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From Global2Local, these people…World Changers…move the needle and want to share with you, want to inspire you and want to connect with you so you can LIVE2LEAD.

About Your Host

An accomplished communications professional and subject matter expert with a passion for helping people. For Kristan connection is essential. Her confidence is a side-product of proven high-level leadership experience and knowledge.

Kristan Getsy

About your G2L Host

Kristan began as a journalist—curious, questioning, searching for truth through television, radio, and print. With boots on the ground, she learned. As a broadcast television anchor and reporter, a published photojournalist, and a news director, she grew. With accolades from her peers and a love for the challenge, she quickly logged more than a decade in “the business.”

She wanted more—to do more—to serve more. As CEO of her own creative agency, she did. Kristan founded Life’s Eyes Media, an award-winning, multi-media production and consulting company. That’s a mouthful—and a heart full—of humility and gratitude for the success of her second decade in this fulfilling field.

She’s never met a stranger. As a wife, mother, public speaker, serial entrepreneur, publisher, and author—she’s currently working on a new book, “The Cussing Christian”—connection is essential. It’s essential as she’s growing two non-profit organizations. One benefits children with special needs, Seeds of Glory Farm. The other assists women in daunting socioeconomic environments, Cultivating Women. And, in her third professional decade, there’s no greater privilege.

Speaker Bios

La-Kita Gilmore is a dynamic speaker, teacher, mentor and community advocate who leads with fire and passion. She has over 23 years of senior project management experience with a global entertainment and telecommunications company. La-Kita derives great fulfillment in her role as a community advocate and regularly participates in building healthy communities around her. She served as Board Chair for the Shalom House, creating initiatives that drive the empowerment and transformation of lives. She currently serves on the Board for Christian School Association of Greater Harrisburg (CSAGH), preparing students to impact their world for Christ by partnering with families to provide Christ-centered education that sharpens minds, deepens faith and develops gifts. She is passionate about her faith in God and serving His people.

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One of La-Kita’s earliest memories include organizing her toys together for their weekly teaching sessions. Unbeknownst to her, this innocent activity actually revealed that she was born to teach and lead others. However, she struggled in her youth often being told, “You’re talking too much” and being referred to as, “too bossy”. Ultimately, hearing those words began to impact her self-esteem and caused her to grow quiet and play down her abilities. She became comfortable in her own skin when she was given leadership roles in high school and church. Those roles helped cultivate the gifts she knew were purposed in her, the same gifts she was once criticized for. She lives life to the fullest building and motivating leaders and teams to achieve their desired goals through her passion to teach, counsel and mentor.

La-Kita is the founder and CEO of Women of Purpose. This movement was born out of divine inspiration to create a movement to see every person she knows walk in their God given purpose. She has partnered with a powerful like-minded team that are intentionally preparing women to discover, develop and activate their purpose. She describes this as one of her greatest achievements. LaKitaGilmore.com
Women of Purpose

La-Kita Gilmore

La-Kita Gilmore

Jamie Kern Lima

Jamie Kern Lima

Jamie Kern Lima is a New York Times bestselling author, American entrepreneur, billion dollar business success story, champion of women, philanthropist, culture-shifter and highly sought-after keynote speaker. She Co-Founded IT Cosmetics from her living room, grew it into a top-selling makeup and skincare brand, then sold it to L’Oréal for $1.2 Billion, in their largest US acquisition to date, making Jamie the first female CEO of a brand in L’Oréal’s 100+ year history. She’s the author of the new book Believe IT: How to Go From Underestimated to Unstoppable, an instant New York Times bestseller, USA Today bestseller, #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, #1 Amazon bestseller, #1 Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and #1 Barnes & Noble bestseller.

Jamie is passionate about inspiring and mentoring entrepreneurs, building businesses, making a difference in the lives of women and girls and giving back in a big way. As a passionate speaker, Jamie loves sharing her stories of inspiration, underestimation, overcoming self-doubt, rejection and never giving up.

