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    September 11, 2012

    Meet Leadership Cincinnati USA Class 36

    Leadership Cincinnati spons by First 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.

    Hurley, Dan"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

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