Chief finance and administrative officer, Towards Employment
Published April 2022
Article by Pat McManamon
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Coleene McDevitt has more than four decades of experience improving financial operations by implementing new processes at varied businesses and operations. Prior to joining Towards Employment in 2019, she was at MAGNET, Walsh Jesuit High School and then National City Bank.
Towards Employment helped lower- income Clevelanders find jobs during the pandemic, and McDevitt was instrumental in obtaining financing and assessing and advising on different types of funding. To help close the “digital divide,” McDevitt worked to obtain supplies, laptops and computers for those in need. Her efforts are described as connecting the bottom line to the mission.
“Coleene does not seek the limelight; she is challenged and inspired by a personal mission to build, sustain and improve organizational structure,” the nomination said.
McDevitt earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Akron. She dedicates herself to her two children while also volunteering for Maggie’s Mission, a nonprofit that helps rescue and find homes for senior dogs.