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From working as a grocery bagger at Safeway grocery store, to waitressing at Denny’s, Jamie’s always hustled to pay her way through school and make her dreams happen. Prior to launching IT Cosmetics, Jamie was an award-winning TV news anchor with beauty challenges including sparse brows and sensitive skin and she could never find products that truly worked. That’s when IT Cosmetics and Jamie’s mission to empower every woman to believe in her own beauty was born. Jamie’s now shared this vision of inclusivity and inspiration, doing more than 1000 live TV appearances herself on QVC, where she grew IT Cosmetics to be the largest beauty brand in QVC history. Through her work, Jamie has built an inspired community of millions of women across the country and globally who have shared their stories of overcoming struggle when it comes to confidence and self-worth.

Jamie graduated Valedictorian from Washington State University and received her MBA from Columbia University. Jamie’s recently been named on the 2020 Forbes Richest Self-Made Women list, Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, WWD’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Beauty, Porter Magazine’s Incredible Women list and is a member of the CBS Board of Overseers and Harvard Women’s Leadership Forum. She also received the 2019 Columbia University Medal of Excellence, EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Award, Columbia Business School’s Distinguished Early Achievement Alumni of the Year Award, Fashion Group International Star Award, the CEW Achiever Award and is the recipient of the 2019 Look Good, Feel Better Dream Ball Award.

Jamie is energized by an unremitting passion to inspire and empower girls, women and entrepreneurs and has been featured on Good Morning AmericaTodayCBS This Morning, CNBCNightline and Joel Osteen and in The New York Times, O Oprah Magazine, PEOPLEMarie ClaireShape, GlamourCosmopolitanNew York MagazineThe Wall Street Journal and more.

Jamie currently owns part or all of more than 15 companies. She also works passionately with many philanthropic causes including Look Good Feel Better®, where IT Cosmetics has donated $40 million in product to date to help women face the effects of cancer with more confidence. Jamie’s also donating 100% of her author proceeds for Believe IT to Feeding America and Together Rising. Jamie lives in Los Angeles with her husband Paulo, daughter Wonder, son Wilder and two French Bulldogs Rainbow and Sunshine. Learn more at JamieKernLima.com

Named by Forbes Magazine as one of 20 speakers you shouldn’t miss, Jeff Henderson has become a trusted voice for businesses and non-profit organizations.  His career experience not only inspires groups and individuals but also provides tangible strategies to help them grow.  Ultimately, Jeff’s aim is to help organizations build a good name where both purpose and profit thrive.

His best-selling book, Know What You’re FOR, launched a movement in non-profits around the world and has become a focal point for many businesses.

Jeff has worked for well-known organizations such as the Atlanta Braves, Callaway Gardens, Chick-fil-A and North Point Ministries, one of the largest churches in America. While there, Jeff where he led three churches over 17 years and helped launch North Point Online, one of the largest online ministries in the world.

Jeff and his wife Wendy have been married 25 years and have a daughter, Jesse, 21 and a son, Cole. 19.

Jeff Henderson

Jeff Henderson

John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 30 million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information about him visit JohnMaxwell.com.

Ed Mylett is one of the top business leaders, peak performance experts, and global keynote speakers in the world today. While many leaders and speakers just “talk the talk,” Ed is a team-made millionaire who has built one of the most prolific financial service businesses the world has ever seen.

After graduating from high school in Diamond Bar, California, Ed Mylett attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton. A student-athlete who balanced his studies in communications with playing baseball for the NCAA Division I Pacific Tigers, Ed Mylett graduated from Pacific as a three-time All-American and the NCAA leader in stolen bases. Following college, he worked as a youth counselor for underprivileged boys.

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Ed joined World Financial Group (WFG) in 1992. Because of his outstanding ability to inspire leaders, Ed Mylett quickly advanced at WFG, becoming one of the company’s youngest CEO Marketing Directors in only a few years. After he achieved the top level of a Senior Executive Vice Chairman and then joined the WFG leadership team as a Chairman’s Council member and as the Director of Field Leadership at WFG.

Ed has a passion for mentoring and coaching others on what it takes to become a champion in all areas of life. He has shared the stage and has very close personal relationships with other business legends such as Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, Phil Knight and many others.

Valorie Burton

Valorie Burton

Valorie Burton, life strategist and international speaker, is CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute. Her life-changing message has an intriguing, research-based emphasis in the pioneering field of applied positive psychology – the study of what happens when things go right with us.

