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The Cincinnati Chamber’s Government Affairs team is a bold voice for business. They develop and advocate for innovative and smart policies related to economic development, transportation, and inclusion.

Pete Metz

Vice President, Civic & Regional Partnerships
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Pete is our Vice President of Civic & Regional Partnerships. He is responsible for connecting the Cincinnati Chamber and its members to the region’s most pressing…

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Pete is our Vice President of Civic & Regional Partnerships. He is responsible for connecting the Cincinnati Chamber and its members to the region’s most pressing civic and regional initiatives. Pete leads the team working on existing Chamber initiatives such as the Connected Region, work focused on Embracing Growth and housing, the Cincinnati Futures Commission, and the Center for Research & Data.

As part of this work, Pete led the business community’s efforts to expand investments in transportation that connects people to jobs, education healthcare and all that the Cincinnati region has to offer. Pete has successfully advocated for local, state, and federal policies that have driven hundreds of millions of dollars into transportation projects across the Cincinnati region, including dedicated funding for Cincinnati Metro, the Brent Spence Bridge, Western Hills Viaduct, record state funding for public transit, investments in the CROWN trail network, and more.

In the community, Pete serves on the board of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), the Corporation for Findlay Market, OKI Regional Council of Governments and as the Board President for NEST, Northside’s community development corporation. He lives in Clifton with his wife, Becca, and two daughters.

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Madison Kutruff

Event & Program Coordinator, Government Affairs & Advocacy
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Madison is our Government Affairs Event and Program Coordinator. She graduated from Xavier University in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Political Science and a minor in Business…

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Madison is our Government Affairs Event and Program Coordinator. She graduated from Xavier University in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Political Science and a minor in Business. Madison competed on the Xavier Women’s volleyball team. She interned with Senator Rob Portman in his Cincinnati office and with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute in Washington, DC. As a student, she founded a Network of enlightened Women chapter and was awarded the 2019 NeW Rising Star Award. She was also involved in the Political Science Club, College Republicans, and Pi Sigma Alpha. Madison loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel, and read, specifically about U.S. history. She currently lives in Oakley with her boyfriend, Gregory, and dog, Sophie.

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Brandon Rudd

Director of the Center for Research and Data
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Brandon is our Director of the Center for Research & Data. Prior to joining the Cincinnati Chamber, he led the demographic and employment database development for the OKI Regional Council of Governments…

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Brandon is our Director of the Center for Research & Data. Prior to joining the Cincinnati Chamber, he led the demographic and employment database development for the OKI Regional Council of Governments, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Cincinnati region. He has more than a decade of planning and economic development experience in seven states and holds bachelor’s degrees in Urban Planning and Political Science from Ohio University and a master’s degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the Joseph R. Biden School of Public Policy at the University of Delaware. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, bike riding, and traveling with his wife Colleen. One of his traveling goals is to visit every county in the United States. With over 2,000 still to go, it might take a while.

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Will Gerhardt

Government Affairs Manager
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Will is our Government Affairs Manager. He graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He has experience working for the State of Ohio and the City of Cincinnati as a political staffer…

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Will is our Government Affairs Manager. He graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He has experience working for the State of Ohio and the City of Cincinnati as a political staffer. Will was born and raised in the Cincinnati area and is a die-hard Bengals fan. He lives in Madeira with his wife and their two dogs.

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Haley Jacobs

Cincinnati Futures Commission Coordinator
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Haley is our Cincinnati Futures Commission Coordinator. She is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University where she earned a master’s degree in Public Administration. Haley is a Cincinnati…

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Haley is our Cincinnati Futures Commission Coordinator. She is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University where she earned a master’s degree in Public Administration. Haley is a Cincinnati native who loves the city and enjoys serving her community. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and visiting different parks throughout the city.

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