Cincinnati Chamber announces WE Lead Class 16 

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Leadership Center released the names of 54 women participating in Class 16 of WE Lead, the leadership development program of Women Excel (WE). Class 16 includes leaders from a diverse group of industries and backgrounds, comprised of women representing 47 organizations. In its 15-year history, more than 700 women have graduated from WE Lead. 

Devona Stripling, Women Excel program manager
Photo by Jerome Melson

“This is an impressive group of remarkable women business leaders who are eager to elevate their leadership even further. WE Lead will provide them with experiences and connections to help harness their momentum to positively enact change impacting their organizations, communities, and the region,” said Devona Stripling, Women Excel program manager.

WE Lead, presented by TiER 1 Performance, is a 10-month executive leadership development experience for high-potential, goal-oriented women who are actively prepang 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.

Meet WE Lead Class 16:

  • Andrea Baker, vice president, internal audit, Ohio National Financial Services
  • Anne Balfour, secretary, manager claims operations, The Cincinnati Insurance Company 
  • Amy Benetti, associate principal, MSA Design
  • Kelcie Best, site director, RDI Corporation
  • Ashley Blevins, director of sales, GMI Companies
  • Breanne Bovara, vice president, wealth management advisor, Fifth Third Private Bank
  • Connie Brown, senior director, human resources, E.W. Scripps Company
  • Angenita Brown, manager of Success by 6, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • Rachael Cruse, assurance senior manager, Barnes Dennig & Co., Ltd.
  • Lisa Daley, director, enterprise development, TiER1 Performance
  • Catie Doebler, director, customer strategy & activation – Ecommerce Fulfillment & Store Formats, 84.51°
  • Jessica Dole, director of HR, learning & development, GBBN
  • Katie Eagan, vice president, government affairs, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
  • Lann Field, vice president, development, 3CDC
  • Maria Friday, director of emergency management, UC Health
  • Jacqueline Griffin, director demand management/innovation/S&OP, Perfetti Van Melle
  • Regina Gullette, clinical director, Sunrise Treatment Center
  • Catie Hall, district manager, The Sherwin-Williams Paint Company
  • Angie Hall, associate director of operations, Kaleidoscope Innovation
  • Monica Foxx Hitchcock, chief operating officer, FX Facility Group
  • Amy Hunter, literary programs and marketing manager, The Mercantile Library
  • Molly Ironmonger, director of design & construction, Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • Angelica Johnson, SBA specialist, vice president First Financial Bank
  • Lauren Elyse Jones, chief brand architect, ARCHITECT Brand + Design Cincinnati
  • Kelly Kalutkiewicz, senior director client services, head of clinical relations and training, Private Health Management
  • Carolyn Karageorges, vice president, chief accounting officer, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Eli Kay, district manager, Graeter’s
  • Ashley Keating, chief financial officer, CincyTech
  • Danielle Lewis Jones, assistant vice president, senior manager/public relations, Fifth Third Bank
  • Amy Malmstrom, director of interior design, lead architect, BHDP Architecture
  • J. Danielle Mason, contract manager, Accenture
  • Lily Maynard, director of global conservation, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Andrea Mersmann, leadership programs manager, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
  • Heather Morgan, managing director, Accenture
  • Ashley Morris, director of marketing, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati
  • Nicole Nan, partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • Heather Pfaltzgraff, AVP association services & volunteer engagement, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
  • Jennifer Riesenberg, director, BKD, LLP
  • Jessica Roedersheimer, digital analytics manager, Qurate Retail Group
  • Juli Russell, senior manager, digital marketing & sales, First Financial Bank
  • Kimberly Schawe, senior project accounting manager, Messer Construction Co.
  • Emily Schierberg, senior director product strategy, Cincinnati Bell
  • Morgan Schroth, performance development leader, The Kroger Co.
  • Channell Smith, quality and operations manager, Western & Southern Financial Group
  • Brittany Speed, vice president of finance and administration, StriveTogether, Inc.
  • Michelle Taute, creative director, Shattles Communications
  • Kiana Trabue, vice president, strategic partnerships, Bethesda, Inc/bi3
  • Kim Vogelgesang, stakeholder engagement manager, Duke Energy
  • Amanda Vonderhaar, AVP, total rewards & childcare, Cincinnati Children’s 
  • Jamie Wagner, vice president, Truist
  • Yuexi Wang, senior scientist, P&G
  • Courtney Weber, director of client relations, shareholder, Truepoint Wealth Counsel
  • Ann Wiesman, director of pharmacy systems, The Kroger Co.
  • Loran Williams, vice president of talent, Ascendum Solutions Presenting Investor

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