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Cynthia Vrsansky Schulz Senior Advisor

In a dual role, Cindy implements key initiatives for the law firm and provides business communication for clients through Calfee Strategic Solutions, its communication and public affairs subsidiary.

Cindy brings deep knowledge and experience of an accomplished executive and community leader, with 35 years of directing strategic communication for public and private companies, professional service firms, and nonprofit organizations.

Her well-rounded skills range from leading high-stakes communication during mergers, acquisitions, and crises, to writing annual reports and speeches, to working closely with C-suite executives and leadership teams.

She spent eight years as director of public affairs and strategy for the Cleveland Foundation, and 15 years at investor and public relations firm Dix & Eaton, rising to senior managing director and the first woman to serve on its leadership committee.  Her early career flourished at Diamond Shamrock Corp. as the key public relations executive for Cleveland-based operations.

Active in the community, Cindy has volunteered on numerous nonprofit boards, currently chairs the board of Southwest General Health Center, and serves on the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  She is immediate past president of the Union Club of Cleveland, founding chair of In Counsel With Women, and founder of Adapted Sports for Kids.

Among her honors, she is a YWCA Woman of Achievement and recipient of the Public Relations Society of America Lighthouse Award for lifetime achievement.

She writes a special-needs blog at, featuring a collection of stories on living a wonderful life with special needs – and not taking no for an answer!