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RECOGNIZE & CELEBRATE BUSINESSES & PEOPLE

The CQ (Civic Quotient) Award

A brand new honor, presented by the Leadership Center during the Annual Leadership Center Celebration, the CQ Award is presented to individuals who go beyond influence at their workplace and demonstrate tangible impact for the public good.

The CQ (Civic Quotient) Award

The CQ (Civic Quotient) Award celebrates alumni of Leadership Center Programs who demonstrate a high CQ through publicly facing work. They demonstrate a clear understanding of the state of our region, its culture and history, the relationships and structures that guide decision making, and aspire to act and improve the public good. Given the complex dynamics in a region that sits at the meeting point of three different states, special attention is given to individuals who excel in spaces of collaboration.

Inaugural CQ Award to be Named Soon

  • 2023 Stephanie Smith (Class 43) and Kent Wellington (Class 39)
  • 2022 Katie Blackburn (Class 20), Gwen Robinson (Class 20)
  • 2021 Michael Fisher (Honorary Leadership Cincinnati Graduate), Melvin J. Gravely II (Class 19)
  • 2019 Kay Geiger (Class 19), Roger Grein (Class 40)
  • 2018 Rob Reifsnyder (Class 8), Ed Rigaud (Class 13)
  • 2017 Bill Keating Jr., 1953-2017, (Class 19), Candace McGraw (Class 34)
  • 2016 George Vincent (Class 19), Sallie Westheimer (Class 6)
  • 2015 Bob Castellini (Class 29), Shakila Ahmad (Class 31)
  • 2007 James “Rick” Reynolds (Class 22), Sister Francis Marie Thraikill (Class 11)
  • 2006 Peter Strange (Class 11), Kent Friel (Class 21)
  • 2005 Michael Hawkins (Class 15), Kathy Wade Jenkins (Class 21)
  • 2004 Kathye Lewis (Class 18)
  • 2003 Mary Ivers (Class 12), Scott Robertson (Class 13)
  • 2002 Nick Vehr (Class 13), Janet Reid (Class 16)
  • 2001 Joe Hale (Class 19), Melody Richardson (Class 20)
  • 2000 Jim Scott (Class 9), David Klingshirn (Class 5)
  • 1999 Shannon Carter (Class 14), Mary Margaret Rochford (Class 6)
  • 1998 Robert “Chip” Harrod (Class 11), Edwin Rigaud (Class 13)
  • 1996 Nancy Heffner Donovan (Class 15)
  • 1995 Juanita Mills (Class 10)
  • 1991 Christine Heekin (Class 7)
  • 1989 Freeman “Gus” Morgan (class 1)
  • 1987 Oliver Waddell (Class 1)
  • 1985 James D Kiggen (Class 5)

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Let our committee know about a Leadership Cincinnati alum who should join this distinguished list of honorees. Nominations are accepted year-round.