Cliff spent his formative years in Elyria. He moved to Vermilion in 2015 on a full-time basis after retiring from the Eaton Corporation in 2014 where he spent 35-years at their world headquarters facility managing the company’s U.S. Federal tax audits, and afterwards consulting for a law firm in Washington, D.C. on a multi-national tax controversy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Finance from Cleveland State University and is a CPA, now with an inactive status. Cliff and his wife, Mary Beth, of 40-years, operate Simonson Investments, Inc., a company he formed over 40-years ago, which owns and rents residential properties.
He and Mary Beth previously lived in Westlake for 30 plus years where they raised two children, Bethany and Brenton, who now reside in Northern Virginia and South Carolina. Prior to moving to Vermilion, Cliff and his family had been boaters at Romp’s Water Port for 12-years and later owned a condo at Crystal Cove Condominiums for nine years that was used for weekend getaways. They have been members of the VBC now for four years and have enjoyed developing many social relationships.