September 11, 2012
Meet Leadership Cincinnati USA Class 36
The Chamber has announced the 54 men and women selected for participation in Class 36 of Leadership Cincinnati. Leadership Cincinnati, the preeminent leadership development program in Cincinnati USA, provides participants a broad view of civic leadership through direct contact with a wide variety of institutions and people.
Class members are chosen from a cross section of the community and represent the region's top levels of leadership. The program focuses on creating a regional culture of innovation in the areas of education, economic development, inclusion, justice, arts and culture, health care, human services and sustainability.
The ten-month program, starting in September, stimulates concern for the quality of life in the region using Agenda 360 and Vision 2015 as a guide.
The goal is to prepare the participants, who are already leaders in their professions and companies, for more active involvement in public affairs. Projects initiated by previous Leadership Cincinnati classes include Crayons to Computers, the Charitable Pharmacy at St. Vincent de Paul, and Flush No Drugs, a program encouraging citizens to not flush old prescription drugs down the toilet due to the impact it has on the water supply.
"Participants in Leadership Cincinnati interact with over 175 people, from corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs and elected officials to students, people living in public housing and the homeless," said Dan Hurley, director of Leadership Cincinnati. "But the real learning will occur through the tremendous diversity of backgrounds, experiences and outlooks represented by the members this class. Nothing is more gratifying than to hear a class member say the Leadership Cincinnati experience transformed how he or she sees the community."
2012-2013 Leadership Cincinnati USA Class 36
Yousuf Ahmad, Mercy Health
Sister Jeanne Bessette, OSF, DePaul Cristo Rey High School
Kathleen Burklow, Sprout Insight, LLC
Mark Caner, Western & Southern Financial Group
Becky Catino, 625 Investments
Dr. Robyn Chatman, Health Bridge
Pamela Coleman-Brailsford, Cintas Corporation
Terry Garcia Crews, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (METRO)
Brendon Cull, The Kroger Co.
Jennifer Dauer, P&G
Matt Davis, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
David Dawson, Sibcy Cline Realtors
Justin Flamm, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Mark Frey, Hixson Architecture-Engineering-Interiors
James Gerdsen, Apollo Heating Cooling and Plumbing
Meghan Glynn, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Kimberly Halbauer, Fifth Third Bank
Todd Immell, Ernst & Young
S. David Jenike, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Gail Kist-Kline, Mason City Schools
Patrick Lafley, Quadrant Partners
Tom Lampe, Messer Construction Co.
Emmett Landgren, University of Cincinnati
Rachel Lyon, NKU
Charles Matthews, University of Cincinnati Center for Entrepreneurship, Education & Research
Julie McGehee, The E.W. Scripps Company
Mary Miller, Jancoa Janitorial Services, Inc.
Michael Miller, Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
John Moster, Clark Schaefer Hackett
Toshio Nakao, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Roger Newport, AK Steel Corporation
Judy Office, Inner Summit LLC
Sean Parker, P&G
Michael Perry, Vehr Communications
Sherri Prentiss, Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras
Heather Quinley, Duke Energy
Kurt Reiber, Freestore Foodbank, Inc.
Beth Robinson, Uptown Consortium
Cheryl Rose, PNC Wealth Management
James Saporito, Cincinnati Children's Hosp. Medical Center
Kathy Selker, Northlich
Elizabeth Sherwood, Huntington National Bank
Paul Silva, First Financial Bank
Jason Sims, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Joshua Smith, City of Hamilton, Ohio
Jamie Smith, Business Courier
Liza Smitherman, Jostin Construction
Debe Terhar, State Board of Education of Ohio
Shiloh Turner, Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Bernice Walker, Hamilton County
Judith Warren, Health Care Access Now
Mark Weadick, Student Loan Capital Strategies, LLC
Tracy Wells, Talbert House
Peggy Zink, Cincinnati Works