Diverse Group of 54 Chosen for  WE Lead Class 13

CINCINNATI – September 4, 2018–
 WE Lead, the Cincinnati Chamber’s flagship leadership development program of Women Excel (WE), is proud to welcome Class 13. The 2018-2019 class includes leaders from a diverse group of industries and backgrounds. 54 women, representing 51 regional businesses and organizations have been selected to participate in Class 13. In its 12-year history, more than 650 women have graduated WE Lead.

“13 is a lucky number for this incredible collection of women leaders,” said Tamara Lang, Women Excel programs leader. “The Cincinnati Chamber knows that experiences and connections made through WE Lead create positive and significant impact on these individuals, their organizations, and our region.”

The WE Lead Class 13 Welcome Reception is Wednesday, September 5, 5-7 p.m., at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber (3 East Fourth Street, 45202).

WE Lead 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. WE Lead is supported by Collaborating Investor, Accenture; and Supporting Investors, Bank of America and Truepoint Wealth Counsel.

Meet WE Lead Class 13:

  • Julie Albright, Madison Wealth Management
  • Sandy Appel, Johnson Investment Counsel
  • Ashley Assanuvat Sullivan, Fifth Third Securities, Inc.
  • Melissa Benedict, AK Steel
  • Alisa Berry, Talbert House
  • April Besl, Dinsmore & Shohl
  • Katie Borgenschutz, The Kroger Company
  • Kathy Brodhag, Ethicon
  • Jen Byrne, Cincinnati Insurance Company
  • Markiea Carter, City of Cincinnati
  • Kim Clark, Council on Aging
  • Ashley Colmenero, Jaan Health
  • Sherry Coolidge, Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Cara Cross, Messer Construction Co.
  • Jamie D'Agostino, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • Helana Darrow, Keating Muething & Klekamp, PLL
  • Molly DeJesus, Episcopal Retirement Services
  • Maggie Edmiston, U.S. Bank
  • Mary Eppstein, Fifth Third Bank
  • Tonya First, ESI, Inc.
  • Kate Fortlage, Formica
  • Pam Geller, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
  • Lisa Glass, Kaiser Consulting
  • Amanda Greenwell, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • Michelle Hall, CBTS
  • Holly Hankinson, The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Meghan Harper, The Model Group
  • Jill Hartmann, Ohio National Financial Services
  • Crystal Holliday, Cincinnati Area Senior Services
  • Meghan Hollowell, EdD, The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Jennifer Howard, Cincinnati Bell
  • Tonya Hurst, TriHealth
  • Jen Hutchings, Procter & Gamble
  • Janice Liebenberg, ArtsWave
  • Kristin List, Ernst & Young
  • Susan McGee, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Carey McGraw Kuznar, Magnified Giving
  • Colleen Neal, Procter & Gamble
  • Meredith Ostoich, Paycor, Inc.
  • Cara Pratt, 84.51
  • Marisa Richter, LPK
  • Becky Riegelsberger, E. W. Scripps Company
  • Adrienne Ruebusch, Miller Valentine Group
  • Amber Schmauch, Phillips Edison & Co.
  • Emily Seitz Pawlak, TriHealth
  • Aimee Sheenan, PNC Bank
  • Shannon Sherrard, Graeter's Ice Cream
  • Donna Sterwerf, Constellation Wealth Advisors
  • Megan Torbeck, PatientPoint
  • Abby Tuke, Truepoint Wealth Counsel
  • Lindi Vernick, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
  • Shelley Volpenhein, Cincinnati Reds
  • Rachel Wehage Kosky, KPMG
  • Victoria Wysel, Cincinnati Police Department
About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber grows the vibrancy and economic prosperity of the Cincinnati region. It does this by serving as a bold voice for the interests of its 4,000-member businesses and their more than 300,000 employees. The Chamber is committed to expanding the region's talent base by attracting new residents and finding new ways to connect employers to skilled workers. And, by harnessing the power of Cincinnati USA’s unique offerings, implementing regional vision, and through intentional inclusion in everything we do, the Chamber is on a path to help transform this region into the hottest city in America. For more information, visit www.cincinnatichamber.com.

Contact: Rich Walburg, Communications Director, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber,
              513.579.3194 Direct, 513.205.7424 Mobile, rwalburg@cincinnatichamber.com

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