Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

June 30, 2020

Congratulations to WE Lead Class 14

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WE Lead, the Cincinnati Chamber’s flagship leadership development program of Women Excel (WE), is a 10-month executive leadership development experience for high-potential, goal-oriented women who are actively preparing for the next level of their career. Participants are high achieving women who are being assigned increasing levels of responsibility within their organization and are on track for future advancement.

On June 16, 54 incredible women officially graduated from WE Lead. In light of COVID-19, this year's WE Lead graduation was virtual. The graduation ceremony opened with a virtual Dance Party led by Revolution Dance Director David Choate and closed with a special sneak peek performance by Tracy Walker. Classmates  Zecie Smith, Sr. Quality Engineer Manager, Johnson and Johnson and Susan Smith, Commercial Underwriting Manager, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies both gave moving speeches that inspired the class to continue to lead, be authentic, and to stay connected with each other.  

A special thank you to Truepoint Wealth Counsel and Accenture for investing in WE Lead as they know the critical importance in elevating female leaders. Chris Carleton, Wealth Advisor & Principal Chair, Women’s Wealth Counsel, Truepoint Wealth Counsel, WE Lead Class 2 and Michelle Keating, Senior HR Director, Accenture, Leadership Cincinnati Class 39 both shared inspiring messages with the class. We are proud to welcome WE Lead Class 14 into the Alumni Network.

WE Lead Class 14 Graduates:

Tara Adams 

Michelle Altenau     

Stephanie Arvin      

Robyn Bancroft      

Sarah Cameron      

Susana Chamlee    

Kristen Copeland    

Jen Couser  

Michelle Curley      

Shelly Deavy

Priska Doud 

Becky Eldrege        

Krista Geiger

Emily Gibbons        

Maggie Glacken     

Sally Grimes

Alison Hansen        

Ashley Harriman    

Joanna Harvey       

DeAnna Hawkins    

Melissa Herman     

Shelly Hoffman      

Annie Horn  

Ginger Johnson      

Melissa Jones        

Amanda Kehres     

Susan Kelley

Beth Ludwig 

Amy McFarland      

Laura Middendorf   

Emily Myers 

Ash Norton  

Julie Pugh    

Jaclyn Sablosky     

Christy Samad       

Carey Sanders       

Regan Schmidt      

Andi Sempier         

Stephanie Slayback

Zecie Smith 

Allison Stortz

Shonda Sullivan     

Jackie Thomas       

Calethia Turner      

Jamila Watson       

Darcy Watt  

Amy Weber  

Nichole Williams     

Susan Williams       

Angie Wurtenberger

Sherry Wymer        

Jen Yuchasz

Ali Yuratovac

Jennifer Zelkind



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