MAGNET Names Matthew Fieldman Vice President of External Affairs

Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 3.43.40 PM-1423860406The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET)
today announced that Matthew Fieldman has joined the organization and its senior management team as Vice President of External Affairs. In this role, Fieldman will help shape and implement MAGNET’s fundraising and public relations efforts.

“We’re pleased to have Matt on our team,” said MAGNET President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel E. Berry. “His diverse fundraising and non-profit management experiences will be a great match for MAGNET as we strive to become the premier provider of services to help Northeast Ohio manufacturing companies grow.”

“I’m excited to join MAGNET, where I feel confident I can help take the organization to the next level,” said Fieldman. “With its 30-year history of helping manufacturers to grow in Northeast Ohio, the organization is well-positioned to help even more manufacturers succeed, and accelerate manufacturing as the principal driver of Northeast Ohio’s economy.”

Fieldman was recently a senior account executive for the digital marketing agency Fathom before launching his own digital marketing agency, Rockit Results. Fieldman is also co-founder and Board President of EDWINS Restaurant and Leadership Institute, Cleveland’s first non-profit restaurant where formerly-incarcerated men and women are trained for careers in fine dining.

Fieldman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Florida, a Master of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University.

Since graduating from the University of Florida in 2000, Fieldman has worked for several other non-profit agencies and fundraising organizations including the Joint Distribution Committee’s Jewish Service Corps in St. Petersburg, Russia, Project OTZMA in Israel, MedWish International and The Jewish Federations of Greater Washington and Cleveland.

For his work in founding and fundraising for EDWINS, Fieldman was named “2014 Fundraiser of the Year” by Fundraising Success magazine.

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