The Club met with Ohio Senator Rob Portman's Chief of Staff Mark Isakowitz on May 25 at the Capitol Hill office of law firm Jones Day. The subject of Beachwood native Isakowitz was the approaching Republican National Convention in Cleveland to be held in July. Accompanying Isakowitz was Sean Cairncross, the Chief Operating Officer of the Republican National Committee. Both Isakowitz and Cairncross emphasized the care Cleveland had undertaken to make the Convention a satisfactory one for visiting delegates and media. Both were engaging in their answers to numerous questions, including ones regarding safety, proposed demonstrations, and plans for showcasing to visitors the broad scope of cultural amenities in the Cleveland area.