison L. Nelson Floyd
In 1985, the Honorable Alison L. Nelson Floyd came to Northeast Ohio to attend Case Western Reserve University School of Law after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
She received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1988 and was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio on November 7, 1988 and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on May 23, 1989.
Judge Floyd won her first general election to the Juvenile Division of the Common Pleas Courtin November, 2000. On November 7, 2006 Judge Floyd was re-elected to a second term. Judge Floyd regularly decides on delinquency, status offenders, truancy, child protection, support, paternity, and custody cases. Judge Floyd had previously served as a Magistrate for the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court and Law Clerk for the General Division of the Court of Common Pleas for Cuyahoga County.
Judge Floyd was named Lead Judge to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Model Court Project in 2007. She joined the Attorney General’s SVAA Board under Attorney General Richard Cordray, the Cuyahoga County Systems of Care Oversight Committee, and was a Community Representative to the County-wide Policy Committee to the local CEOGC regarding head start and other early childhood educational programs. Judge Floyd continues to serve on theSupreme Court Task Force involving Abused, Neglected and Dependent Children.
During her career as an attorney, Judge Floyd has been professionally and civically active in her community. She is a past president of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Life Member of the Eight District Judicial Conference and has served as a judicial panelist for the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education.
Judge Floyd serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Phillis Wheatley Association. In 1998, she was the recipient of the Jane Edna Hunter Award given by the Phillis Wheatley Association’s Board of Trustees, in honor of the agency’s founder, for major accomplishments in achieving the mission of the Association.
Judge Floyd completed the leadership training curriculum provided by The Cleveland Growth Association for the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2003. From 2003-04, Judge Floyd served as the First Judicial Fellow for the Criminal Justice Program of Myers University, in Cleveland, Ohio. Judge Floyd is listed in the Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, 2004-05 editions. In 2011, Judge Floyd was honored by the Black Women’s Political Action Committee for public service, Phi Delta Psi Fraternity for her passion in her field of work, and by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Community Covenant Oversight Team, Civil Rights Award, for making a difference in the lives of juveniles.
Judge Floyd continues to be active in serving the youth of our community as a career day and guest speak at area schools, public workshops and forums on issues involving families and children. She continues to volunteer and supports several charitable fundraising events each year. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Judge Floyd and her husband, Attorney Lawrence R. Floyd reside in Solon, Ohio. She and her husband attend Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of Cleveland, Ohio.
Judge Floyd has been appointed to the King’s Son 820, Inc. Board of Advisors in 2014.
Henry Stoudermire Sr.
Michael A. Poklar
Attorney At Law
Cleveland State University
Marshall College of Law J.D.
University of Dayton, B.A.
*”AV Preeminent” Rated Attorney *Thirty-five years experience
As a Commercial Developer
*Areas of Practice
Real Estate, Corporate
Mr. Poklar received his B.A. from the University of Dayton and his J.D. from Cleveland State University.
He began his Real Estate career as General Counsel of Zeisler Morgan Properties, LTD., a Regional Shopping Center Developer. Since that time he has been involved in the development and leasing of over 5,500,000 square feet of retail shopping centers.
He was formerly Vice-President of Real Estate for the Sherwin Williams Company and Director of Development for the Zaremba Group, Inc. He is currently a partner in a firm specializing in the development of Walgreen Drugstores. He has developed projects for K-Mart, Walmart, Finast, Winn-Dixie, Publix, Kroger, Target, Circuit City, Walgreen, CVS, and other national retailers.
Past President Real Estate Law Section, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
Chairman Real Estate Law Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
Committee member Real Estate Law Institute Cleveland Bar Association for 25 years.
Member: American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, International Council of Shopping Centers
President of the Board of Directors of Schnurmann House,a HUD Non-profit Housing
Community for Senior Residents;
Board Member of King’s Son 820 Inc. a 501(c) 3 non-profit program involved with at-risk youth, homeless and troubled youth. The goal is to provide employment and guidance;
Gilmour Academy Our Lady Chapel Church Council;
Committee Member American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure;
Board Member Gilmour Academy;
Chairman Gilmour Academy Golf Classic
Tracey Foster is a successful entrepreneur who has served the Cleveland community for over
25 years. She is a hair stylist who has not only served her clients, but has also mentored and
shared her skills and other attributes to help other budding stylists in the industry. Tracey's heart is geared to helping those who like all of us, have hit a few speed bumps in life, so over the years
she has coordinated what she affectionately called “A Day of Pamper” for women in the local area
Battered Women’s Shelters. Tracey compassionately shares her experience with a number of women who husband's and other family members are incarcerated. Alongside of her husband ,Tracey uses her mothering skills to co-parent/mentor the lives of a fairly large number youngmen. She and husband William currently lives in Euclid, Ohio Tracey is the mother of 2 beautiful daughters Rhian and Rhandi, and a womderful grandson Christopher, who is truly her joy.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND BOARD MEMBERS
Tracey C. Foster
Ivan L. Henderson
Honorable Alison Nelson Floyd
Henry Stoudermire Sr.