Her company provides coaching, coach training, and resilience training and has served clients in all 50 states and 20 countries on six continents. Since 1999, she has written 13 books translated into multiple languages, including Let Go of the Guilt, It’s About Time, and Successful Women Think Differently.

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She has appeared regularly on the TODAY Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, and Essence, and has spoken for hundreds of organizations around the globe. She was named one of the top 60 motivational speakers in America and one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in the field of personal development.

For over 15 years, Valorie’s books, speaking engagements, and coaching programs have helped people:

  • Make major life changes that are exciting and scary at the same time. – Be happier and have more fun, even when life seems routine. – Become strong leaders, navigate office politics, and achieve professional dreams. – Navigate setbacks and disappointments in a way that makes life better, not bitter. – Speak up with confidence rather than settling for less. – Go to sleep at night feeling at peace about decisions. – Conquer emotions that cause procrastination, emotional spending, and self-sabotage.
    She and her husband Jeff live on a ranch south of Atlanta with their children.

Todd Uterstaedt is a Catholic husband, father, and U.S. Army veteran whose infectious enthusiasm for leadership excellence led him to launch a boutique executive coaching firm named after Todd’s and his co-founder’s grandmothers, Baker & Daboll, LLC. Todd has personally coached over 2,000 CEOs, founders, and leaders at Fortune 500 companies like Nucor, Procter & Gamble, Macy’s, Fifth Third Bank, and Johnson & Johnson and many fast-growth startups.

He is also the host of the “From Founder To CEO” podcast which is ranked as one of the top 1% most popular shows out of 2,603,459 globally. For six years running he has interviewed the Founders and CEOs of top companies like: Netflix, Zoom, Dunkin Donuts, Sonic Drive-In, Mailchimp, Calendly, Unbound Merino, Freshbooks, Hint Water, BeachBody, ThirdLove, and many more. Todd is also the co-founder of RosaryMen, a fast-growing ministry that brings Catholic men together each Wednesday to pray The Holy Rosary and strengthen their faith at work.

Todd Uterstaedt

Todd Uterstaedt

Maria Arcocha White

Maria Arcocha White

Maria Arcocha White is the founder and CEO of Inclusity. Maria was born in Havana, Cuba and immigrated to the United States(Toledo, Ohio) with her family in the early 1960’s. As a child Maria experienced isolation and exclusion related to her culture, ethnicity, and language differences. These experiences caused her to pursue inclusion and diversity work, to prevent others from having to endure the pain that these conditions cause.

A recognized leader in the diversity and inclusion field, she has worked with over a dozen Fortune 500 CEOs, hundreds of senior leaders, and thousands of managers, supervisors, and individual contributors throughout North America and Europe. Her professional career of more than forty years includes acting as the first ever Hispanic Sales and Marketing Manager for the Procter and Gamble Company, as well as a term as Vice President of Human Resources for R. R. Donnelley Logistics beginning in 1999.

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She later served as Executive Vice President of Pope & Associates, a leading diversity and inclusion training and consulting firm, and is proud to have served in an advisory capacity on the U.S. Senate Task Force on Hispanic Affairs.

Maria launched Inclusity in 2013 to pursue a new approach in diversity and inclusion. With her staff she facilitates in-depth change management, strategic culture change, leadership development, coaching, and consulting. She is PROSCI-certified in change management.
Maria holds an M.A. in counseling from Xavier University and a B.A. in communications from the University of Toledo. She works out of the central Inclusity offices in Perrysburg, Ohio. Maria and her husband Bill have been married for 37 years and are the proud parents of three grown children. Maria serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Northwestern Ohio and as the Membership Chair of the Toledo Rotary.

After working as a morning news anchor and local TV personality for more than 15 years, Pete Scalia is putting his heart and soul into launching the #PSNeverGiveUp movement – that utilizes a podcast and other digital media platforms to entertain, inform, and inspire others by sharing uplifting “Never Give Up” moments. Diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis at age 30, Pete is actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation at the local and national level.

