Over 30 Central Ohio professionals named to spring 2021 graduating class
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is honoring 34 Central Ohio leaders for their participation in its member-exclusive professional development program, Elevate Cbus.
“As the representative of over 2,000 members in our business community, workforce development, specifically through programs like Elevate Cbus, is of high importance to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce,” said Don DePerro, Columbus Chamber president and CEO. “We are proud to recognize the participants of our second class of Elevate Cbus for their dedication and tireless work.”
Elevate Cbus provides an opportunity for business leaders to invest in their associates. The six-session series was designed to teach the art of business communication while providing valuable leadership tips to promote career success.
The program is facilitated by Andrew Kingery of The White Stone Consulting Group, and sessions feature reputable guest speakers who are experts in their respective industries.
Class two participants welcomed Kimberly Blackwell of PMM Agency, Michelle Brown of CoverMyMeds, Bill Jordan of Designer Brands, and Steve Lyons of the Columbus Crew SC as featured speakers.
“It is incredibly rewarding to see individuals from diverse work backgrounds come together over the course of six months and bring new ideas to the table,” said Taylor Exner, program coordinator for Elevate Cbus and senior engagement manager for the Columbus Chamber. “Our attendees learn just as much from each other as they do from our program curriculum.”
Elevate Cbus is now accepting nominations for its third class, which will kick off April 6. For more information regarding Elevate Cbus and a link to access its nomination form, click here.
Kingery shared a congratulatory message with the graduating class of Elevate: “A big congrats to this class for finding a way to grow in spite of the pandemic. In the middle of a rough year, you made time to improve your value creation skills and grow as a leader. I hope you keep climbing. Well done!”
Meet the second graduating class of Elevate Cbus:
Elevate Cbus Graduates
Class 2 – 2021
AEP Kellie Rhodebeck
AEP Kyle Vanderhoff
BakerHostetler Marissa Peirsol
Barnes & Thornburg Kevin O’Donnell Stanek
Buckeye Interactive Taylor Cochran
Burns & McDonnell Gabe Smith
City Year Zandra Casto
Columbus Chamber Zakee Bashir
Columbus Chamber Courtney West
Columbus Urban League Christina Boulding
Columbus Urban League Rhonda Gaines
Columbus Urban League Lorenzo Brent
CoverMyMeds Meg Moorer
Danis Brandon Reese
Event Marketing Strategies Elllie Mruzek
GBQ Tobin Perrill
Heartland Bank Kailyn McComb
Heartland Bank Michael Amerine
HMB Austin Moore
HMB John Sohner
KeyBank Clay Daney
Messer Construction Andy Hoh
Miller Valentine Construction Amy Elsea
Motz Engineering Nora Miller
OhioHealth Kelli Robertson
Oswald William Grebenc
Palmer-Donavin Parker Cantwell
Performance Columbus Automotive Group Madeline Chilton
PNC John Flaherty
Sedgwick Tracy Harvey
Williams Lea Dwayne Penceal
Yard Solutions Quinn Schaller
About the Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is a mission-driven nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 organizations throughout Central Ohio. The Chamber, founded in 1884, is committed to advancing a thriving Columbus Region and provides support in the areas of research, government affairs, marketing, education and workforce development.