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Metropolitan Club Names New Executive Director

The Metropolitan Club on Tuesday named Joe Hoffecker as its new executive director.

Hoffecker was most recently in charge of audience development at Cincinnati's Business Courier where he has worked since 1987 in various roles.

This is the second straight time that the Metropolitan Club turned to the publishing world for its leadership. Dan Bockrath, who stepped down from the position in 2018 after two years at the helm, was previously publisher of Cincinnati CityBeat.

“We sought a leader who has the energy and passion to help us continue to build into our region. The Metropolitan Club stands out as a club where people connect with one another and find themselves engaged in a community of people seeking to make our region stronger while building into personal, social and professional relationships.” said Mike Sipple, Jr., board chair for the Metropolitan Club and president of Centennial Talent Strategy and Executive Search. “As a long-time member of one of the most powerful business publication’s in this community Joe knows the region and has helped connect community and business. Joe has a strong desire to see our community and others succeed. He is also a business leader who will help us continue to connect and engage even better with existing members while welcoming emerging leaders, senior executives and their friends and families  into The Metropolitan Club.”

“I am looking forward to adding onto the positive momentum the Club is experiencing,” Hoffecker said. “I am fortunate to have worked so long for the Cincinnati Business Courier, an organization with a great reputation, and grateful to now be joining another well-respected organization. And, as a fan of Greater Cincinnati, having the Metropolitan Club’s philanthropic component to build on, makes this opportunity even more exciting.”

The Metropolitan Club is a membership-only operation at the top of RiverCenter in Covington. It opened in 1991.

“There is such terrific growth occurring at the Metropolitan Club currently and I am excited for the energy and leadership Joe will bring to create even further momentum.,” said Nancy Grayson, chair-elect for the Metropolitan Club and president of Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky. “His experiences and fresh ideas will help us to deliver on our vision and mission.”

Hoffecker is a native Cincinnatian and attended Elder High School and Northern Kentucky University. He has been involved in dozens of non-profit organizations, most notably donating his cartooning and illustration talents to various groups. An avid fan of local history, baseball, and the Cincinnati Reds, he brings a great love of Greater Cincinnati’s rich traditions and community to the Metropolitan Club, a news release said.

-Staff report
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