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    May 05, 2014

    Meet the inaugural YP Cincy Next class

    Cincy Next

    Cincy Next, the newest offering in the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s recently expanded suite of leadership programming, has announced its first class. Last week, 35 young professionals kicked off the 8-month program at a reception. 

    Cincy Next is designed for early career professionals (approximate ages 22-30) with eight years or less of professional work experience. The members of this inaugural class come from a wide variety of backgrounds, occupations and local employers. 

    “The response to this new program was stronger than expected, and that competition is exciting for me to see,” said Julie Bernzott, manager of HYPE Programs for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “We are very pleased with the quality of the participants too, especially given this is the inaugural class,” she added. 

    Announced in February, the addition of Cincy Next was driven by increased demand from the region’s businesses and non-profits. It joins the already established leadership brands of Leadership Cincinnati, C-Change, WE Lead and WE Succeed as well as additional new program Leadership Action.

    Cincy Next, like C-Change, is part of the Chamber’s HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) programs. Curriculum topics will include: personal branding, effective communication, public speaking, difficult conversations/conflict, goal-setting, generational workforce issues, personal finance, and introduction to networking. 

    2014 Cincy Next Class Participants:
    Andrew Altman, Kolar Design
    Rachael Coates, Johnson Investment Counsel
    Analisa Condon, Crayons to Computers
    Jennifer Dabbelt, Triplefin
    Annette DiTommaso, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
    Caroline Dunn, LPK
    Jordan Finley, Northwestern Mutual
    Kristin Fishbaugh, RiverPoint Capital Management
    Jacob Geglein, Merrill Lynch
    Megan Glowacki, Thompson Hine
    Dan Guttridge, Vehr Communications
    Daniel Hass, Merrill Lynch
    Jason Hightower, Hightowers Petroluem
    Megan Hube, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
    Sophia Jannace, Keating Muething & Klekamp
    Will Johnson, Messer Construction
    Karen Kearney, St Vincent de Paul
    Kurtis Kersey, Northwestern Mutual
    Courtney McAbee, Macy's
    Chris Michel, Deloitte
    Cory Murner, Bayer Becker
    Amanda Neyer, Neyer Properties
    Joshua Proffitt, PNC Bank
    Annie Rinehart, dunnhumby
    Allison Ross, Macy's
    Toby Sallee, UC-Institute for Policy Research
    Ben Schmidlin, Daymon Worldwide
    Will Schumacher, KeyBank
    Jules Shumate, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
    Theodora (Teddy) Siegel, Catholic Health Partners
    Katie Smith, UC Health
    Taylor Uehlin, Fifth Third Bank
    Craig Vonderhaar, Cassady Schiller
    Emma Walker, Kroger
    Steven Wood, Tire Discounters

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