DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the graduation of 44 local business leaders from the Leadership Dayton program. Class members were recognized at a graduation ceremony on June 1 at NCR Country Club in Kettering.
Leadership Dayton is one of the oldest community leadership programs in the country, formed in 1976. With nearly than 2,000 alumni, the mission of the program is to identify, educate, and motivate a network of business leaders, to increase the individual’s capacity to serve the Dayton region, and to advocate continual engagement in support of the Dayton region.
“This year’s graduates were immersed in Dayton’s strengths and challenges, and we know the connections made during the last 10 months will making a lasting impression on them. We hope it leads to great things for our community,” said Chris Kershner, president & CEO, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Members of the Class of 2022 were chosen from a cross-section of the community and represent the diversity of the region’s business and nonprofit leaders. The program focuses on leadership, education, economic development, diversity, justice, the arts, government, health, and human services.
Graduates of Leadership Dayton’s Class of 2022 are:
|Stephanie Adams Taylor||Dayton Regional STEM School|
|Merida Allen||University of Dayton|
|Mark Bailey Jr.||Levin Porter Architects|
|Jennifer Baker||Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.|
|Jennifer Bonifas||Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley|
|Jennifer Brumby||Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP|
|Raphael Carranza||Mile Two|
|Tonya Casey||Miami Valley Hospital|
|Steven Cone||Wright-Patterson Air Force Base|
|Brandi Davis-Handy||AES Ohio|
|Holli Davis||Day Air Credit Union, Inc.|
|Jocelin Dean||Sinclair Community College|
|Andrea Doolittle||Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS)|
|Caresse Drake||First Financial Bank|
|Kim Estess||O’Diam & Estess Law Group|
|Carlina Figueroa||Northwestern Mutual Dayton|
|Heather Finlayson||Fifth Third Bank|
|David Glover||Champlin Architecture|
|Lamonte Hall Jr.||City of Dayton|
|W. Chip Herin III||Coolidge Wall|
|Michael Howard||Civista Bank|
|Mardi Humphreys||Drone Express|
|Jill Koorndyk||The Dayton Foundation|
|Ryan Kutter||Henny Penny|
|Rob Leaming||Procter & Gamble|
|Jessica Meyerhofer||JJR Solutions|
|Howard Miller||Think Patented|
|Shannon Phelps||Miami Conservancy District|
|Christopher Prokes||Sinclair Community College|
|Timothy Sakulich||Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)|
|Joshua Schierloh||Sebaly Shillito + Dyer LPA|
|Kristina Scott||United Way of Greater Cincinnati|
|Natia Smith||JST Corp.|
|Norman Spence||Sycamore Medical Center (Kettering Health Miamisburg)|
|Aaron Spencer||Montgomery County|
|Dan Sweeny||Dayton Children’s|
|Sharon Taste||Dayton Metro Library|
|Shayna Thomas||Life Enrichment Center|
|Richard Valentine||PNC Wealth Management|
|Roe Wallace||Rosie’s Vending|
|Rachel Ward||Omega Community Development Corporation|
After graduation, Leadership Dayton alumni are encouraged to continue their growth by engaging in the Leadership Dayton Alumni Association.
View photos of the Class of 2022 here.
About Leadership Dayton
Leadership Dayton is a program of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, established in 1976. The mission of the program is to identify, educate and motivate a network of community leaders, to increase the individual’s capacity to serve the Dayton region, and to advocate continual engagement in support of the Dayton region.