FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (July 23, 2018) – The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 40 years of Leadership Northern Kentucky with a new class of 52 professionals from businesses around Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region.
The nine-month program utilizes the community as a classroom to help participants gain an understanding of the strengths and opportunities of the Northern Kentucky region and the skills necessary to motivate and engage others in collaborative efforts to address them.
Since its inception, 1,300 alumni have come together through the Leadership Northern Kentucky program to make a difference in the community. At the end of each year the classes have used their insights gained during the program to complete hands-on projects aimed at supporting and improving the community. Past projects include Unlock the Block, Hopebox Derby, River Cities Relay, UpStart, Emergency Shelter NKY, the NKY MakerSpace, and more.
“We are excited to begin the celebration of Leadership Northern Kentucky’s 40th year by welcoming the Class of 2019,” said Leadership Northern Kentucky Chair John Domaschko (Class of 2013). “During this milestone year, the class will develop and enhance their understanding of our region’s circumstances while being challenged to improve those circumstances collaboratively,” continued Domaschko, senior counsel at Great American Insurance Group. “This special group is poised to contribute immediately to our community and we look forward to being part of that process.”
Domaschko, along with Vice Chair Laura Menge (Class of 2015), Philanthropic Advisor with the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Leadership NKY Alumni are responsible for organizing the monthly sessions for participants.
The Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2019 participants were selected from a variety of job sectors and civic interests, from companies and organizations on both sides of the river.
Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2019
- Jill Bailey, City of Fort Wright
- Shellie Baker, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
- Gina Bath, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
- Trey Bramble, Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky
- Cara Brooks, Duke Energy
- Ashley Clos, The Christ Hospital Health Network
- Emily Cochran, Graydon, Head & Ritchey, LLP
- Aaron Davis, Kenton County Airport Board
- Kathy Elder, Catholic Health Initiatives
- Connie Flynn, Erigo Employer Solutions
- Chris Francis, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
- Elizabeth Fricke, Children, Inc.
- Patrick Gerak, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
- Christi Godman, Gateway Community and Technical College
- Chris Guidugli, Rudler, PSC
- Kimberly Harp, REDI Cincinnati
- Tom Hornsby, Citi
- Chad Hudepohl, Valley Interior Systems
- Andrew Kearns, Hummel Hatfield Agency Inc.
- Jane Kleier, Notre Dame Academy
- Chris Linck, BKD, LLP
- Michele Lorms, N2 Publishing
- Melissa Loyd, Mental Health America/NKY Agency for Substance Abuse Policy
- Casey Maley, PNC Equipment Finance
- Holly Mazzocca, Bartlett Wealth Management
- Brooke Megenhardt, Toyota Boshoku America
- Johna Mercer, Citi
- Kurt Moeller, St. Elizabeth Foundation
- Faith Mulberry, Kenton County Public Library
- Shanna Novosel, Biggby Coffee
- Sean O’Leary, Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky
- Dave Osterday, Furlong Building
- Justin Otto, Newport on the Levee
- Michael Raidt, Logan Lavelle Hunt
- Alex Rechtin, Roeding Insurance Group
- Stephen Reece, KLH Engineers, PSC
- Brett Renzenbrink, Buechner Haffer Meyers Koenig LPA
- Brett Riggins, Duke Energy
- Davis Robinson, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
- Carey Sanders, Fifth Third Bank
- Marie Schenkel, Campbell County Fiscal Court
- Shannon Schumacher, HORAN
- Scott Sharrock, Jolly Plumbing
- John Simkonis, Huntington Bank
- Artie Spaw, KZF Design
- Kevin Stiverson, C-Forward Inc.
- Jake Toebben, Toebben Construction
- Jennifer Vories, Keller Williams
- Kenneth Webb, Republic Bank
- Vincent Williams, Orchestrate Technologies
- Casey Williams, Spotted Yeti Media
- Laurie Wolsing, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
To learn more about Leadership NKY visit www.nkychamber.com/LNK.