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Rick Grospitch, General Manager

Rick Grospitch has worked for 30 years in special event services, combining dining, administrative, and planning expertise to create consistently successful high-profile programs across the Cleveland region. 

His event career began as a District Manager for AVI Foodsystems overseeing multiple large-scale accounts with responsibility for extensive corporate catering and special events, then for 20 years as Director of Conferencing at Cleveland State University.

Under his direction, but with the help of a great team, CSU built a conference department that successfully hosted multiple national and international events. A few career highlights included the International Biomechanics Conference, Gay Games, Senior and Children’s Olympics Games, and the NCAA Women’s Final Four. 

The department extended the University’s national political programming influence to include a visit by the United Nation’s Attorney General, the 2008 Democratic Debates, in addition to all levels of government programs including multiple U.S. presidential visits.



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