Chamber Board

2014 Chamber Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Melvin J. Gravely II, Ph.D., President & CEO, TriVersity Construction

Immediate Past Chair
Kay Geiger, President, PNC Bank, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

Brian Carley, President & CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Julia Ward Poston, Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

First Vice Chair
Scott J. Hamlin, Chief Operating Officer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Phillip J.Castellini, Chief Operating Officer, Cincinnati Reds

Corporate Counsel
Mark J. Jahnke,President,Katz Teller Brant & Hild

Vice Chairs
Thomas E. Banta, President & COO, Corporex Realty & Investment LLC
Kevin Canafax, VP Public Affairs, Fidelity Investments
Deborah P. Majoras, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, The Procter & Gamble Company
Maribeth S. Rahe,President & CEO, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Carl Satterwhite,President, RCF Group
Robert W. Zapp, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Bank of Kentucky, Inc.

Board of Directors

Stuart Aitken, CEO, dunnhumbyUSA
Andrea Ayers, President and CEO, Convergys Corporation
Donna Jones Baker, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Cincinnati
Gregory W. Battle, President & CEO, Coolant Control Inc.
Cynthia O. Booth, President & CEO,COBCO Enterprises
Karen R. Bowman, Partner, Deloitte
Michelle Brennan, Worldwide President Energy, Ethicon Energy
Laura N. Brunner, President/CEO,Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority
Christopher A. Carlson, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer,Ohio National Financial Services
Christopher Che, President/CEO, Che International Group, LLC
Christopher C. Froman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pomeroy
David N. Ginsburg, President & CEO, Downtown Cincinnati Inc.
Michael A. Goss, General Manager, External Affairs, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc.
Andrew Hawking, Regional President, The Bank of Kentucky
James P. Henning, President, Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. Duke Energy Kentucky, Inc.
Stephen L. Hightower, President & CEO, Hightowers Petroleum Company
Karen M. Hoguet, Chief Financial Officer, Macy's, Inc.
David C. Horn, Executive V.P., General Counsel & Secretary, AK Steel Corporation
Jerome C. Kathman, President/CEO, LPK
Thomas M. Keckeis, President & CEO, Messer Construction Co.
Lisa A. Knutson, SVP/Chief Operating Officer, The E.W. Scripps Company
John A. Kraeutler, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
Dan Lincoln, President & CEO, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau
Gary Z. Lindgren, Executive Director, Cincinnati Business Committee
Lee Ann Liska, President & CEO, UC Medical Center
Lynn Marmer, Group Vice President Corporate Affairs, The Kroger Co.
James E. May, Executive Vice President, Mercy Health
Candace S. McGraw, Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Geoffrey S. Mearns, President, Northern Kentucky University
Kathryn E. Merchant, President/CEO, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Jill P. Meyer, Member-In-Charge, Cincinnati Office, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Mike Michael, President & CEO, Fifth Third Bank, Greater Cincinnati
Roger K. Newport, Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, AK Steel Corporation
Santa Ono, President, University of Cincinnati
O'dell Owens, President, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
Mark R. Policinski, Executive Director, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments
R. Michael Prescott, President, Cincinnati Market, U.S. Bank
James R. Regg, Senior Executive, Communications and Infrastructure, GE Aviation
Robert C. Reifsnyder, President, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Manuel Z. Rios, President & CEO, American Modern Insurance Group, Inc.
James Michael Robinson, President & CEO, LaVERDAD Marketing & Media
Robert Sackett, Vice President of Manufacturing, Americas Region, Ethicon
Nitin Sahney, President and Chief Operating Officer, Omnicare
Terry,Segerberg, CEO, Mesa Industries
Steven J. Shifman, President & CEO, Michelman
Edgar L. Smith, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, World Pac Paper, LLC
Liza D. Smitherman,VP Professional Development, Jostin Construction, Inc.
Theodore H. Torbeck, President and CEO, Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Mahendra B. Vora, Chairman, Vora Ventures LLC.

Senior Council

Richard A. Boehne, 2010, President & CEO, E. W. Scripps Co.
Kay Geiger, 2013,President, PNC Bank, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
Julie S. Janson, 2012, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Duke Energy Corporation
Melvin J. Gravely II, 2014, President & CEO, TriVersity Construction
Mr. Scott J. Hamlin, 2015, Chief Operating Officer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Peter S. Strange, 2009, Chairman, Messer, Inc.
George H. Vincent, 2011, Managing Partner, Dinsmore and Shohl LLP.

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