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Cincinnati Chamber’s Sharahn Monk Chosen for U.S. Chamber Talent Pipeline Management Academy 

Workforce development initiative addresses nation’s skills gap

CINCINNATI—July 13, 2017—Sharahn Monk, talent connections leader for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, has been selected for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Talent Pipeline Management Academy (TPM).

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the TPM model is designed to address the mismatch between outcomes of the current education and training system, which has resulted in employers nationwide trying to find qualified candidates for nearly 6 million unfilled jobs.

“Cincinnati Chamber members have made it clear that attracting skilled talent is a priority,” said Ms. Monk. “Like the work of the Cincinnati Chamber, the TPM model is designed to connect our members with talent resources, develop the talent pool and improve collaboration between schools and businesses.”

“Sharahn is one of just nineteen people chosen nationally to participate in this skills gap initiative. She will be among leaders from across the country representing Chambers, Economic Development and Business. Her selection will help place the Cincinnati region in in a unique position to invite new talent ideas and assist employers in making them happen,” added Jordan Vogel, the Cincinnati Chamber’s vice president of talent initiatives.

About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber grows the vibrancy and economic prosperity of the Cincinnati region. It does this by serving as a bold voice for the interests of its 4,000 member businesses and their more than 300,000 employees. The Chamber is committed to expanding the region's talent base by attracting new residents and finding new ways to connect employers to skilled workers. And, by harnessing the power of Cincinnati USA’s unique offerings, implementing regional vision, and through intentional inclusion in everything we do, the Chamber is on a path to help transform this region into the hottest city in America. For more information, visit

Contact: Courtney Tomasetti, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Marketing Manager, 513.579.3124; cell 513.478.7478.

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