Chagrin Valley Jaycees Board of Directors
John R Liber, III
John Liber is a native of Northeast Ohio and has resided in Chagrin Falls for more than 25 years. With more than 30 years of legal litigation experience, Liber focuses his practice on representing businesses and individuals who have been damaged by another’s wrongdoing.
He has led many professional organizations and served on the boards of others. For instance, he was President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section, and just this spring, he will become the Chair of the Litigation Section of the Ohio State Bar Association.
Mr. Liber is proud to have received many honors and awards for his achievement in the legal practice and leadership in law related organizations. Most notably:
- Best Lawyers in America since 2014
- Ohio Super Lawyers since 2012
- Ohio’s 10 Best Attorneys – American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (2016)
- AV Preeminent, Martindate-Hubble Peer Review Rating (2001-present)
- Supurb Rated Attorney, 10 out of 10, Avvo since 2015
- 2023 Lawyer of the Year, Northern Ohio – Best Lawyers in America
Previous to holding the office of President, Mr. Liber served on the Chagrin Valley Jaycees Board of Directors as Legal Counsel for more than 10 years.
Mr. Poprik is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2005 with a BSBA specializing in Marketing. He moved to the Chagrin Valley in 2009 where he became very active in the community. His current position, as Senior Account Manager at Granex Industries, has opened the doors to many large corporations as he focuses on business-to-business transactions.
Mr. Poprik joined the Jaycees in 2011 and has served in many roles for the organization including, Blossom Time finance chairman for 2 years and The Blossom Time Chairman for the past 4 years. He has been a board member since 2013.
Key Experience & Qualifications:
Mr. Ryan Caruso is a Certified Public Accountant and he earned his BS in Accounting from Saint Vincent College. Mr. Caruso brings over 20 years of experience in corporate and startup environment. In his early career, Mr. Caruso worked in public accounting where he performed audits and reviews, in addition to tax preparation, of both nonprofit and privately held companies. Mr. Caruso has held positions of director of finance and controller roles for the past years where he utilizes his experience to improve processes and internal controls.
Mr. Caruso’s biggest professionals accomplishments includes passing the CPA exam on his first try.
Mr. Caruso is currently the Controller for Kurtz Bros., Inc. Prior to Kurtz he has experience in Public Accounting, manufacturing including recycling and processing of materials and home services.
Mr. Caruso joined the Chagrin Valley Jaycees in 2014 and has served as a chairman to multiple events and as a board member since 2016. He has served as treasurer since 2018.
- Mike Tomaro – Sergeant at Arms
- Sean McMillion – Past President
- Christopher Dean
- Gabe Franklin
- Jason Zuber
- Clayton Papenfus
- Kyle Dillon
- Kurt Hartup
- Tom Snavely
- Frank Gagliardi
- Connor Packard
- Jim Althans
- Tripp Stewart