Meet New GCFC Board Member Mario Hairston

Of all things that consume my time outside of my 5 years in the tax consulting and compliance industry, film and music are the arts that devour my days. To have a chance to cooperate with others who are passionate about the city where I was born and raised, blended with the collective interest in one of my favorite mediums, I couldn’t pass up on this opportunity. 

I grew up in the Greater Cleveland area, graduated from Cleveland State University in 2019, and currently reside in South Euclid. I think it’s fair to say I know my city, unlike many others. I currently work for CBIZ MHM, a publicly-traded accounting firm, and expanding my network is something I’m more than ecstatic about.

My favorite film often changes but I tend to return to Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-Ho, as my top pick. My favorite pastimes are trying new restaurants in the area with my fiancée, optimistically rooting for the Cavs, Browns, and Guardians, and learning the art of songwriting/music production. Look up Romeo Mathis on any streaming platform to get a taste of my inspirations.

I can’t wait to make an impact in the community that built my foundations. At the end of the day, my main hope is that I can change someone’s life in the best way I can.

~ Mario Hairston