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November 28, 2017

Leadership Action will work to solve community challenges

As part of the newly engineered Leadership Action model, participants in the Cincinnati Chamber leadership program will work to solve against community challenges. After a request for proposals, the Cincinnati Chamber received dozens of ideas that included advancing neighborhoods, creating green offices, building stronger volunteers and many more. The projects chosen for Leadership Action Class 4 (2017-2018) will be:

  • Creating the model for a Cincinnati car-share program. Proposal submitted by the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environment and Sustainability.
  • Creating the model for a comprehensive one-stop support center for nonprofit agencies. Proposal submitted by Resource, an organization that works to build stronger nonprofits.

“While all of the proposals received were dynamic and impactful, Leadership Action Class 4 felt they could create the most change with the car-share and nonprofit resource center projects,” said Amy Thompson, Leadership Programs and Alumni Network leader for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “The outcome of these initiatives will help move people to jobs and expand and diversify the talent base of our region.”

Leadership Action Class 4 participants are:

  • Chris Bergman, FamilyTech
  • Daniel Betts, Cincinnati Recreation Commission
  • Paula Brehm-Heeger, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
  • Bob Carson, The E. W. Scripps Company
  • Alicia Culman, Great Parks Foundation
  • Marc Dizard, PNC Bank
  • Tom Fernandez, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
  • Adam Fraser, Total Quality Logistics
  • Moira Gettens, Oswald Companies
  • Tom Gormley, Beech Acres Parenting Center
  • Rich Harrison, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
  • Maurice Huey, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
  • Mark Lawson, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio
  • Dave Liles, First Financial Bank
  • Deon Mack Sr., Cincinnati Police Department
  • Jorge Perez, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
  • Scott Taylor, Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati
  • Gerald Ulland, Fort Washington Investment Advisors
  • Jen Weil, Procter & Gamble
  • Scott Wingate, WAVE Foundation

Leadership Action is already making a difference. Past classes worked with Cincinnati Public Schools to connect prospective employers with students, making students aware of the cross section of jobs available in Cincinnati's regional economy. Additionally, Leadership Action participants pursued The Prosperity for All project, a daring plan that prepares graduates to work in jobs with real career ladders, rather than jobs with no room for advancement.

Leadership Action Class 4 will culminate in May of 2018.

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