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C-Change Welcomes 56 Young Leaders to Class 12 

CINCINNATI—January 10, 2017--- C-Change, a HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) program, announced that 56 young leaders representing 56 regional businesses will participate in Class 12. Since 2006, the year-long leadership development program, has connected more than 600 young professionals to each other and the community. An opening reception for C-Change Class 12 is Wednesday, January 18, 4-7 p.m., at the Cincinnati Chamber’s 3 East Fourth Street Learning Center.

“The Cincinnati Chamber is committed to expanding the region’s talent base through attraction, development and connection,” said Jill P. Meyer, president & CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “C-Change develops the leadership skills of young talent by connecting them, meaningfully, with resources, community leaders and other young professionals.”

“C-Change participants grow their leadership skills through community projects,” added Julie Bernzott, HYPE programs leader. In doing so, they make a positive impact on the Cincinnati region.” In 2016, C-Change participants supported HOME, a Thanksgiving weekend showcase of Cincinnati’s great food, drink, music, art and shopping.




Scott Allison, Topic Design, Inc.

Emily Bae, Ohio National Financial Services

Aaron Bernay, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Brian Borcherding, Messer Construction Co.

Lauren Bosse, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Megan Cooper, Infoverity

Stefan Cornelis, GBBN Architects

Kristy Davis, UC Health

Sara-Kate DeBord, Paycor Inc.

Tom Demeropolis, Cincinnati Business Courier

Rachel Doellman, Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Barrett Evans, Macy's, Inc.

Daniel Feldmann, Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati

Aurore Fournier, People's Liberty

Chuck Haddox, Best Upon Request Corporate, Inc.

Madeline Hedges, First National Bank

Adam Hemmer, Paul Hemmer Company

Andria Humpert, 84.51°

Katie Kaminski, Convergys Corporation

Jessica Kathman, Cincinnati Bell Business

Mindy Kershner, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl. Airport

Bridget Klare, The Kroger Co.

Daniel Knecht, Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP

Steven Kohler, VonLehman & Company Inc.

Emily Lang, School Outfitters

Lacey Luxon Assurex Health

Chad Maggard, Johnson Investment Counsel Inc.

Nikki Marksberry, emersion DESIGN

Sarah McManus, Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Megan Meyer, Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority

Jeremy Michael, Al. Neyer

Miranda Millard, MORTAR Cincinnati

Aaron Motley, American Heart Association

Nadirah Mutala, P & G

Roy Nickerson, BoldLeap Leadership & Strategy

Jason Nickles, Western & Southern Financial Group

Jason Palmer, Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

Victor Parker, HM Insurance Group

Carrie Pastor, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Shane Price, Ingage Partners, LLC

Victoria Pulido, Nielsen

Tina Raley-Charlot, The E.W. Scripps Co.

Brian Reisert, Cincinnati Insurance Company

Josh Ruth, The Huntington National Bank

Brett Sanders, Xavier University

Kevin Schmit, Total Quality Logistics Inc.

Brieanne Sheehan, University of Cincinnati

Jay Shifman, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation

Amber Smith, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Blake Smith, Cladwell

Kaila Statt, PNC Bank

Andrew Suszko, BHDP Architecture

Elena Terán, Thrive Impact Sourcing

Annette Tice, EY

T.J. White, Center for Local Government

John Yung, Urban Fast Forward


About HYPE
HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) is a robust platform designed to ensure the Cincinnati region remains a top destination for young professionals to live and work. Produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, HYPE offers programs, events and resources to engage, develop and retain young talent. For more information, visit

HYPE is presented by PNC Bank and sponsored by Xavier University Williams College of Business and 4EG. The YMCA is a HYPE Community Partner and the Cincinnati Enquirer is HYPE’s Media Partner.

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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