President & CEO
Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Joseph Marinucci currently serves as President and CEO of Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA), the largest Special Improvement District in the State of Ohio. DCA is dedicated to improving the pedestrian experience for people who work, live and play in Downtown Cleveland and to attracting additional private investment to the Central Business District. Prior to joining DCA, he served as Vice President of Real Estate Development for Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare Foundation; Director of Economic Development for the City of Cleveland; and Deputy Director for the Ohio Department of Development. He has served as Chairman of the Board of IEDC and was recognized for his 37 years in the ED profession by being awarded Fellow Member, Honorary Life Member, and, in 2016, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Honor of Edward DeLuca. In addition, Mr. Marinucci’s community involvement includes seats on the Cleveland Restoration Society Board of Trustees, Cleveland Police Foundation, Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation Board, Group Plan Commission Board of Directors, Cleveland Business Connects Editorial Advisory Board and the Urban Research Park CDE.