Team NEO Appoints Two Executives to Its Board

CLEVELAND – The board of directors of Team NEO has appointed two prominent executives to the organization’s board: Carol Caruso, president of Caruso Public Affairs LLC, and Aaron J. Swartz, office managing partner – Akron, Ernst & Young LLP.

Caruso and Swartz join a prominent group of Northeast Ohio business leaders dedicated to building a more robust and equitable regional economy.

As president of Caruso Public Affairs, Caruso provides clients with strategic and government advocacy advice in the areas of workforce development, broadband technology and economic development.

Before creating her firm, she was senior vice president of government advocacy for the Greater Cleveland Partnership where she led several initiatives and projects that continue to deliver economic benefits to the region. She led efforts on behalf of the GCP to gain voter approval of the transformation of our county government and served as the community’s lead advocate in the successful fight to keep more than 2,000 DFAS jobs here in Cleveland. Working at the state, federal and local levels, her work encompassed a wide range of policy and regulatory issues of importance to Northeast Ohio.

At Ernst & Young, Swartz oversees all professional services and business development initiatives throughout the greater Akron and broader northeastern Ohio market and is a community ambassador with focus on economic development, equity, inclusion and education.

Swartz also previously led EY’s audit business having operational oversight throughout Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In that capacity he was responsible for service quality, talent and experience management, and audit quality and innovation matters.

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