Spent 18 years at Toyota
EDGEWOOD, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2016) — Carri Chandler has been named vice president of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Foundation.
Chandler has more than 18 years of community relations experience working at the ToyotaMotor Engineering & Manufacturing North America headquarters in Erlanger. She led activities in media and community relations for Toyota’s 14 North American manufacturing plants.
She is a graduate of the Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2001, past chair of the Class of 2006 and was honored by the organization as one of five “Leaders of Distinction” in 2014. She is a 2014 graduate of the statewide Leadership Kentucky program and currently serves on the board.
“We are fortunate to have someone with the background and skill set Carri brings to our team,” said Garren Colvin, St. Elizabeth President & CEO. “She has established deep roots and developed a solid reputation within the community. She also has a strong track record of strengthening fund development programs and partnering with leaders in our community which will help to improve Northern Kentucky’s overall vitality and health.”
Chandler chaired the United Way Northern Kentucky cabinet for the 100th anniversary campaign and serves on the current campaign cabinet. She was honored by the Greater Cincinnati United Way with the Neil H. McElroy award for Resource Development Leadership. Since 1999, she has chaired and continues to serve on the board of Kids Voting Northern Kentucky, a non-partisan organization dedicated to generating interest in the voting process to eventually increase voter turnout.
She served on the leadership team of Vision 2015. Following seven years on the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Ambassador Council, she now serves on the Zoo’s Foundation board. She was honored in Cincinnati Business Courier’s annual “Forty Under 40” list of rising community leaders and by The Kentucky Post with the Outstanding Woman of the Year Emerging Leader award. She received the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Walter L. Pieschel Award as the organization’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year and serves on the Chamber’s board.
A native of Elkhart, Ind. Chandler is a graduate of Ball State University and studied political science in Vienna, Austria. She lives in Ft. Mitchell with her husband and two children.