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Content Management System
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Google Tag Manager
Used to distinguish analytics users.
Used to distinguish users. By default, our code tells Analytics to anonymize IP in order for Google to not store information that could be considered to be tracking. Only if tracking cookies are enabled, we will no longer anonymize IP when dealing with Google Analytics.
Cookie that holds the Google Analytics ID, injected via Google Tag Manager.
Cookie that holds the Google Analytics ID, injected via Google Tag Manager.
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Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
Adobe analytics performance cookie. It does not hold any personal information as it's value is always empty.
Dialogtech cookie to hold the visitor ID. The information is stored anonymously inside Dialogtech's infrastructure.
This cookie is used to display dynamic phone numbers online based on the traffic source of the visitor for analytics.
These cookies are set through our site by our analytic and marketing partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests so we can provide the best possible user experience for you through our website and marketing campaigns. They work by uniquely identifying your browser, operating system, IP and location.Cookies used
Google Tag Manager
By default, our tag manager code is set up to track page views using the Google's IP Anonymization feature turned on. Also, all the cookies that are set up from Google by default, are set up to expire after the browsing session ends. Turning on this cookie type, will tell Google that the full IP can be used to track your behavior on our website.
If set to 1, will tell google that it can track the full IP and it will set up it's cookies to expire in 365 days, not 0 days as set up by default.
Conversion linker cookie which persists Google Ads information in a first party cookie when the user lands on the site from an ad.
Cookie holds a unique ID for the visitor, that allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisement.
When the Facebook pixel is installed on a website, and the pixel uses first-party cookies, the pixel automatically saves a unique identifier to an _fbp cookie for the website domain if one does not already exist.
When a user clicks on an ad on Facebook, the link sometimes includes a fbclid query parameter. When the user lands on the target website, if the website has a Facebook pixel that uses first-party cookies, the pixel automatically saves the fbclid query parameter to an _fbc cookie for that website domain.
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Hannah Belsito '03,
Chief Experience Officer | Destination Cleveland
At Destination Cleveland, Hannah Belsito leads the team focused on enhancing the visitor experience and improving the destination through place-making and programming, while also leading the organization's strategic initiatives and community affairs. She joined the team at Destination Cleveland in 2011.
Belsito holds a master's degree in urban planning, design & development from Cleveland State University and a bachelor's degree in communications from John Carroll University.
With nearly 20 years of experience across a variety of sectors, Belsito has worked for the Cleveland Leadership Center, The Cleveland Foundation, Association Estate Realty Corporation, KeyBank, Falls Communication, Clear Channel Communications, Playhouse Square and the Cleveland & Dayton International Air Shows.
Belsito finds value in giving back to the community through civic engagement.
She lives in Lakewood with her husband and two children.
Communications and Program Innovation Manager | The City Club of Cleveland
Alyssa started her career in the nonprofit sector shortly after graduating from John Carroll University in 2014 with a BA in communications and political science. She spent 4 years working for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in communications and fundraising – raising awareness of food insecurity in Northeast Ohio.
Alyssa joined The City Club of Cleveland team in 2018 as their Membership and Advancement Manager, leading annual giving and relations with the club’s more than 900 individual members. After 2 years in that role, she now serves as the Communications and Program Innovation Manager, guiding strategic communications and new programmatic projects.
Alyssa is a 2017 graduate of the Cleveland Leadership Center’s OnBoard Cleveland program. She serves on the board of Teaching Cleveland, a local nonprofit that connects educators, students, and community members to the city’s history. Alyssa spent two years on Engage! Cleveland’s Leadership Council fostering the retention and engagement of young professionals across Cleveland.
After 7 years in Tremont, Alyssa now lives in University Heights with her husband.
Maria Spangler '02, JD/MPA
Director, Community Engagement | The Sherwin-Williams Company
Originally from Bryan, Ohio, Maria has called Greater Cleveland home since 1998. She studied political science and business at John Carroll University, earning her Bachelor of Arts in 2002. During her time there, she served as President of Latin American Student Association.
In the fall of 2002, Maria began a dual degree program at Cleveland State University. She studied law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Public Administration at the Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs. During these years, Maria worked as a graduate assistant in the Center for Economic Development, studying and reporting on local, state, and national economic trends, playing a major role in the development of economic impact studies published by the Center. In the spring of 2006, Maria earned her Juris Doctorate and Master of Public Administration. In the summer of 2006, Maria sat for and passed the Ohio State Bar Examination.
Maria joined The Sherwin-Williams Company in 2007 and is responsible for crafting and collaborating across the enterprise to drive corporate social responsibility initiatives and programs that help to further alignment with shareholders, customers and employees. In addition, Maria manages grantmaking for the Sherwin-Williams Foundation, supporting the causes most important to the 60,000 global Sherwin-Williams employees.
Extensively involved and committed to the Northeast Ohio community, Maria serves on the boards of Cuyahoga County Public Library, University Circle Incorporated, and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and the Cleveland Foundation. She and her husband Michael are strong supporters of educational access to underserved communities and remain staunchly committed to the mission of Esperanza.
Paul Federico ’88
Vice President, Corporate & Member Relations | Greater Cleveland Partnership
Paul’s career has been dedicated to the betterment of the Greater Cleveland business community. Shortly after graduating from JCU, he began a lifelong career in economic development, at first helping small companies grow at COSE, the nationally recognized and celebrated small business advocate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP). In his current role, he continues to work on behalf of businesses, now primarily with the largest corporations in the region. He creates partnerships and nurtures relationships in his development role, helping GCP become the largest metropolitan chamber in the country. Paul's other professional achievements and community involvement include:
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