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Frank Bird


Frank Bird

Frank Bird

– Publisher, The Ohio 100

Frank Bird was instrumental in shaping the success of Cleveland Magazine and Great Lakes Publishing for 25 years. From ad salesman to advertising director to associate publisher, and publisher, Frank grew along with GLP, making it one of the most successful city and regional publishing groups in the country. His experience with Great Lakes Publishing is a perfect background for the new publisher of The Ohio 100.

Frank has brought innovative thinking and a new level of service to city magazines on local and regional levels. He has also helped to shape Cleveland Magazine as a reflection on its city, celebrating its growth, diversity and strides toward the future

His ability to develop relationships and deliver on the promise through Great Lakes Publishing was the key to his success. He has worked with a variety of organizations to help them accomplish their goals. Frank has developed marketing programs for the Cleveland Metroparks and Zoo, Arthritis Foundation, The Transplant Games, American Heart Association, LifeBanc, Ronald McDonald House, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Hearing and Speech, Team NEO, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland International Film Festival, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Playhouse Square (Donor publication and Playbills), the Youngstown Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Cleveland Home Builders Association, MarketPlace Events, and many other organizations throughout the region. These programs include custom publishing, event management, branded content, websites, digital strategy and advertising that raise the awareness of these groups, promoting their contributions to the community, driving volunteers, attendance to events and increasing revenue back to their organizations.

Frank is on the board of the Breakthrough Charter Schools, Cleveland Film Society and the Greater Cleveland Home Builders Association where he is a Life Director.

Frank is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where he studied advertising and marketing.


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