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2018 Leadership Northern Kentucky and Regional Youth classes announced

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (July 26, 2017) – The Northern Kentucky Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce the classes for the 2018 Leadership Northern Kentucky and Regional Youth Leadership programs.

Leadership NKY and Regional Youth Leadership use the community as a classroom to develop leaders to effectively serve the region. The nine-month programs are designed 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.

“Leadership Northern Kentucky is a unique and special experience. It is not often that more than 50 of Northern Kentucky’s bet and brightest leaders can be brought together to learn from each other, to deepen their understanding of the issues facing the region, and to further develop the leadership skills that will be necessary to address those issues and define NKY for the next generation,” said Leadership Northern Kentucky Chair Jessica Rawe Vice President, Personal Trust Specialist at BB&T Wealth. “The program is truly motivational and creates a contagious energy felt by all involved. I congratulate each of the members of this year’s class, and look forward to seeing the impact they will make in our community.”

The Leadership NKY class of 2018 participants were selected from a variety of job sectors and civic interests, and will be provided substantive education by industry leaders across a diverse range of topics, including economic development, education, government, and inclusive leadership. Throughout the program, the class of 52 will select and complete a hands-on project aimed at supporting and improving the community.

Students in the Regional Youth Leadership class of 2018 were selected from 34 different high schools in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. While in the program, the 45 young leaders will identify, develop, refine, and practice their leadership skills in order to become catalysts for change. Students will be presented with new challenges and opportunities for intellectual, creative, social and personal growth.

Leadership NKY Class of 2018

Kristen Baldini, First Financial Bank

Kristin Baldwin, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Jeffrey Beach, Visa

Angel Beets, Scooter Media

Brent Boden, BB&T Wealth

Jacob Brooks, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Casey Burns, Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office

Conrad Culbertson, Roeding Insurance

Raymond Dabbelt, Kenton County Airport Board

Tracy Decker, Furlong Building Enterprises

Sean Dempsey, Robert W. Baird

Whitney Dickerson, Answers in Genesis/Ark Encounter/Creation Museum

Melissa Doss, Melissa Doss Law, LLC

Wendy Ferrell-Smith, St. Elizabeth Physicians

Kate Ferrer, Northern Kentucky Tri-Ed

Fernando Figueroa, Gateway Community and Technical College

Thomas Grace, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Rick Hall, Fidelity Investments

Monisha Hatfield, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Samuel Jacobs, General Cable Corporation

Tamara Johnson, Clark Schaefer Hackett

Patrick Keal, Duke Energy

Jason Kidd, Jolly Property Rescue

Katie Jo Kirkpatrick, Northern Kentucky Area Development Center

Catherine Koop, FTJ FundChoice, LLC

Mark Krummen, Walton-Verona Board of Education

Joshua Langdon, Wood + Lamping, LLP

Brent Linn, Chick-fil-A Fort Wright

Matthew Mattone, City of Park Hills

Darrin McMillen, Gateway Community and Technical College

Mark Noel, Graydon Head & Ritchey, LLP

Emi Randall, Planning and Development Services

Lisa Riccardi, VonLehman & Company

Alyson Roeding, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Ryan Salzman, Northern Kentucky University

Andrew Schierberg, City of Fort Mitchell

Amy Schworer, KY Department of Criminal Justice

Lisa Sensale Yazdian, Boone County Public Library

Mark Shields, Messer Construction

John Sieg, Fifth Third Bank

Thomas Simendinger, Adams, Stepner, Woltermann and Dusing, PLLC

Larisa Sims, City of Newport

Shannon Smith, Law Offices of Shannon C. Smith

Samantha Steenken, Citi

Julia Tarvin, Taft Stettinius & Hollister

Thomas Tilmes, Republic Bank

Benjamin Virost, C-Forward

Kelly Wathen, PNC Bank

Kyle Waymeyer, KLH Engineers

Bobbie Webster, Family Nurturing Center

Robert Williams, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission

Jonathan Woodruff, UpTech