November 01, 2011
Meet the new police chief and artistic director of Ensemble Theatre
The December 8 Cincy Chat luncheon features James Craig, new Chief of Cincinnati Police, and Lynn Meyers, Artistic Director at Ensemble Theatre. They will discuss the impact and relationship between our businesses and public safety, and other topics that impact you, your business and our region. Bring your questions.
James Craig, Police Chief, Cincinnati Police Department
James Craig is the thirteenth Police Chief of the Cincinnati, having taken the oath of office on August 2, 2011. Craig previously served as the Chief of Police in Portland, Maine. While in Portland, a city of approximately 65,000 residents, and a sworn and civilian staff of 215, Chief Craig developed the department’s first strategic plan and re-organized the department to improve both efficiency and effectiveness. Craig began his career as a police officer in 1977 for the city of Detroit, Michigan before moving to Los Angeles in 1981. Craig is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF); National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
Lynn Meyers, Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre
Lynn Meyers is currently in her sixteenth season as Producing Artistic Director at the Ensemble Theatre. Her ETC credits include the regional premieres of Next Fall, Thurgood, The Marvelous Wonderettes and 33 Variations among others. Her Off-Broadway credits include Traveler in the Dark and Max and Maxie. Previous to her work at the Ensemble Theatre, Meyers was the Associate Director and Casting Director at Playhouse in the Park where she directed The Real Thing and Steel Magnolias. She is a graduate and Board Member of Thomas More College and was inducted into the Cincinnati Entertainment Award’s Hall of Fame. She is an alumna of Leadership Cincinnati's Class 33, recipient of the 2002 YWCA Career Women of Achievement Award and a Women of Over-the-Rhine Award. She served as the keynote speaker for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s 2009 Annual Conference and in fall 2011 was named as a finalist for the Zelda Fichandler Award for Directing.
When: December 8, 2011, 11:30-1 p.m.
Where: at the Chamber
Register now or call 513.579.3111
Cincy Chat events offer the opportunity to meet and talk with key leaders in our region as they share work/life success stories. These informal and interactive dialogues also incorporate various issues affecting our community into the conversation, and include networking opportunities with other participants and our guest speakers.