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Cincy Next Announces Class 4 

Cincinnati Chamber program develops early career professionals 


CINCINNATI – April 4, 2017 –Cincy Next has announced Class 4, its 2017 class. The program is part of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Harnessing Young Professional Energy initiative (HYPE), and is designed for early career professionals (ages approximately 22-30) seeking the meaningful growth needed to advance both professionally and personally. 42 participants will begin an eight-month program, Wednesday.

“Cincy Next is a Cincinnati Chamber program to gather bright young professionals, inspire passion and ignite action to grow our next generation of dreamers, doers, innovators and makers,” said Jill P. Meyer, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

“Cincy Next will engage Class 4, in meaningful ways, with business leaders and with each other,” said Jordan Vogel, vice president of Talent Initiatives for the Cincinnati Chamber. “Growing and strengthening networking and leadership skills is an investment in our young professionals, our regional businesses and in our community.”

The members of the 2017 Cincy Next class come from a wide variety of backgrounds, occupations and local employers. They are:

Jessica Baker - Mayor’s Office, City of Cincinnati

Chida Balaji- P & G

Claire Beams- Fort Washington Investment Advisors

Naomi Bluesummers- The Kroger Co.

Ryan Brew- Messer Construction Co.

Kate Brockmeier- Cincinnati Opera

Tim Broderick- Al. Neyer

Morgan Busam- M. Hopple & Co.

Gabrielle Calderone- Johnson Investment Counsel

Sean C. Davis- Self-Employed

Katie Dillon- LifeCenter Organ Donor Network

Paul Durham- Stantec

Justin Estrada- Empower MediaMarketing

Tim Fagel- St. Gregory Group

Caitlin Felvus- Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP-Attorneys

Meaghan Fitzgerald - Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Mary Kate Fogarty- Economics Center - University of Cincinnati

Rachel Foster- Paycor Inc.

Vanessa Galloza- P & G

Kaylyn Gast- U.S. Bank

Lindsey Gauggel- Madison Design

Kaeli Halbauer-Erskine- Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Drew Hayes- Great American Insurance Group

Miguel Herrera- North Side Bank & Trust Co.

Logan Holman- Cassady Schiller & Associates Inc.

Andrew Kiddon- Element Materials Technology

Spencer Mapes- ArtsWave

Trent Moyer- Frost Brown Todd LLC

Nicole Nan- Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Mack Parks- HGC Construction

Rachael Poinsatte- Perfetti Van Melle USA Inc.

Sondra Presley- Delhi Township Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Asia Reid- Scripps Media, Inc.

Adam Reynolds- Mackey Advisors

Christopher Rueve- Fifth Third Bank

Anne Schwab- GBBN Architects

Anish Shah- 84.51°

Leah Simpson- Humana of Ohio

Mason Smith- The Cincinnati Reds

David Wagner- Opus Capital Management

Catherine Wendt- The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

John Wolfenden- Truepoint Wealth Counsel

HYPE programming and Cincy Next are presented by community sponsor, the YMCA, and media sponsor Enquirer Media.

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 practicing 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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