Jill P. Meyer
President & CEO
Jill Meyer is leading the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, one of the largest metro chambers in the nation, on a course designed specifically to grow the vibrancy and economic prosperity of the Cincinnati region. She is focused on partnering the Chamber with its members and other key organizations committed to driving future success for the region.
To create the Chamber’s new strategic plan, Jill listened to the Chamber’s 4000 member businesses (representing 300,000 employees), the Chamber staff and Board of Trustees, and many other committed individuals and organizations. The plan sets the Chamber on an aggressive path to expand the region’s talent base, harness the power of greater Cincinnati’s unique offerings, and lead with a bold voice for business.
Jill is well-versed in the role of advocate and servant for businesses. She practiced law for twenty years at Frost Brown Todd, serving as the Member-in-Charge of the law firm’s Cincinnati office for her last 6 years, leading the law firm’s business development, client relations, and civic and charitable initiatives in the Cincinnati market.
Those initiatives also led Jill to serve her passions. A dedicated volunteer to many important civic and community causes over the years, she currently serves on the boards of 3CDC, CincyTech, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., REDI Cincinnati, UC Economics Center and the YWCA. She is also the Immediate Past Chair of Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., and a member of the United Way Tocqueville Society and Women’s Leadership Council and of ArtsWave’s Women’s Leadership Roundtable.
Jill has been honored as a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement, a Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40 winner, and is an alum of the Chamber's inaugural Women Excel (WE) Lead class and Leadership Cincinnati Class 34.
She earned her B.A. at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati and her J.D. at Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law, both magna cum laude.
Jill and her concert pianist husband, Awadagin Pratt, are the energetic co-chairs of the 2016 ArtsWave Campaign. They live, with their son, in Cincinnati’s North Avondale neighborhood.
Jill P. Meyer, President & CEO
Laurette Erhardt, Executive Administrative Assistant