Media Mentions News / 07.18.2016

Jon Pinney Featured in Crain’s – Meet key team members responsible for planning the RNC in Cleveland

key team membersKJK’s Managing Partner, Jon Pinney was profiled in Crain’s Cleveland Business article “Meet key team members responsible for planning the RNC in Cleveland” authored by Jay Miller.

“The job of planning for the Republican National Convention has been likened to planning for a wedding. Maybe, because of its complexities, more like an outdoor wedding.

It takes months of executing small and large tasks — inviting guests (selecting delegates), finding the venue (Quicken Loans Arena), hiring caterers, florists and the like (same for the convention, actually) and then hoping nothing goes wrong as the big day approaches, and knowing that the event goes off, ready or not.

David Gilbert, president and CEO of the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, recently compared it to planning an indoor wedding and an outdoor wedding.

Weddings have party planners to handle those tasks. Pulling off the Republican National Convention took a team. The individuals below, including Gilbert, have been the key players on that team.

As counsel, secretary and treasurer of the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, Jon Pinney has been deeply involved in the committee’s work, reviewing contracts and negotiating insurance policies, including the police and security professional liability policy and the protester insurance.”