Having undergone several joint replacement surgeries and procedures, Pete has been very open about the challenges of living with RA and his difficult journey to parenthood. Given his profession, he considers it a “responsibility” to educate people about arthritis and inspire others to “never give up!” Pete stepped away from broadcasting for a few years to tour as a professional musician – opening for classic rockers Ted Nugent and Bad Company, and playing keyboards for nationally touring funk artist Freekbass – produced by legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bassist Bootsy Collins.

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Music is still a big part of Pete’s life. Working through the challenges and deformities brought on by his RA, Pete still writes, plays and sings music – including the annual Arthritis Foundation Bone Bash with his dad and their band Snidely Whiplash. Today, is the founder of PS Never Give Up and a lifestyle reporter and anchor for WCPO. He’s also working with his wife Amy to create the PS Never Give Up Foundation, set to launch Spring 2022, to help those with chronic illnesses seek resources and grants for fertility treatments.

Amy Scalia loves storytelling, and she does so as an entrepreneur, TV personality, influencer, and writer. In 2007, she founded Cincy Chic, an online lifestyle publication for women in Greater Cincinnati, which now has more than 32,000 opt-in subscribers from across the Tri-State, and six years later launched its sister publication Cbus Chic. Two years ago, she sold her business to pursue an opportunity with Sinclair Broadcast Group to be Managing Editor of Cincinnati Refined and On-Air Host of several weekly segments ranging from small business features to internationally-recognized cancer research. She’s also a freelance writer for Columbus-based LBrands (Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Pink, UpWest). Last but not least, she and her husband, Pete Scalia, are launching the PS Never Give Up Foundation which will provide grants and resources to those with chronic illnesses seeking fertility treatments. The foundation is set to officially launch in Spring 2022. Her major life accomplishments include: being a mom of three amazing kiddos (after battling infertility for years), being a “40 Under 40” recipient from the Cincinnati Business Courier, winning the “Best New Product/Service of the Year” Award from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, winning several national writing awards from ASHPE and ASBPE, and running three Flying Pig Marathons.

Amy & Pete Scalia

Amy & Pete Scalia

Amy’s Website: www.AmyScalia.com
Pete’s Website: www.PeteScalia.com

Todd Sebastian

Todd Sebastian

Todd Sebastian leads LINK Training & Consulting, motivated by a simple mission: “To help clients connect more strongly with their target audiences.” Over the course of his 30-year career, Todd has had the privilege to work for some of the marketing industry’s most prestigious companies—including Procter & Gamble (Brand Manager), dunnhumbyUSA (Vice President, Client Leadership), Northlich (Chief Client Officer) and Interbrand (Executive Director, North America).

And he’s been honored to be selected as a marketing partner by many impressive client organizations—including DDB, Siegel + Gale, VaynerMedia, Clif Bar & Company, J&J and Macy’s. Todd is also the author of the best-selling book Tell Your Clients Where to Go! A Practical Guide to Providing Passionate Client Leadership, which is graciously endorsed by John E. Pepper, Retired Chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble (and retired Chairman of The Walt Disney Company).

Jamie Smith currently is the Publisher/Market President of the Cincinnati Business Courier and has held that position since February 2011. He was previously Director of Advertising with the Courier since 2003. Jamie has over 30 years of media experience.

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith

Angela Crawford, Ph.D.

Angela Crawford, Ph.D.

Dr. Angela Crawford enjoys helping people and organizations grow. She has spent over 25 years in senior leadership roles and currently serves as the VP for Digital, Graduate, and Professional Programs at Thomas More University. Her passion includes teaching, coaching, and conducting leadership, change management, marketing, strategy, sales, and innovation workshops.

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Dr. Crawford earned her BBA from the University of Cincinnati, MBA from Cleveland State University, and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband of over 25 years, Jason, and has three grown children, Hunter, Alexis, and Serena. Her labs, Maverick and Goose, and cat Sunny would also probably like a mention since they run the house.

Dr. Davis M. Robinson is a native of Louisville, KY. He and his son Donovan have resided in the Northern Kentucky region for six years. He obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Educational Leadership and Masters of Education in Human Resource Development from the University of Louisville. He received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Western Kentucky University.

