February 01, 2011
Dinsmore & Shohl’s Vincent Named 2011 Chair
George H. Vincent, managing partner and chairman of the board of directors at Dinsmore & Shohl, will serve as the 2011 chair of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. He will be publicly installed into the position on Feb. 24 at the chamber’s annual dinner.
“George is uniquely positioned to lead the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber in these evolving times,” said Ellen van der Horst, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “He has an intimate knowledge of our community from many perspectives-- as a business owner and employer, community supporter and counselor to businesses. These varied points of view will inform our work as George leads our efforts to drive value for our members, the business community and Cincinnati USA.”
Vincent plans to use his experience and expertise to enable the chamber to employ new avenues to communicate value drivers to members as well as maintain the chamber’s aggressive approach to economic development.
“Cincinnati has so much optimism compared to cities we compete against-- and justifiably so,” Vincent said. “We have a diverse economy, great workforce and a unique blend of strong attributes. And so much of this is due to the work of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber-- the region would be much poorer without the chamber’s contributions. I’m excited about this opportunity.”
Vincent joined Dinsmore & Shohl in 1982 and took over as managing partner of the firm in 2008. He serves on a variety of other boards, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center and Christ Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1982.
Seven new board members will join Vincent in leading the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber:
- Stuart Aitken, CEO, dunnhumbyUSA
- Michael Fisher, president and CEO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Mel Gravely, managing director, Institute for Entrepreneurial Thinking
- Mike Michael, president and CEO, Fifth Third, Greater Cincinnati
- Millie Marshall, vice president of Human Resources, Toyota
- Jill Meyer, member-in-charge, Frost Brown Todd
- Carl Satterwhite, president, RCF/River City Furniture
At the annual dinner, the chamber also will recognize outgoing chair Rich Boehne, president and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Co. And four new Great Living Cincinnatians, the Honorable Sandra S. Beckwith, David C. Phillips, Oscar P. Robertson and John M. Tew, Jr., M.D., will be honored for their commitment to the community.
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s annual dinner, presented by PNC, will be held on Feb. 24 at the Duke Energy Center Grand Ballroom.