J. Stefan Holmes, Chair

J. Stefan Holmes was appointed to the Board of Directors by the Mayor of the City of Cleveland in 2018. Holmes sources and manages Public Fund relationships for First National Bank in the Ohio market. His clients are municipalities, school districts, regional government agencies and area colleges and universities. He provides financing for bond and tax notes as well as direct municipal leasing services. Holmes has more than 27 years of banking experience in Northeast Ohio, including the past 25 years as Senior Vice President and Public Funds Officer with FirstMerit Bank. An alumnus of Bowling Green State University and Board Member of the Cleveland Port Authority, Chairman of the City of Cleveland Community Development Corporation and Chairman of Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation. He has a great passion and experience in community and economic development in Northeastern Ohio.