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


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

Immediate Past Chair

Molly North, President & CEO, Al. Neyer


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


Gregory W. Harmeyer, CEO, TiER1 Performance Solutions, LLC


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

Corporate Counsel

Tedd H. Friedman, Partner, Katz Teller


Cynthia O. Booth, President & CEO, COBCO Enterprises
Brian Hodgett, Ohio Government & Community Relations, The Procter & Gamble Company
Patrick Lafley, Managing Partner, Constellation
James W. Price II
, President & CEO, Empower
Gerald A. Sparkman, Chief Executive Officer, d.e Foxx
Barbara A. Turner, President & CEO, Ohio National Financial Services
James A. Watkins, President, TriVersity Construction 

Board of Directors

David J. Adams, Chief Innovation Officer, University of Cincinnati
Josef Allen, Chief Diversity Officer - Aviation, General Electric
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
Sylvia Buxton, President and CEO, North America, Perfetti van Melle
Kerry Byrne, President, Total Quality Logistics
Kevin W. Canafax
, Vice President Midwest Public Affairs, Fidelity Investments
Christopher Che, President & CEO, Che International Group, LLC
Andrew D. Ciafardini, Head of Corporate & External Affairs, FIS
Keith G. Dailey, Group Vice President, Corporate Affairs, The Kroger Co.
Timothy A. Elsbrock, Regional President, Fifth Third Bank
Karen Forgus, SVP of Business Operations, Cincinnati Reds
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, Market President, Truist
Greg Herrin, Vice President, Cincinnati Region, Messer Construction Co.
Stephen L. Hightower II,
Chief Operating Officer, Hightowers Petroleum Co.
Kevin C. M. Jones,
Regional President, Huntington Bank
Richard P. Lofgren, MD,
President & CEO, UC Health
Kenneth McNutt, Co-Founder, MadTree Brewing Company
Carolyn Pione Micheli, SVP Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, E.W. Scripps
John A. Moore
, President, Moore Air
Nerissa E. Morris, SVP & Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer, Cincinnati Children's
Steven D. Mullinger
, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank
Maggie Nichols, President & CEO, Eureka! Ranch
Damodar Padhi,
Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services
Ben D. Parks Jr.
, President, Parks Electrical Services
J. Scott Robertson, Chairman, RCF Group
Barbara Smith
, President, Journey Steel, Inc.
Liza D. Smitherman, Chief People Officer, Jostin Construction, Inc.
James W. Sowar, Cincinnati Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP
Amy B. Spiller, President, Duke Energy Ohio & Kentucky
Ashish K. Vaidya, Ph.D., President, Northern Kentucky University
Jeremy Vaughan, Cincinnati Office Managing Partner, EY
John R. Ward,
Senior Vice President Regional Operations, TriHealth Inc.
Warren Weber
, Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking & Market Leader, PNC Bank
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
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, Retired, EY
George Vincent, Managing Partner & Chairman, Dinsmore & Shohl

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