Chamber Board

2015 Chamber Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Julia W. Poston, Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Immediate Past Chair
Melvin J. Gravely II, President & CEO, TriVersity Construction

Pete Strange, Interim President & CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

First Vice Chair
Ralph S. Michael III, President & CEO, Fifth Third Bank, Greater Cincinnati

Cynthia O. Booth, President & CEO,COBCO Enterprises

Phillip J.Castellini, Chief Operating Officer, Cincinnati Reds

Corporate Counsel
Mark J. Jahnke, President, Katz Teller

Vice Chairs
Thomas E. Banta, Managing Director, Corporex Realty & Investment LLC
Kay Geiger, President, PNC Bank, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
Scott J. Hamlin, Formerly with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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

Board of Directors

Stuart Aitken, CEO, 84.51°
Donna Jones Baker, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
Gregory W. Battle, President & CEO, LCI
Karen R. Bowman, Partner, Deloitte
Laura N. Brunner, President/CEO,Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority
Christopher A. Carlson, Vice Chairman & 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 T. Hawking, Executive Vice President, Regional President, Branch Banking and Trust Company
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.
Kevin C. M. Jones, Regional President, Huntington Bank
Jerome C. Kathman, President/CEO, LPK
Ellen Katz, President/CEO, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Thomas M. Keckeis, President & CEO, Messer Construction Co.
Lisa A. Knutson, SVP/Chief Administrative Officer, The E.W. Scripps Company
John A. Kraeutler, Chairman, CEO, 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.
Candace S. McGraw, Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Geoffrey S. Mearns, President, Northern Kentucky University
Jill P. Meyer, Member-In-Charge, Cincinnati Office, Frost Brown Todd LLC
John A. Moore, President, Building Mechanical & Energy Services, Inc.
Roger K. Newport, Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, AK Steel Corporation
Dr. Santa Ono, President, University of Cincinnati
Dr. 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.
Robert E. Sackett, Vice President of Manufacturing, Americas Region, Ethicon
Nitin Sahney, President and Chief Operating Officer, Omnicare
Erik Schumann, SVP Client Partner, Convergys Corporation
Terry Segerberg, CEO, Mesa Industries
Edgar L. Smith, Jr., Chairman & CEO, World Pac Paper, LLC
James W. Sowar, Partner, Deloitte LLP
John M. Starcher, Jr., Executive Vice President of Operations, President and CEO, Cincinnati Market, Mercy Health
Theodore H. Torbeck, President and CEO, Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Mahendra B. Vora, Chairman, Vora Ventures LLC.
James M. Zimmerman, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Senior Council

Richard A. Boehne, 2010, President & CEO, E. W. Scripps Co.
Kay Geiger, 2013,President, PNC Bank, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
Melvin J. Gravely II, 2014, President & CEO, TriVersity Construction
Julia W. Poston, 2015, Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Julie S. Janson, 2012, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Duke Energy Corporation
George H. Vincent, 2011, Managing Partner, Dinsmore and Shohl LLP

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