Adam Chafe


Adam spent his early career in Sales and Marketing roles with Black & Decker launching the DeWalt Industrial Tool brand. For the last 20, he’s been a Marketing Executive at The Sherwin Williams Company – building global brands and product teams in consumer and commercial market segments. Adam serves as the President of Susan G. Komen in Northeast Ohio. Adam is charged with building the Welty portfolio of brands, driving sales strategy, business development, and Marketing integration with our clients and community partners.

Words to live by:

“What Harley Davidson sells is the opportunity for a 43-year old accountant to ride through small towns and have people be afraid of him!” A brand is a unique promise – let no one duplicate yours.


Golf holes I played in one day for charity


The number of World Series the Cleveland Indians will win this season


The number of patents I have

Q&A session with: Adam Chafe

What problems do you enjoy solving?

Bringing new partners together and marketing our shared story.

Why did you first get into construction?

My grandfather built boats by hand, and my father could build just about anything around our home. They both let me work alongside them at a very young age. I learned to use tools. I grew to love architecture, design, and to appreciate the history of a great building.

Where do you come up with your best ideas?

In a room full of people who are smarter than I am.

What is the proudest moment of your career?

My most fulfilling moments are seeing driven people on my teams get promoted to positions they aspire to. I love helping people network and advance.