January 10, 2017
C-Change welcomes Class 12
C-Change, a HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) program, announced that 56 young leaders representing 56 regional businesses will participate in Class 12. Since 2006, the year-long leadership development program, has connected more than 600 young professionals to each other and the community. An opening reception for C-Change Class 12 is Wednesday, January 18, 4-7 p.m., at the Cincinnati Chamber’s 3 East Fourth Street Learning Center.
“The Cincinnati Chamber is committed to expanding the region’s talent base through attraction, development and connection,” said Jill Meyer, president & CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “C-Change develops the leadership skills of young talent by connecting them, meaningfully, with resources, community leaders and other young professionals.”
“C-Change participants grow their leadership skills through community projects,” added Julie Bernzott, HYPE programs leader. In doing so, they make a positive impact on the Cincinnati region.” In 2016, C-Change participants supported HOME, a Thanksgiving weekend showcase of Cincinnati’s great food, drink, music, art and shopping.
C-Change Class 12
Scott Allison, Topic Design, Inc.
Emily Bae, Ohio National Financial Services
Aaron Bernay, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Brian Borcherding, Messer Construction Co.
Lauren Bosse, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Megan Cooper, Infoverity
Stefan Cornelis, GBBN Architects
Kristy Davis, UC Health
Sara-Kate DeBord, Paycor Inc.
Tom Demeropolis, Cincinnati Business Courier
Rachel Doellman, Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Barrett Evans, Macy's, Inc.
Daniel Feldmann, Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati
Aurore Fournier, People's Liberty
Chuck Haddox, Best Upon Request Corporate, Inc.
Madeline Hedges, First National Bank
Adam Hemmer, Paul Hemmer Company
Andria Humpert, 84.51°
Katie Kaminski, Convergys Corporation
Jessica Kathman, Cincinnati Bell Business
Mindy Kershner, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl. Airport
Bridget Klare, The Kroger Co.
Daniel Knecht, Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
Steven Kohler, VonLehman & Company Inc.
Emily Lang, School Outfitters
Lacey Luxon Assurex Health
Chad Maggard, Johnson Investment Counsel Inc.
Nikki Marksberry, emersion DESIGNSarah McManus, Cincinnati Parks Foundation
Megan Meyer, Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority
Jeremy Michael, Al. Neyer
Miranda Millard, MORTAR Cincinnati
Aaron Motley, American Heart Association
Nadirah Mutala, P & G
Roy Nickerson, BoldLeap Leadership & Strategy
Jason Nickles, Western & Southern Financial Group
Jason Palmer, Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.
Victor Parker, HM Insurance Group
Carrie Pastor, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Shane Price, Ingage Partners, LLC
Victoria Pulido, Nielsen
Tina Raley-Charlot, The E.W. Scripps Co.
Brian Reisert, Cincinnati Insurance Company
Josh Ruth, The Huntington National Bank
Brett Sanders, Xavier University
Kevin Schmit, Total Quality Logistics Inc.
Brieanne Sheehan, University of Cincinnati
Jay Shifman, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation
Amber Smith, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Blake Smith, Cladwell
Kaila Statt, PNC Bank
Andrew Suszko, BHDP Architecture
Elena Terán, Thrive Impact Sourcing
Annette Tice, EY
T.J. White, Center for Local Government
John Yung, Urban Fast Forward
HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) is a robust platform designed to ensure the Cincinnati region remains a top destination for young professionals to live and work. Produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, HYPE offers programs, events and resources to engage, develop and retain young talent. For more information, visit hypecincinnati.com. HYPE is presented by PNC Bank and sponsored by Xavier University Williams College of Business and 4EG. The YMCA is a HYPE Community Partner and the Cincinnati Enquirer is HYPE’s Media Partner.