Board of Directors

Our organization is supported by a diverse group of business leaders who are passionate about growing the vibrancy and economic prosperity of our region.

Executive Committee


Candace S. McGraw, Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Immediate Past Chair

Leigh R. Fox, President & CEO, altafiber

First Vice Chair

James A. Watkins, President, TriVersity Construction


Jill P. Meyer, CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber


Brendon J. Cull, President, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber


Timothy A. Elsbrock, Regional President, Fifth Third Bank


Brian Hodgett, VP, State Government Relations & Ohio Community Relations, The Procter & Gamble Company

Corporate Counsel

Tedd H. Friedman, Partner, Katz Teller


Patrick Lafley, Managing Partner, Constellation
Nerissa E. Morris,
SVP & Chief HR and Diversity Officer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
James W. Price II
, President & CEO, Empower
Gerald A. Sparkman, Chief Executive Officer, d.e Foxx
Amy B. Spiller, President, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky

Board of Directors

Josef Allen, Chief Diversity Officer - Aviation, General Electric
Natalie L. Auzenne-Swan, SVP, Group Manager & Co-Regional Leader, Fidelity Investments
Jeff Berding,
Co-CEO, FC Cincinnati
Maureen Bickley,
Vice Member in Charge, Cincinnati Office, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Derrick J. Braziel, Owner, Pata Roja Taqueria
Troy D. Brodie, President, Western & Southern Life Insurance Company
Archie M. Brown, President & CEO, First Financial Bank
Sylvia Buxton,
 President and CEO, North America, Perfetti van Melle
Kerry Byrne, President, Total Quality Logistics
Andrew D. Ciafardini, SVP, Corporate Affairs & Chief Sustainability Officer
Keith G. Dailey,
Group Vice President, Corporate Affairs, The Kroger Co.
Whitney M. Eckert, COO, Jostin Construction, Inc.
Karen Forgus, SVP of Business Operations, Cincinnati Reds
Lonnie C. Grayson, President & CEO, Environmental and Safety Solutions Inc.
Gregory W. Harmeyer, CEO, Tier1 Performance Solutions, LLC 
Deborah Hayes, President & CEO, The Christ Hospital Health Network
Dr. Ryan Hays,
EVP, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, University of Cincinnati 
Stephen L. Hightower II,
Chief Operating Officer, Hightowers Petroleum Co.
Kenneth McNutt, Co-Founder, MadTree Brewing Company
Carolyn Pione Micheli, SVP Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, E.W. Scripps
Steven D. Mullinger, Regional President, Huntington Bank 
Maggie Nichols, President & CEO, Eureka! Ranch
Molly North,
CEO, Al. Neyer
Paaras Parker,
Chief People Officer, Paycor
Ben D. Parks Jr.
, President, Parks Electrical Services
J. Scott Robertson, Chairman, RCF Group
Dr. Anya Sanchez,
Vice President, Global Regulatory Development & Consulting, CTI
Barbara Smith
, President, Journey Steel, Inc.
James W. Sowar, Cincinnati Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP
Jeremy Vaughan, Cincinnati Office Managing Partner, EY
John R. Ward, Senior Vice President Regional Operations, TriHealth Inc.
Melissa A. Wasson,
Office Managing Partner, PWC
Warren Weber
, Regional President, PNC Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
Thomas L. Williams, President & CEO, North American Properties
Alexander M. Yastrebenetsky, CEO, InfoTrust
James M. Zimmerman
, Partner-In-Charge, Cincinnati, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Senior Council

Phillip J. Castellini, Chief Operating Officer, Cincinnati Reds
Brendon J. Cull, President, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Leigh R. Fox
President and CEO,altafiber
Kay Geiger
, Retired, PNC Bank, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
Melvin J. Gravely II, CEO, TriVersity Construction
Jill P. Meyer, CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Candace S. McGraw, Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Ralph S. "Mike" Michael III
Chairman, Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati 
Molly North, CEO, Al. Neyer
Julia W. Poston, Retired, EY
George Vincent, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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