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NKY Entrepreneur Hub announces Board of Directors

NORTHERN KENTUCKY, — Blue North, the region’s hub for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses announced its board of directors.

The board members include:

Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann, chairman.

  • Knochelmann and his wife, Lisa, own Schneller and Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating and Air, a business founded in 1928 with offices in Covington and Cincinnati.

Stephen Saunders, vice-chair.

  • Saunders is director of innovation and information technology at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Matt Hollenkamp, secretary

  • Hollenkamp is an Emmy award-winning advertising and marketing executive who is currently vice president of marketing and public relations at St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

Christine Russell, treasurer

  • Russell is vice president of strategy for Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED).

Carmen Hickerson

  • Hickerson is assistant vice president of economic engagement and government relations at Northern Kentucky University.

Jesse Simmons

  • Simmons is president of Simmons Supply Chain Solutions.