Ken Lanci is the REAL Independent candidate for Cuyahoga County Executive. He has spent 40 years as a jobs creator and turnaround expert in Greater Cleveland and will use that experience to create jobs and improve the economy of Cuyahoga County.
Ken Lanci spent the first years of his life in a housing project on the eastside of Cleveland, with his family who was on public assistance. He was industrious at an early age, working odd jobs to help make ends meet. When he was just 19, he rescued the family print shop from bankruptcy. Lanci had no formal business training but learned quickly to listen to his business mentor and other experts. He benefited greatly from heeding their knowledge and wisdom.
As a turn around expert, Lanci has invested in dozens of companies over the years. His successful efforts have saved hundreds of jobs and added to the county’s tax base. He founded Consolidated Graphics Group Inc. (CGG) in 1996 and started the Consolidated Technologies Group (CTG) in 2008. Today, the companies have 150 employees and a $6 million a year payroll with sales approaching $25 million a year.
Ken Lanci graduated from Maple Heights High School and married his sweetheart Linda 40 years ago. Although he aspired to be a doctor, Ken immediately took over the family business, started a family himself and never went to college. Through hard work and dedication, Lanci has created a long list of achievements. The Lancis also have three very successful children and four loving grandchildren.
Ken Lanci has been honoured many times by charities and organizations that recognize his generosity and contributions to Cleveland. He has been “Man of The Year” for the Boys’ Town of Italy, has been featured in dozens of periodicals and honoured by The State of Ohio and City of Cleveland. Ken and Linda are lead sponsors of One Sight, an organization which provides the gift of sight to Cleveland school children. They are also active with Project Love. The Lancis support dozens of local charities and non profits, to give back to a community that has been good to them.
Ken is running for county executive as a hands-on “turnaround” expert. He offers leadership that will completely reform county government, set a new ethical standard, deliver high value services at lower cost, make property tax evaluation more fair and honest and create jobs. It’s something Ken has done for four decades.
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