FORT MITCHELL, Ky. — The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) announced the 44th class of Leadership Northern Kentucky (Leadership NKY) on Friday, July 1. The 2023 class includes 51 professionals representing businesses and organizations across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.
A 10-month program designed to help develop business and community leaders, Leadership NKY utilizes the community as a classroom to help participants gain an understanding of the strengths and challenges of the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area, and the skills necessary to motivate and engage others in collaborative efforts to address them. Participants undergo a substantive education by industry leaders across a diverse range of topics, with sessions on topics including economic development, education, government, and human services, among others.
Since its inception in 1979, more than 1,400 alumni have participated in the Leadership NKY program to make a difference in the community.
“Leadership Northern Kentucky is a unique experience that will push our community’s leaders to get out of their comfort zones and embrace diverse perspectives on the challenges and issues facing the region. One step out of the comfort zone is one step into the learning zone,” said Kenneth Webb of Republic Bank, chair of the Leadership NKY Class of 2023.
The following individuals have been named to the Leadership NKY Class of 2023:
- Paige Adams, Duke Energy Corp.
- Dawna Bach, Boone County Public Library
- Joe Bayer, Fedders Construction
- Leanne Beck, Boone County Commonwealth Attorney
- Laura Berkemeier Gossett, Life Learning Center
- Sommer Bockerstette, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
- Jesse Brewer, Boone County Fiscal Court
- Chris Brison, First Financial Bank
- Bill Bromback, HGC Construction
- Patrice Brooks, Kroger Co.
- Ami Brown, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
- Danae Brown, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
- Chanda Calentine, City of Fort Thomas
- Laurie Chambers, St Elizabeth Physicians
- Rene Cheatham, Learning Grove
- Jenny Collopy, The Christ Hospital Health Network
- Nicole Cullum, Planning and Development Services of Kenton County
- Abbey Cummins, Everything Cincy
- Susan Douglas, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road
- Correy Eimer, Brighton Center
- Rich Elwell, CVG Airport
- Jennifer Fields, Citi
- Alvin Garrison, Covington Independent Public Schools
- Whitney Glover, Graydon
- Meghan Goth, LINK nky
- Hank Heidrich, Central Bank
- Joseph Hill, Adams Law, PLLC
- Vanessa Hunn, Northern Kentucky University
- Andy Johnston, Heritage Bank
- John Keller, PNC Bank
- Christina Kidwell, Local Studio 325
- Krystan Krailler, Scooter Media
- Cassidy Lekan, Transitions, Inc.
- Megan Meyer, Gilman Partners
- Cheryl Nachbauer, RCF Group
- Cheri Padgett, Fifth Third Bank
- Julia Pile, ParentCamp
- Logan Rains, Kenton County Public Library
- Todd Rohrer, C-Forward
- Jenny Sand, Northern Kentucky University
- Colin Smith, EGC Construction
- Jason Spaulding, Turner Construction
- Devon Stansbury, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED
- Paul Tontillo, Gateway Community & Technical College
- Justin Vogel, Thomas More University
- Corey Walkup, WesBanco Bank
- Molly Wheeler, Gravity Diagnostics
- Jerad Whitt, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
- Michael Willenbrink, Bayer Becker, Inc.
- Tami Wilson, NKY Chamber of Commerce
- Brenden Zenni, Messer Construction
The Leadership NKY Class of 2023 program will kick off in August.
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