This article discusses Pinney and his efforts in bringing the 2016 Republican National Convention to Cleveland as well as the long-lasting effect it will have on the city.
“The community really wanted it,” Pinney said. “We were very cognizant that the city had a very mixed reputation nationally and globally.” The city put a lot of money into rebuilding and wanted to showcase those improvements at what the Boardman native described as “the second-largest media event in the world” for the visitors including global media outlets covering the event.
“It’s a great opportunity to showcase the city to the world,” says Pinney. “This was never a short-term strategy,” he remarked. “This truly is a strategy designed to improve the region’s and the city’s image across the world. It was really an opportunity to introduce a brand-new city of Cleveland to the world’s media.”
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