Dr. Robinson has over 20 years of experience in Training and Organizational Development and has worked in leadership roles for various industries including: manufacturing, finance, retail, human services, sales, higher education, and healthcare. He is a certified facilitator for Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Development Dimension International (DDI), Predictive Index, and a qualified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner.

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Dr. Robinson speaking engagements and appearances include: HR Southwest, Northern KY Chamber, Brown-Forman, International Mentoring Association, Western Kentucky University, Indiana Department of Transportation, International Human Resource Development Conference, Kindred Healthcare, Ohio School Board Association, Northern Kentucky SHRM, Greater Cincinnati ASTD, and the YMCA. His hobbies are exercising, horse racing, and watching his son play basketball for Ryle High School.

Dr. Davis M. Robinson

Dr. Davis M. Robinson

Pamela Gilchrist, MA, APR, CPT

Pamela Gilchrist, MA, APR, CPT

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Pamela Gilchrist, MA, APR, CPT, is a sought-after national keynote speaker and consultant. She shares leadership and life lessons to help you Optimize Outcomes ™. Audiences relate to her wit, wisdom and authentic style as she shares insider tips on what works, and what doesn’t, to lead effectively. Her personal story of resilience will inspire you to overcome obstacles and be bold.

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She has been a featured speaker at the American Marketing Association’s Ignite, National Speaker’s Association Influence, the Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative Regional Summit, and served as co-emcee of NKY Leadercast. She is also past president of the National Speakers Association Ohio Chapter.

C-suite executives seek Pam out for her proven insights and winning results that grow businesses, guide leaders and build brand love. She has earned the trust and respect of her clients for her savvy ability to successfully guide and transform organizations. Using emotional intelligence and Fortune 500 insider tips, she cuts through clutter and chaos to help leaders communicate clearly.

Pam is the Founder/CEO at Gilchrist Group ®. For more than 30 years, she has held key leadership roles inside Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar companies and consulted with premier organizations across the country.

Her most popular speeches include: Optimized Outcomes in Business and Life, Leading Through Influence, and Make Your Brand A Lasting Love Connection. Featured in the book: Best Marketing Practices For Speakers, you will also find her stories in the New York Times best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Women and other publications. Learn more at www.pamgilchrist.com

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Danielle Lewis Jones

Danielle Lewis Jones

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Danielle Lewis Jones is a corporate communications executive who has experience in the banking and healthcare industries. She received her MBA from the University of Cincinnati and her undergraduate degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). She is a published author who has been recognized as an Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio Young Professionals Affirm award winner, the Queen City Professional Accolades Resilient recipient, and a Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40 honoree. 

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She is also a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber C-Change Class 7 alumni. In 2015 after the death of her infant son, she started Angel Baby Network, an organization that helps bereaved families. In addition, she serves on the LifeCenter Organ Donor family advisory council. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She believes every day is a gift from God, and no matter what, there is a lesson to be learned through all of life’s experiences.

Kelly Rodamer

Kelly Rodamer

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When Kelly Rodamer is not homeschooling her children, she can be found encouraging, uplifting, and empowering others through ministry, service, and advocating for the at-risk population. With more than a decade of experience in marketing, compliance, public relations, direct sales, event planning, and ministry, Kelly brings an upbeat, can-do attitude to any table she may sit.

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Kelly utilizes her position as the Associate Children’s Minister at Immanuel UMC to focus on projects that promote a healthy level of service. Her experience in corporate philanthropy, event planning, external communications, marketing communications, community outreach, training, and customer lifecycle management have allowed Kelly a unique perspective in the building blocks of creating opportunities that are both sustainable and desirable to young families and leaders alike. Her philosophy is to use each day as an opportunity to serve as a blessing to others.

Kelly earned an M.A. in Communications from Northern Kentucky University, where she focused on political and crisis communications, and received a Certificate in Public Relations and a Certificate in Pedagogy. Kelly also earned a B.A. from NKU in Public Relations.

Robin Throckmorton

Robin Throckmorton

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Robin Throckmorton, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the President and Founder of strategic HR inc. where she brings nearly 30 years of human resources experienc in the areas of Strategy, Recruitment, Training & Development, Benefits & Compensation, Communications, Employee Relations, Recordkeeping & Legal Compliance, and Health, Safety & Security. 

