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    August 16, 2011

    Leadership Cincinnati USA announces Class 35

    Leadership Cincinnati spons by First The Chamber is proud to introduce the 54 men and women selected for participation in Class 35 of Leadership Cincinnati.

    Leadership Cincinnati, the preeminent leadership development program in Cincinnati USA, provides participants a broad view of civic leadership through direct contact with a wide variety of institutions and people.

    Class members are chosen from a cross section of the community and represent the region’s top levels of leadership. The program focuses on creating a regional culture of innovation in the areas of education, economic development, inclusion, justice, arts and culture, health care, human services and sustainability.

    The ten-month program, starting in September, stimulates concern for the quality of life in the region using Agenda 360 and Vision 2015 as a guide. The goal is to prepare the participants, who are already leaders in their professions and companies, for more active involvement in public affairs. Projects initiated by previous Leadership Cincinnati classes include Crayons to Computers, the Charitable Pharmacy at St. Vincent de Paul, and Flush No Drugs, a program encouraging citizens to not flush old prescription drugs down the toilet due to the impact it has on the water supply.

    Hurley, Dan“Leadership Cincinnati is a powerful experience because of the diversity of perspectives among the people we bring together each year,” said Dan Hurley, director of Leadership Cincinnati. “Class 35 participants range in age from 31 to 64, encompass five ethnicities and live or work in two states and seven different counties. From people employed at the region’s largest corporations to those at our local nonprofits, our major public school systems and beyond, it is a great mix of individuals that I’m eager to watch grow.”

    2011-2012 Leadership Cincinnati USA Class 35 Roster

    Elsa Abruzzo, Abruzzo Regulatory Affairs Consulting (ARAC) LLC/Think Talk Radio
    Susan Argo, Graydon Head & Ritchey
    Jennifer Berg, Impact 100
    Joel (Jody) Brant, Katz Teller, Brant & Hild
    Helena Lawson Brooks, Convergys – CM
    Audrey Brown, Sunny Delight Beverages Co.
    Iris Simpson Bush, Flying Pig Marathon
    Donald Calvin, Ernst & Young
    Tom Cooney, Cooney Faulkner & Stevens
    Kevin Davis, State Farm Insurance
    Ron DeLyons, Creekwood Energy Partners LLC
    Rev. Sharon Dittmar, First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati
    Dr. Karyn Dyehouse, Oncology Hematology Care Inc.
    Kevin Finn, Cincinnati/Hamilton County Continuum of Care for the Homeless
    Richard Flynn, Flynn & Company Inc.
    Christopher Garten, The Seven Hills School
    Robert Gehring, Crabbe, Brown & James LLP
    Crystal German, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
    David Hatter, Libertas Technologies LLC
    Dr. Gary Hayles, Tabernacle Baptist Church
    Brian Hodgett, Procter & Gamble
    Peter Horton, Miller-Valentine Group
    Dr. Adrienne James, Sycamore Community Schools
    Timothy King, The E.W. Scripps Co.
    Stanley Law, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
    Maggie Lund, Mercy Health Partners-Southwest Ohio/Catholic Health Partners
    Robert (Bobby) Maly, The Model Group
    John Marrocco, Fifth Third Bank
    Byron McCauley, KnowledgeWorks
    Douglas Miller, Horan Associates
    Lisa Mills, Harmony Garden
    Karen Monday, Duke Energy
    Nick Nissley, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
    Alice Pavey, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services
    Eric Rademacher, University of Cincinnati Institute for Policy Research
    Laura Raines, First Financial Bank
    Stephen Richey, Thompson Hine LLC
    Arthur Roberts, Ohio National Financial Services
    Kim Robinson, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    Matthew Schottelkotte, GBBN Architects
    Joanne Schreiner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
    Kathleen Schwab, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
    Deborah Emont Scott, Taft Museum of Art
    Sabrina Shattles, Healthy Advice Networks
    Alexandra Shirey, GE Aviation
    Dr. Cady Short-Thompson, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash
    Brent Sisson, Paycor Inc.
    W. Patrick Stull, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions
    Andrea Torrice, Torrice Productions
    Alicia Townsend, Cincinnati Development Fund
    Elaine Ward, 4C for Children
    Carolyn Washburn, The Cincinnati Enquirer
    Elizabeth Whelan, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    Calvin Wright, Catholic Health Partners

    For more information about Leadership Cincinnati USA, please visit

    Leadership Cincinnati USA is sponsored by First Financial Bank.

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