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Regional Leaders are Ready to Create Real Change in Cincinnati 

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber announces Leadership Action Class 4


CINCINNATI – September 21, 2017 – 19 Cincinnati area leaders have been selected to participate in Leadership Action Class 4. Leadership Action helps senior leaders develop their personal leadership skills, establish long-lasting relationships and engage with the community to create real change by working hands-on with a community organization.

“Enabling this action-oriented group of leaders to experience Cincinnati in new ways is key to leveraging our region’s potential,” said Amy Thompson, Leadership Programs and Alumni Network leader for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “Leadership Action gives these engaged leaders the opportunity to collaborate while creating a plan to take on our region’s most pressing issues.”

Previous Leadership Action classes have helped change the dynamic between students and regional employers. The Business-Education Connectivity Council (BECC) was created to help students identify the variety of jobs available to them by connecting them to potential employers. Additionally, Prosperity for All was designed to help those who are underemployed prepare for high growth potential careers rather than jobs with minimal advancement. 

For 2017, the Cincinnati Chamber requested proposals from the community. The finalists will present to the Leadership Action class on October 17.

Leadership Action is sponsored by The E.W. Scripps Company and First Financial Bank. 

Meet Leadership Action Class 4:

  • Chris Bergman, CEO/Founder, FamilyTech
  • Daniel Betts, Director of Recreation, Cincinnati Recreation Commission
  • Paula Brehm-Heeger, Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
  • Bob Carson, VP/CIO, The E. W. Scripps Company
  • Alicia Culman, Executive Director, Great Parks Foundation
  • Marc Dizard, Vice President, Regional Investment Director, PNC Bank
  • Tom Fernandez, Director, Minority Business Accelerator, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
  • Adam Fraser, Director of Client Acquisition, Total Quality Logistics
  • Moira Gettens, P&C Market Leader, Oswald Companies
  • Tom Gormley, Chief Marketing & Development Officer, Beech Acres Parenting Center
  • Maurice Huey, Chief Operations Officer, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
  • Mark Lawson, Managing Attorney, Consumer Law, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio
  • Dave Liles, First Vice President, First Financial Bank
  • Deon Mack Sr., Police Officer, Cincinnati Police Department
  • Jorge Perez, President, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
  • Scott Taylor, Vice President, Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati
  • Gerald Ulland, VP & CFO, Fort Washington Investment Advisors
  • Jen Weil, Product Supply Section Head, Procter & Gamble
  • Scott Wingate, Executive Director, WAVE Foundation

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: Rich Walburg, Communications Director, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 
              513.579.3194 Direct, 513.205.7424 Mobile,


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