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Northern Kentucky Chamber Announces Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2019

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 40 years of Leadership Northern Kentucky with a new class of 52 professionals from businesses around Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region.

The nine-month program utilizes the community as a classroom to help participants gain an understanding of the strengths and opportunities of the Northern Kentucky region and the skills necessary to motivate and engage others in collaborative efforts to address them.

Since its inception, 1,300 alumni have come together through the Leadership Northern Kentucky program to make a difference in the community. At the end of each year the classes have used their insights gained during the program to complete hands-on projects aimed at supporting and improving the community. Past projects include Unlock the Block, Hopebox Derby, River Cities Relay, UpStart, Emergency Shelter NKY, the NKY MakerSpace, and more.

John Domaschko - Senior Counsel at Great American Insurance Group, 2018 Leadership Northern Kentucky chair, and 2013 graduate of the program - said that the chamber is excited to begin the celebration of Leadership Northern Kentucky's 40th year by welcoming the Class of 2019.

“During this milestone year, the class will develop and enhance their understanding of our region’s circumstances while being challenged to improve those circumstances collaboratively,” Domaschko said. “This special group is poised to contribute immediately to our community and we look forward to being part of that process.”

Domaschko, Class of 2015 graduate and Leadership NKY Vice Chair Laura Menge - Philanthropic Advisor with the Greater Cincinnati Foundation - and Leadership NKY Alumni are responsible for organizing the monthly sessions for participants.

The Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2019 participants were selected from a variety of job sectors and civic interests, from companies and organizations on both sides of the river.

Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2019

Jill Bailey, City of Fort Wright
Shellie Baker, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
Gina Bath, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Trey Bramble, Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky
Cara Brooks, Duke Energy
Ashley Clos, The Christ Hospital Health Network
Emily Cochran, Graydon, Head & Ritchey, LLP
Aaron Davis, Kenton County Airport Board
Kathy Elder, Catholic Health Initiatives
Connie Flynn, Erigo Employer Solutions
Chris Francis, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Elizabeth Fricke, Children, Inc.
Patrick Gerak, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Christi Godman, Gateway Community and Technical College
Chris Guidugli, Rudler, PSC
Kimberly Harp, REDI Cincinnati
Tom Hornsby, Citi
Chad Hudepohl, Valley Interior Systems
Andrew Kearns, Hummel Hatfield Agency Inc.
Jane Kleier, Notre Dame Academy
Chris Linck, BKD, LLP
Michele Lorms, N2 Publishing
Melissa Loyd, Mental Health America/NKY Agency for Substance Abuse Policy
Casey Maley, PNC Equipment Finance
Holly Mazzocca, Bartlett Wealth Management
Brooke Megenhardt, Toyota Boshoku America
Johna Mercer, Citi
Kurt Moeller, St. Elizabeth Foundation
Faith Mulberry, Kenton County Public Library
Shanna Novosel, Biggby Coffee
Sean O’Leary, Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky
Dave Osterday, Furlong Building
Justin Otto, Newport on the Levee
Michael Raidt, Logan Lavelle Hunt
Alex Rechtin, Roeding Insurance Group
Stephen Reece, KLH Engineers, PSC
Brett Renzenbrink, Buechner Haffer Meyers Koenig LPA
Brett Riggins, Duke Energy
Davis Robinson, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Carey Sanders, Fifth Third Bank
Marie Schenkel, Campbell County Fiscal Court
Shannon Schumacher, HORAN
Scott Sharrock, Jolly Plumbing
John Simkonis, Huntington Bank
Artie Spaw, KZF Design
Kevin Stiverson, C-Forward Inc.
Jake Toebben, Toebben Construction
Jennifer Vories, Keller Williams
Kenneth Webb, Republic Bank
Vincent Williams, Orchestrate Technologies
Casey Williams, Spotted Yeti Media
Laurie Wolsing, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission

-Staff report