August 16, 2011
Leadership Cincinnati USA announces Class 35
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.
“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 www.leadershipcincinnati.com.
Leadership Cincinnati USA is sponsored by First Financial Bank.