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CEO Stakeholder Letters

January 6, 2015

Dear Friend of the Port of Cleveland,

By now you probably heard the very sad news that Mr. Marc Krantz, chair of the Port Authority Board since March of 2013 and member since 2009, passed away in a skiing accident on December 28th.  Mr. Krantz was managing partner of the law firm Kohrman, Jackson and Krantz and also deeply involved in many civic and community endeavors in addition to his service to the Port.   

First and foremost, our hearts go out to Marc’s family.  He was a beloved father, husband, son and brother.  There are no words to effectively convey our sympathy for and condolences to his family. 

Marc we will be deeply missed at the Port as well.  He was a visionary leader not afraid to take risk in pursuit of the Port’s mission, a strategic thinker, and a true champion of good governance for the Port organization.

Thanks to Marc, our Port is positioned better than ever to deliver on its mission to enhance economic opportunity and the quality of life in our region.  Despite starting the year with heavy hearts, we are inspired by Marc’s legacy to work even harder in 2015 to fully realize the potential of our Port and our region that he intended.   

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any member of the Port team if we can be of service.

With best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2015!


William D. Friedman

President & CEO

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