July 12, 2016
Jordan Vogel starts as Chamber VP of Talent
As a key pillar of its strategic plan, the Chamber is working to expand the region’s talent base. In this new role, Jordan Vogel will be responsible for talent attraction and retention efforts and for the Chamber’s unique and proven suite of leadership programs.
Vogel comes to the Chamber from Cintrifuse, where he served as director of entrepreneurial ecosystem since 2013. His work as part of the entrepreneurial community helped foster the startup economy in Cincinnati and was instrumental in the region’s recent jump from 35 to 16 (out of 40) in the 2016 Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship. Vogel led Cintrifuse’s talent work, creating a program to connect available candidates with startup companies. He was responsible for collaborating with area universities, governments, economic development organizations, and Northern Kentucky’s growing startup community. In addition, he led Cintrifuse’s inclusion strategy by developing new partnerships with MORTAR and Bad Girl Ventures.
“I’m excited to lead a Chamber team that will help connect job creators with the talent they need, partner with our universities and job training organizations, and ultimately provide economic opportunity for talented individuals who live here—or who want to live here,” offered Vogel. “Cincinnati has so much to offer and if we can accelerate our growth of the talent base, the region and our local economy will thrive.”
“Jordan and his family moved from New York thanks to the Cincinnati region’s vibrancy, diversity and opportunity,” said Jill Meyer, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “His stewardship of the talent work at Cintrifuse has led to measurable and meaningful results, and we’re excited about the vision he presented for the Chamber’s growing efforts to build the region’s talent base.”
Vogel is a member of the American Jewish Committee’s Lazarus Awards committee, the Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation Board of Directors, the bioLOGIC Lifesciences Incubator Board of Directors and Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Applied Informatics Advisory Board. Additionally, he is a member of the Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub Advisory Council and ArtsWave Sustaining Impact Grant committee.
Earlier in his career, Vogel launched two small businesses; a musician’s talent agency and a music academy. As a classical musician himself, Vogel won international competitions and twice sold-out Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall—first as a soloist and later with his chamber group.
Vogel and his family enjoy the Cincinnati area’s entertainment, independent restaurants and educational offerings, including Walnut Hills High School where their son is a student.