About Deb Janik
Deb Janik joined the Greater Cleveland Partnership as senior vice president, real estate and business development in October 2005. Janik’s duties at GCP include management of all GCP development programs and as primary liaison for GCPs regional collaboration efforts.
Janik provides GCP staff support for public-private partnership efforts on catalytic large scale developments throughout Greater Cleveland. She serves as an officer to GCP’s Cleveland Development Advisors affiliate, manages GCP’s business attraction, retention and expansion efforts and serve as GCP staff support to the Group Plan Commission. Janik is also GCP point person for the Opportunity Corridor Project, Opportunity Corridor Partnership Office and Steering Committee.
Prior to joining GCP, Janik served as Vice President of Regional Development for the Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority. There she was responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to advance community and economic development initiatives in accordance with the Ports mission.
Janik previously served as chief of staff and chief development officer for Mayor Jane L. Campbell at the City of Cleveland. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of all City departments and 9,000 employees, she was responsible for the planning and financing of all community and economic development activities of the city. Her work in public service began at the City of Cleveland in 1988. In 1995 she was appointed to then Mayor Michael R. White’s executive staff.
Deb has dedicated her entire career to working in Greater Cleveland and currently serves on several community boards and commissions including LAND Studio and Cleveland Development Advisors.
She has more than 27 years of public, private, and not-for-profit experience. She is a 1987 graduate of Kent State University and holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree in finance with a concentration in real-estate. She and her family reside in Rocky River.