CLEVELAND—The Fund for Our Economic Future today announced two new members of its staff, Director of Operations Erskine Bevel and Director of Communications and Engagement Reanna Karousis.
Erskine Bevel brings a strong professional background in finance and accounting, most recently having served as the chief financial officer and vice president of administration at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. Prior to this role, he worked as a global procurement controller for Ernst & Young with an extensive career in financial analysis and forecasting. Erskine earned a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Dayton. He is a current board member of the Promise Academy and a former board member of the Friends of Stonebrook Montessori School as well as the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Erskine will oversee budget management and forecasting, grants and contracts administration and governance processes integral to executing the Fund’s mission.
Reanna Karousis joined the Fund as director of communications and engagement earlier this summer, prior to which she led project management and communications around the Fund’s “Where Are the Workers?” initiative through Collective Reach, her communications consultancy. Reanna has also worked with the Fund on several other key communications efforts in recent years, including the “Where Matters” report, annual reports and online content. In her previous communications role at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office, she coordinated national media relations, grant-writing and collaboration around the efforts to eliminate the sexual assault kit backlog, among other projects. Reanna has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and serves as a board member to the Friends of the Medina County District Library.
Reanna will lead strategic communications efforts to engage Fund members and supporters, partners, grantees and stakeholders around the organization’s portfolio of initiatives and overall mission.
About the Fund for Our Economic Future
The Fund for Our Economic Future is a network of philanthropic, higher education, community development, private sector, economic development, and civic leaders collectively investing in efforts to understand what matters, advance what works and prepare for what’s next to grow an inclusive economy in Northeast Ohio. Learn more at thefundneo.org.
For immediate release: August 30, 2022