We Lead, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s leadership development program of Women Excel, recently welcomed its thirteen class.
Fifty-four women, representing 51 regional businesses and organizations were selected to participate in Class 13. The 2018-2019 class includes leaders from a diverse group of industries and backgrounds. In its 12-year history, more than 650 women have graduated We Lead.
“Thirteen is a lucky number for this incredible collection of women leaders,” said Tamara Lang, Women Excel programs leader, said in a news release. “The Cincinnati Chamber knows that experiences and connections made through We Lead create positive and significant impact on these individuals, their organizations, and our region.”
We Lead is a 10-month executive leadership development experience for high-potential, goal-oriented women who are actively preparing for the next level of their career. Participants are high achieving women who are being assigned increasing levels of responsibility within their organization and are on track for future advancement.
The members of the new class are:
- Julie Albright, Madison Wealth Management; Sandy Appel, Johnson Investment Counsel; Ashley Assanuvat Sullivan, Fifth Third Securities Inc.; Melissa Benedict, AK Steel; Alisa Berry, Talbert House; April Besl, Dinsmore & Shohl; Katie Borgenschutz, Kroger Co.; Kathy Brodhag, Ethicon; and Jen Byrne, Cincinnati Insurance Co.
- Markiea Carter, City of Cincinnati; Kim Clark, Council on Aging; Ashley Colmenero, Jaan Health; Sharon Coolidge, The Enquirer; Cara Cross, Messer Construction Co.; Jamie D’Agostino, United Way of Greater Cincinnati; Helana Darrow, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL; Molly DeJesus, Episcopal Retirement Services and Maggie Edmiston, U.S. Bank.
- Mary Eppstein, Fifth Third Bank; Tonya First, ESI Inc.; Kate Fortlage, Formica; Pam Geller, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati; Lisa Glass, Kaiser Consulting; Amanda Greenwell, United Way of Greater Cincinnati; Michelle Hall, CBTS; Holly Hankinson, the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation; and Meghan Harper, the Model Group.
- Jill Hartmann, Ohio National Financial Services; Crystal Holliday, Cincinnati Area Senior Services; Meghan Hollowell, Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences; Jennifer Howard, Cincinnati Bell; Tonya Hurst, TriHealth; Jen Hutchings, Procter & Gamble; Janice Liebenberg, ArtsWave; Kristin List, Ernst & Young; and Susan McGee, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.
- Carey McGraw Kuznar, Magnified Giving; Colleen Neal, Procter & Gamble; Meredith Ostoich, Paycor Inc.; Cara Pratt, 84.51º; Marisa Richter, LPK; Becky Riegelsberger, E. W. Scripps Co.; Adrienne Ruebusch, Miller Valentine Group; Amber Schmauch, Phillips Edison & Co.; and Emily Seitz Pawlak, TriHealth.
- Aimee Sheenan, PNC Bank; Shannon Sherrard, Graeter’s Ice Cream; Donna Sterwerf, Constellation Wealth Advisors; Megan Torbeck, PatientPoint; Abby Tuke, Truepoint Wealth Counsel; Lindi Vernick, Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Shelley Volpenhein, Cincinnati Reds; Rachel Wehage Kosky, KPMG; and Victoria Wysel, Cincinnati Police Department.