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Workforce Innovation Center
The Workforce Innovation Center team helps move businesses forward by partnering with leaders to advance the adoption of inclusive practices in their workplaces.
Audrey is our VP and Executive Director of the Workforce Innovation Center. In her role, she has established the Center as a central place to support companies in solving challenges, recruiting new sources of talent, and…
Audrey is our VP and Executive Director of the Workforce Innovation Center. In her role, she has established the Center as a central place to support companies in solving challenges, recruiting new sources of talent, and implementing inclusive capitalism practices within businesses to benefit their organizations and to support the people that they employ. Audrey previously served as Senior Director at the Cincinnati Business Committee and the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, membership organizations comprised of the Cincinnati Region’s top CEOs. In earlier roles, Audrey worked as the Advancement and Strategic Partnerships Officer at Antioch University Midwest, the Senior Director at Junior Achievement of Georgia, and as a Teach for America Corps Member in Chicago and Atlanta. Audrey serves on the board of 4C for Children, on the Selection Advisory Committee for GreenLight Fund Cincinnati, as a member of the Center for Employment Opportunities Cincinnati advisory committee, and is the treasurer and founding board member of School Board School. Audrey completed her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University in Spanish and Nonprofit Management and has a Master of Arts in Management and Change Leadership from Antioch University.
Sam is our Business Development Senior Manager for the Workforce Innovation Center. She previously served as Senior Director Store Manager for Macy’s for nearly two decades, overseeing a number of stores across…
Sam is our Business Development Senior Manager for the Workforce Innovation Center. She previously served as Senior Director Store Manager for Macy’s for nearly two decades, overseeing a number of stores across Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. During her tenure, Sam had ever-increasing responsibilities leading retail store operations, talent development and training, and spearheading the diversity and inclusion strategy for team members across the region. She concluded her tenure at Macy’s with the flagship Kenwood store in Ohio. At each location she served, Sam was successful at growing sales and profitability, utilizing data to drive decision-making. She also was highly focused on developing internal talent not only for her store, but the entire organization. Because of her strong performance and tenure with Macy’s, Sam was named to Star Council, an organization reserved for the company’s best store managers. Star Council is instrumental in developing the vision for where the organization is heading and interacts with executive leadership to provide insights and guidance on Macy’s strategy. Her strengths include the ability to focus on priorities, developing great relationships with her team and peers, and an outstanding work ethic. Sam completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati.
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