Cincy Next announces 2016 Leadership Class

Cincy Next, part of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) initiative, has announced its next class.

The eight-month program is designed for early-career professionals (approximate ages 22-30) with eight or fewer years of professional work experience.

“Cincinnati was just named a top 20 U.S. city for young professionals by Forbes,” said Chamber president and CEO Jill Meyer. “Accolades like those are proof positive that programs like Cincy Next are not only necessary, but that we’re having a positive impact on the vibrancy of our region.”

The members of the Cincy Next Class 3 are:

  •    Carmen Alberini, Cincinnati Reds
  •    Claire Archibald, Blue & Co.
  •    RJ Battiston, Kenton County Airport Board
  •    Nia Baucke, StrivePartnership, KnowledgeWorks
  •    Jeremy Berlin, American Modern Insurance Group
  •    Betsy Braun, LPK
  •    Kara Busener, Western & Southern
  •    Anna Coutts, United Way
  •    Rebekah Dailey, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  •    Brien Dulle, Cassady Schiller
  •    Sadie Ferguson, Robin Wood Flowers
  •    Jen Gilpin, 84.51°
  •    Mark Hervey, DBL Law
  •    Amy Hildebrand, Cincinnati Opera

  •    Joe Honeck, Barnes Aerospace
  •    Craig Huber, Deloitte
  •    Emily Hulthen, Humana
  •    Megan Kiddon, BHDP Architecture
  •    Chancze Lepore, Fifth Third Bank
  •    Claire Luby, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  •    Derek Mankin, Toyota
  •    Paola Marziano, Macy’s
  •    Melissa McCormick, Empower Media Marketing
  •    Max Miller, Great American Insurance Group
  •    Sylvia Miller, TriHealth
  •    Ashley Patrick, OKI Regional Council of Governments
  •    Kimberly Phillips, Beckman Weil Shepardson
  •    Megan Redmond, E.W. Scripps
  •    Brendan Ryan, Cushman & Wakefield
  •    Brett Santoferraro, AMEND Consulting
  •    Alyssa Smith, POSSIBLE
  •    Hannah Taphorn, REDI Cincinnati
  •    Destinee Thomas, ArtWorks
  •    Courtney Tomasetti, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
  •    Andrew Tudor, US Bank
  •    Jessica Urban, Cincinnati Museum Center
  •    Justin Vanderglas, Clark Schaefer Hackett
  •    Sam Walston, Quotient Technology
  •    Lauren Wells, PNC Bank
  •    Chase Whitehead, Duke Energy
  •    Jake Whitman, P&G
  •    Brenden Zenni, Messer Construction
  •    Michael Zhao, GBBN Architects

HYPE programming and


are presented by PNC Bank, program sponsor Xavier University Williams College of Business, excellence sponsor Four Entertainment Group, community partner YMCA and media partner the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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