Leadership Roundtable Exclusive: From Disruption to Success: A Roadmap for 2021

The Cincinnati Chamber’s Leadership Roundtable program, in collaboration with the Manufacturing Roundtable, presents an in-depth look into how the region’s leading companies uncovered and harnessed success while navigating the disruption of COVID-19. 

During this 90-minute session you will hear from Barbara Smith, President and Majority Owner of Journey Steel, Bryan Becker, VP of Operations and Engineering at Michelman, and Adam Davey, President at VonLehman. The session will be moderated by Mel Warncke, Senior Project Manager at AMEND Consulting. Join these leaders from various industries as they discuss and share their insights and a new business model for 2021.

For information about the Leadership Roundtable program, please visit https://www.cincinnatichamber.com/talent-initiatives/leadership-roundtables or email smapes@cincinnatichamber.com

Sponsored by VonLehman, AMEND Consulting and Humana.


Adam Davey, President
VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm

Adam’s professional career began as a VonLehman co-op nearly 27 years ago. Today, he is a shareholder and the firm’s Managing Partner-In-Waiting. His peers and clients alike, attest that the largest strides in his career are not a product of his successes as an accountant, but from his partnerships in the community as a trusted advisor. It is one thing to become an expert in a given field, but to find a passion that fuels a career is a true measure of success.

Barbara Smith
, President and Majority Owner
Journey Steel, Inc.

President and Majority Owner of Journey Steel, Inc. Barb Smith founded the company in 2009. Her journey extends both personally and professionally as she is the mother of two young men and the grandmother of one beautiful grandson. Barb gained 6 years of construction experience right out of college and added 18 years of architectural and engineering experience before starting Journey Steel, Inc.

Bryan Becker, Vice President Operations and Engineering
Michelman Inc.

Bryan leads the Michelman Inc. operations and engineering activities as well as advanced manufacturing. He is building a consistent and reliable manufacturing structure to support the growing business at Michelman.  Core to his work is focusing to increase the sustainability for specific communities served around the world.


Mel Warncke, Senior Project Manager
AMEND Consulting

A lifelong Cincinnatian, Mel is a graduate of Ursuline Academy and Miami University. After a decade at Cintas where she worked on corporate sales strategy and structure, product development and building an internal analytics capability, she now helps mid market companies with their business challenges as a Senior Project Manager with AMEND. Her driving passion is mentoring fellow women in analytics.

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