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Columbus Chamber of Commerce Celebrates its Fourth Class of Elevate Cbus

November 3rd, 2021

The professional development program will welcome its fourth class in November

Elevate Cbus, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s member-exclusive professional development program, has announced its most recent class of Elevate Cbus participants.

Elevate Cbus is a six-month series which encourages the development of skills like open communication, giving and receiving feedback, securing a mentor and building rapport.

“It is an honor to welcome our next class of Elevate Cbus participants,” said Don DePerro, Columbus Chamber president and CEO. “These individuals will acquire relevant and thoughtful leadership skills to bolster their own development as associates and to the benefit of their greater organizations as future leaders.”

All sessions will be led by Andrew Kingery, founder and CEO of White Stone Consulting and facilitator of Elevate Cbus.

“Given all the great feedback from the previous students, this is going to be a great curriculum. I’m looking forward to being in person again and on-site at the S-E-A Limited,” said Kingery.

Below are the businesses and individuals participating in the fall 2021 Elevate Cbus class:

CompanyParticipant Name
A Plus StaffingMaureen Groezinger
Arlington Urgent CareMolly Fulton
Barnes & ThornburgKyle Gerlach
Barnes & ThornburgRoberts, Emily
CBREJames Sophia
CBREJennifer Jordan
CGILogan Mikals
CGIRachel Loudermilk
Columbia GasRaquel Colon
Columbus ChamberTim McKelly
Columbus ChamberTracy Bloom
DanisKyle Slone
Diversified SystemsKimberly Grable
DLZ CorporationShyam Rajadhyaksha
First Financial BankDerek Boothe
Franklin Soil and Water Conservation DistrictKori Gasaway
GBQKevin VerHoef
Heartland BankAndrew Miller
Heartland BankTatiana Miller
ImprovingEmily Toney
Inspire PR GroupLauren Prettyman
KeyBankJoyce Salizzoni
LifeCare AllianceAndrea Devier
Messer ConstructionBill Keckeis
Messer ConstructionBrandon Riggins
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning CommissionJennifer Noll
Nationwide Children’s HospitalAileen Collins
Nationwide Children’s HospitalAnkit Shah
Ohio Intermodal Services, LLCZachary Bernard
OhioHealthKelly Dishun
Optimum TechnologyShan Ramachandran
Optimum TechnologySubashini Arrib
Palmer-Donavin ManufacturingHunter Hudgins
Palmer-Donavin ManufacturingMaxwell Rankin
Pluto Healthcare StaffingBrittany Kniceley
PopComPatricia Camp
Porter WrightLindsey M. Woods
Revolution GroupJoe Quevedo
S-E-A LimitedRenee Whaley
Schneider DownsMatt Biggs
United Way of Central OhioJulia A. Wyche
Zipline LogisticsJonathan Edwards

For more information, visit or call (614)221-1321 and ask for more information on Elevate Cbus.

Thank you to our 2021 presenting sponsor of Elevate Cbus:

Heartland Bank

About the Columbus Chamber

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is a mission-driven nonprofit organization serving more than 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.