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Since its founding in 1995, strategic HR inc. continues to be recognized as an industry leader under Robin’s leadership. Some recent awards include: Inc 5000 List of Fasting Growing Companies in America in 2019 & 2017 (Inc. Magazine) and Woman Owned Business of the Year 2019 (Clermont Chamber). Robin is the co-author of Bridging the Generations Gap and author of Critical Touch Points of Recruitment. Robin holds a BS from Purdue University in Management and a Master of Arts in Labor and Employment Relations from the University of Cincinnati. Robin is committed to giving back through community involvement as she regularly volunteers for advisory and leadership roles to help serve the human resources profession and broader community.

Jim Timmerman

Jim Timmerman

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Jim Timmerman is a freelance Producer/Director and has worked for a wide variety of clients from broadcast networks to Fortune 500 companies to numerous Cincinnati based non-profit organizations. Jim worked at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati for 23 years, starting as a studio camera operator, then Producer/Director then Program Manager. He graduated from Bowling Green State University many years ago with a Radio-TV-Film degree. While there he worked at WBGU-TV. Prior to that he was employed at WLIO-TV in Lima. Jim is also a guest lecturer at various Cincinnati universities.

Lisa Lickert

Lisa Lickert

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In addition to owning EMI Network and being the Chief Energy Officer of LSW Management…Lisa spent the past 22 years doing crazy awesome things on an adventure to build her best life. She’s been fortunate to work in a diverse array of industries and has led, acquired, fought a hostile takeover, sold, integrated, separated and built businesses while married to a saint and raising a special needs child. She’s a mindset junkie and a wellness goal getter with a passionate belief in “Everything You Do Matters”, the Butterfly Effect.

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Throughout her career/adventure and regardless of the business, she has focused on helping small businesses grow and people thrive. This is one of the reasons she fell in love with EMI Network in 2012 when she joined as COO and later purchased the company, transforming EMI into a full-service content marketing & creative services firm capable of caring for every aspect of its clients’ brands.

In normal serial entrepreneurial fashion, Lisa is launching a second venture, an online business coaching platform for moms with special needs kids. Her programs help women discover how they can take control and generate the income and flexibility needed by becoming entrepreneurs and launching a home-based business.

Jen Beck

Jen Beck

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Jen Beck is a Registered Nutritionist, LIIFT Practitioner, Speaker who has over 20 years of experience in nutrition and human transformation. She helps high achieving professionals and entrepreneurs to discover their body’s ideal foods and how to plan and implement it so healthy eating feels second nature so their energy skyrockets and any excess weights begins to fall off.

Karen Iannuzzi

Karen Iannuzzi

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Meeting and Event Planner for corporations, small businesses, and individuals. Attention to details and personalized service is my strength. While being involved in meeting and event planning for over 8 years, my skill set developed from my varied background which includes purchasing, logistical, project, operational and financial management. This experience is the value I bring to an event or team.

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Born and raised in Philadelphia. Earned a BA in accounting and MBA in finance from Temple University. After graduation, my career started with Johnson and Johnson holding multiple position until I transitioned into education and now, utilizing all the skills I acquired, I assist my clients in planning and managing conferences and meetings.

Michael Kessling, Jr.

Michael Kessling, Jr.

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Michael first heard about financial planning at the dinner table growing up and on weekends at the office. He is now continuing the legacy and sharing his father’s wisdom with the next generation of clients. Michael received a B.A. in History from Northern Kentucky University and is a graduate of Highlands High School in Fort Thomas..

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An avid golfer, Michael is an active member of several boards including Northern Kentucky University’s Go Norse Fund, Greater Cincinnati Golf Association and Seeds of Glory.

Michael resides in Highland Heights with his wife, Betsey. He is adding a new perspective to the Kessling Financial Group. He takes pride in communicating with people and allowing them to express their personal and financial goals

Lynn

Lynn

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Experienced facilitator and coach for business and non-profits. Encouraging you to discover and take your next step for career or personal growth.

