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Cincinnati Chamber Announces Cincy Next Class 9 Participants

47 leaders from a variety of organizations in the Cincinnati region have been accepted for Class 9 of Cincy Next, a leadership development program produced by the Leadership Center at the Cincinnati Regional Chamber and presented by Fifth Third Bank.

Cincy Next is designed for emerging leaders in their early twenties to early thirties with less than eight years of professional experience. The program helps these individuals connect with other young talent from across the region and develop both professionally and personally. The program covers a variety of professional development topics, including personal branding, conflict management, goal setting, and more.

“As the name suggests, Cincy Next is about identifying and connecting the region’s future leaders,” says Andrea Mersmann, Leadership Programs Manager at the Leadership Center at the Cincinnati Regional Chamber. “Through the program, these emerging leaders will grow personally and professionally while building relationships and new connections to the communities in which they work and live.”
Here are the members of Cincy Next Class 9:

  • Verjine Adanalian – Staff Attorney, Ohio Justice & Policy Center
  • Saijal Andreadis – Senior Marketing Manager, Four Entertainment Group
  • Vinay Balasubramaniam – QA/QC Engineer, Skanska USA
  • Mike Ballenger – Manager, Vonlehman CPA & Advisory Firm
  • Andrew Blain – Senior Physical Therapist, TriHealth
  • Lindsey Bowen – Senior Manager, Engagement & Culture, Luxottica Retail
  • Edward Broun – Director of Corporate Finance & Capital Markets, Philips Edison and Co.
  • Tiffany Busch – Procurement Commodity Manager, Mammotome
  • Kelsey Carpenter – Senior Manager, Partnerships, Western & Southern Open
  • Maddie Collins – Project Leader, AMEND Consulting
  • Jada Colon – Attorney, Thompson Hine LLP
  • Marissa Daniloff – HR Business Partner, The Kroger Co.
  • Tanner Daskalakis – Associate, RKCA
  • Betsy Emmert – Associate, Dinsmore
  • Andrew Ferrante – Senior Asset Manager, Messer Construction Co.
  • Christian Gateskill – Attorney, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
  • Cody Gausvik – Senior Product Development Manager, Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati
  • Shelby Graham – Program Manager, Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Anna Greve – Attorney, Taft Law
  • Angel Ho – Business Manager, Cincinnati Children’s
  • Breanna King – Designer, Zeal40: The Creative Agency
  • Jordan Klette-Cusher – Program Officer, Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation
  • Aimee Knapp – Quality Assurance Coordinator, Graeter’s Ice Cream Company
  • Patrick Knuckles – Fraud Investigations Manager, The Kroger Co.
  • Nicholas Lalley – Account Executive, Duke Energy
  • Austin McKinney – Production Cell Manager, L’Oreal USA
  • David Morner – Accounting Manager, Development & Investments, Al. Neyer
  • Lisa Napier – Human Resources Generalist, Emerge IT Solutions, LLC
  • Madeline Nueslein – Commercial Portfolio Manager II, Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati
  • Jeremiah Pennebaker – Community Impact Leader, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • Austin Railey – Government Affairs Manager, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
  • Ahmad Saleh – Business Development, Turner Construction Company
  • Zach Smith – Senior Investment Analyst, Eagle Realty Group
  • Maggie Squicciarini – Data Consultant, Paycor Inc.
  • Michael Squicciarini – Information Security Risk Analyst II, Western & Southern Financial Group
  • Hannah Staubach – Associate, CBRE
  • Carly Stock – Regional Client Manager, Damascus
  • Gabby Taphorn – Commercial Lines Underwriter, Cincinnati Financial Corporation
  • Casey Terry – Associate Planner, Urban Fast Forward
  • Gracie van Amerongen – Strategic Program Lead, HORAN
  • Chase Watson – Real Estate Analyst, Macy’s, Inc.
  • Jared Wheeler – Investment Associate, Bartlett Wealth Management
  • Kyle Whyte – Risk Advisor, Oswald Companies
  • Catherine Williams – Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Colliers International
  • Ricky Williams Jr. – Associate, Ignite Philanthropy
  • Meredith Wolf – Community Relations Manager, Fidelity Investments
  • Zelda Zhao – Investor, H Ventures

More information about the program can be found at

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