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Amy Thompson Named Director of Leadership Cincinnati and Leadership Action
Camp Joy Executive Director to be catalyst in solving region’s greatest challenges 

CINCINNATI—April 13, 2016—The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber announced today that Amy Thompson has been named Director of Leadership Cincinnati and Leadership Action. Leadership Cincinnati, the Chamber’s flagship leadership development program, has a proud history reaching back four decades with over 1700 graduates in leadership roles across the region. Leadership Action, entering its third year, is a hands-on leadership development experience for executives that focuses on designing and executing a single project capable of moving the needle on an issue of importance to the region. 

Thompson currently serves as executive director of Camp Joy in Clarksville, Ohio. She has worked in various roles at Camp Joy since 1999. Thompson is a Class 37 Leadership Cincinnati alumna, a graduate of the Chamber’s WE Lead program, and has nearly 20 years of experience helping individuals and corporate and non-profit teams reach their full potential through life-changing experiences. 

“As Leadership Cincinnati enters its 40th year, we are fortunate to have Amy transforming our region’s next great wave of pacesetters and influencers,” said Jill Meyer, president & CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “Her ability to share a clear vision, motivate others and magnify the strengths of the leaders in our area is a tremendous asset to our businesses and our community.” 

“I’m looking forward to helping Cincinnati’s leaders reach their personal and professional peaks through engaging experiences, meaningful dialogue, tough questions and reflection,” offered Thompson. “I aim to be a catalyst in solving our region’s greatest challenges.” 

“Throughout her time with Camp Joy, Amy led with vision and a passion for Joy’s mission of serving the underserved and those with chronic diseases,” said Lisa Knutson, chair of Camp Joy’s board. “While Amy’s departure is bittersweet for us, there is no doubt that our region will continue to benefit from her work.” 

Thompson has actively participated in the community, serving on boards and committees for the American Camp Association, Green Umbrella, Impact 100 and Leadership Council of Health & Human Services Executives. She is also a member of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2010. Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and a Master’s Degree from University of North Carolina. She also received a Non-Profit Certificate from Duke University. She lives in Loveland with her daughter, Kaylee.

About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber:
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is one of the nation’s largest chambers, representing the interests of 4,000 member businesses. Its mission is to grow the vibrancy and economic prosperity of the region. The Chamber serves its membership and the Cincinnati USA community through leadership and professional development programs, government advocacy, regional vision and collaboration, money-saving benefit programs, and festivals and events. For more information, visit

Contact:  Rich Walburg, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Communications Director, 513.579.3194; cell 513.205.7424



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