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


Molly North, President & CEO, Al. Neyer

First Vice Chair

Leigh R. Fox, President & CEO, Cincinnati Bell Inc. 

Immediate Past Chair

Phillip J. Castellini, Chief Operating Officer, Cincinnati Reds


Jill P. Meyer, President & CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber


Stephen L. Hightower, President & CEO, Hightowers Petroleum Company


Lisa A. Knutson, EVP/Chief Financial Officer, The E.W. Scripps Company

Corporate Counsel

Tedd H. Friedman, Partner, Katz Teller


Cynthia O. Booth, President & CEO, COBCO Enterprises
Gregory W. Harmeyer, CEO, TiER1 Performance Solutions, LLC
Brian Hodgett
, Ohio Government & Community Relations, The Procter & Gamble Company
Kevin C. M. Jones, Regional President, Huntington Bank
Julia W. Poston, Retired, Ernst & Young LLP
James A. Watkins, President, TriVersity Construction 

Board of Directors

David J. Adams, Chief Innovation Officer, University of Cincinnati
Josef Allen, General Manager of Global Operations, General Electric
Gregory W. Battle, President & CEO, LCI / Battle Plan Solutions
Troy D. Brodie, President, Western & Southern Life Insurance Company
Sylvia Buxton, President and CEO, Perfetti van Melle
Kevin W. Canafax, Vice President Midwest Public Affairs, Fidelity Investments
Christopher Che, President & CEO, Che International Group, LLC
Karen R. Cooper, President & Co-Founder, Onebridge
Timothy A. Elsbrock, Regional President, Fifth Third Bank
Stephanie L. Ferris, Chief Operating Officer, FIS
Michelle A. Gillis, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, American Financial Group
Lonnie C. Grayson, President & CEO, Environmental and Safety Solutions Inc.
Andrew T. Hawking, Executive Vice President, Regional President, BB&T
Greg Herrin, Vice President, Cincinnati Region, Messer Construction Co.
Patrick Lafley,
Managing Partner, Constellation Wealth Advisors
Richard P. Lofgren, MD,
President & CEO, UC Health
Candace S. McGraw, CEO, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Kenneth McNutt, Co-Founder, MadTree Brewing Company
John A. Moore, President, Moore Air
Mark D. Mumford, Senior Vice President & CFO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Maggie Nichols, President & CEO, Erukea! Ranch
Ben D. Parks Jr.
, President, Parks Electrical Services
James W. Price II, President & CEO, Empower MediaMarketing
James R. Regg, Senior Executive, Communications and Infrastructure, GE Aviation
J. Scott Robertson, Chairman, RCF Group
Deepak Sharma
, Business Head, Tata Consultancy Services
Liza D. Smitherman, VP, Corporate Strategy, Jostin Construction, Inc.
James W. Sowar, Cincinnati Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP
Gerald A. Sparkman, Chief Executive Officer, d.e. Foxx
Amy B. Spiller, President, Duke Energy Ohio & Kentucky
Barbara A. Turner, President & Chief Operating Officer, Ohio National Financial Services
Ashish K. Vaidya, Ph.D., President, Northern Kentucky University
Warren Weber, Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking & Market Leader, PNC Bank
Thomas L. Williams, President & CEO, North American Properties
James M. Zimmerman, Member-In-Charge, Cincinnati, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Senior Council

Phillip J. Castellini, Chief Operating Officer, Cincinnati Reds
Leigh R. Fox, President and CEO, Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Kay Geiger
, President, PNC Bank, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
Melvin J. Gravely II, CEO, TriVersity Construction
Jill P. Meyer, President & CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Ralph S. "Mike" Michael III,
Chairman, Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati 
Molly North
, President & CEO, Al. Neyer
Julia W. Poston, Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
George Vincent, Managing Partner & Chairman, Dinsmore & Shohl

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