Lynn is passionate about encouraging people to become all they were made to be. Her positive attitude, energy, perseverance, and partnering has helped many people become and do more than they thought they could. Lynn utilizes coaching, facilitation, and training development skills learned during her thirty years of working in fortune 500 corporations and with non-profits

Bill Haase

Bill Haase

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Since 1990, Bill Haase has devoted his professional life to helping ensure others’ financial security. During this time he’s developed a keen understanding of the difficulty so many people face regarding their money management decisions. “Sometimes people are so anxious about financial matters that we need to ‘talk them off the ledge’ so they feel relief and comfort knowing we are here for them,” Bill explains. That compassion, coupled with the willingness to assist people of all financial means, distinguishes Bill’s practice from other similar offices in the Tri State area. 

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A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in business administration and major in quantitative analysis, Bill has managed to consistently help clients to work toward their goals. This provides confidence whether the client is saving for retirement, a child’s education or an entrepreneurial career change. Bill and his wife have five children and two grandchildren. He also serves the community as a member of the St. Therese Brass which travels to various senior living facilities to entertain those who don’t get out very often.

Jessica Remole

Jessica Remole

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Jessica Remole was born in Cincinnati and after living in multiple US cities and Germany as an Army brat, her family settled back in the tri-state 35 years ago. She now resides in Independence, Kentucky with her husband Brian, only a few miles from her daughter Cynthia and 2 beautiful grandsons. Jessica has been an advertising and marketing professional for the past 23 years and attended Northern Kentucky University for Radio and Television Broadcasting from 1994-1998. She just celebrated 10 years with Valpak – the famous blue envelope that comes in the mail and is an active member of the Referrals R’ Us Chapter of BNI. 

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Jessica has a true passion for helping local business owners craft their message to grow their businesses. When she isn’t building marketing strategies or developing ad content for her clients, she enjoys volunteering for her church, spending time outdoors, with her family and traveling.

Leslie A. Young, Founder & Principal, Colloquy Communications

Leslie A. Young, Founder & Principal, Colloquy Communications

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Leslie is a content creator and communications specialist. With deep roots in supplier diversity and small business development, Colloquy Communications creates content and internal communications that delivers results for small, minority and women-owned businesses, as well as corporate supplier diversity programs. Prior to Colloquy Communications, Leslie was the Event & Program Manager for Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBEC ORV).

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She has over 25 years of experience working for and on behalf of small, minority, and women-owned businesses. Leslie holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Xavier University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Ohio University.

Cathy Lindemann

Cathy Lindemann

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As President of Evolution creative solutions Cathy is a bold leader and creative problem solver, and she uses both of those talents to help Evolution’s clients discover exciting ways to think differently about their businesses and brands. Cathy is a dedicated, loyal enthusiast of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region, and she cares deeply about being an active part of the business community. 

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She is a proud member of the Cincinnati Chamber and a Board Advisor for the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati. Under her leadership, Evolution creative solutions received the honor of being named WBEC Ohio River Valley’s WBE Supplier of the Year twice and is a multi-year recipient of graphic design awards from Graphic Design USA and print awards from Printer’s Industry of Northern Kentucky and Ohio.

Amber Brown

Amber Brown

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Amber Brown has been married to her husband Adam since 2004 and they have two energetic children, Addison and Aidan. She has been attending The Vineyard Florence since 2013. Amber has a passion for welcoming others and organizing events. She loves being behind the scenes and helping anywhere she can. She is the Executive Assistant/Discipleship Pastor at The Vineyard Florence and leads the First Impressions Team and Women’s Ministry.

Mark Ramey

Mark Ramey

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They call me “the veteran”. I’ve been at this business as long as some of our creatives have been alive. We’re talking 30 years! I’ve weathered the storms (sometimes raging) of change in the broadcasting industry. I am a TOTALLY behind-the-scenes guy. I can handle all kinds of productions, live and taped, short and long, simple or tricky. I’ve schlepped gear across untapped earth in Chile for Life’s Eyes, one of the greatest experiences of my life. (And until you’ve hauled a 9-foot jib up and down mud and guano, you haven’t lived!) 

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I’m passionate about making people happy. I take on each project with a fervor and excitement, just like it was my first production that 30-some odd years ago. Please, just keep me behind the scenes. (My wife is still asking me when we’re going to take a family portrait; the last one we took my teenaged sons were boys. Maybe when they graduate.)

Jeff Loy

Jeff Loy

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For more than 2 decades, Jeff’s work ambition found roots in all things logistics… Imports, Exports, LTL, FTL, Air Freight, Ground Expedites and Warehousing. His depth of experience and camaraderie works effectively inside the walls of his office, with his team, and outside the walls with his clients and contractors.
Jeff believes his community matters. He’s an active member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and various local community organizations such as Addiction Services Council, Master Provisions and TenFe.

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He is a lucky man to be married to Sarah Loy and is a proud father to a grown son, Braedan and daughter, Emma.

Peggy Casey

Peggy Casey

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Peggy is passionate about meaningful communication, brand management, and community engagement and has more than 20 years of marketing, public relations, and event planning experience. At NKYEC, she works with community partners to increase awareness about the organization’s mission to support student success and wellbeing in Northern Kentucky. From 2011-2014, she served as NKYEC’s Ready by 21 Coordinator, where she worked closely with national and local leaders, stakeholder groups, and volunteer teams to advance regional education goals and initiatives.

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She began her career at Sanitation District No. 1, where she managed and implemented various public communication and outreach strategies for 15 years. She continued to grow her marketing experiences through various roles including: Vice President of Marketing & Informatics/Office Projects for the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, Senior Consultant for Rose Communications and Marketing, Communications Manager for Arlinghaus Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, and Director of Marketing for St. Henry District High School.

Peggy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Northern Kentucky University and played intercollegiate volleyball for the Norse. She is a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky and served as Chair of the program in 2009. She is also a 2008 graduate of the Northern Kentucky SOAR Program, a premier leadership development program for young women.

In 2010, Peggy received the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Emerging Leader Award for her involvement in community affairs. She has coached volleyball for over 20 years and is committed to developing strong, confident athletes and inspiring others to love the game as much as she does. Peggy resides in Erlanger with her husband and their two children.

Sara Stuckey

Sara Stuckey

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Sara Stuckey is a marketing professional with a diverse background in traditional media advertising, digital activations, websites, and promotional products. She added experience in the startup world as a regional development specialist for a west coast coffee company, 3-19 Coffee, where she focused on marketing ethically-sourced coffee and leveraging fundraising partnerships with local non-profits. Currently, Sara serves as operations and business development lead for Newport (KY) based Red Hot Promotions, a custom apparel and promotional products distributor

Sasha Parker-Cochran

Sasha Parker-Cochran

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Working in Video Production since the age of 12, Sasha has a way of connecting with her clients, and telling their story. From writing, to filming, to editing, she is a one-women show!

Shellee Fisher

Shellee Fisher

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Image is Everything & Imagery Sells is the foundation that Shellee continues to build upon in her company, Shellee Fisher Photography & Design, LLC . Whether working with savvy professionals updating their executive portraits or documenting a national conference, every image must make a statement. From executive or group portraits to event coverage or corporate marketing imagery, Shellee lends her creative eye and attention to detail to maintain her client’s brand image. Shellee’s artistic approach, technical ability, professional demeanor and business integrity provides not only for a great experience but also a superior product.

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Image is Everything & Imagery Sells is the foundation that Shellee continues to build upon in her company, Shellee Fisher Photography & Design, LLC . Whether working with savvy professionals updating their executive portraits or documenting a national conference, every image must make a statement. From executive or group portraits to event coverage or corporate marketing imagery, Shellee lends her creative eye and attention to detail to maintain her client’s brand image. Shellee’s artistic approach, technical ability, professional demeanor and business integrity provides not only for a great experience but also a superior product.

Taylor Moore

Taylor Moore

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Taylor Moore is a hometown girl, born and raised in the tristate area, serving the community where she lives. River-hopping homes back and forth between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky brings a deeply engrained heart for raising her 3 daughters, Julia, Savanna and AnnaBella, with her husband.
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Currently, Taylor capitalizes her marketing talents in the advertising space at Spectrum Reach. She and her husband partnered with a Health and Wealth company where they impact billions of lives. She’s deeply driven and passionate about educating everyone she encounters about their personal development, in and out of the work. She attended Northern Kentucky University for Communications, Leadership and Development.