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Columbus Chamber of Commerce Announces Elevate Cbus Class Three Graduates

October 12th, 2021

Over 40 Central Ohio professionals named to fall 2021 graduating class

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is honoring 47 Central Ohio leaders for their participation in its member-exclusive professional development program, Elevate Cbus.

“Elevate Cbus is a very important program for the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, and is supporting members of our business communities and workforce in professional development. As the Columbus Region’s largest business membership organization, we look forward to the growth and success to come,” said Don DePerro, Columbus Chamber president and CEO. “We are proud to recognize the participants of our third 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 three participants welcomed Lisa Fabrizio of Expeditors Columbus, Brett Kaufman of Kaufman Development, Dwight Smith of SSI and Sophia Mohr of COTA as featured speakers.

Elevate Cbus is now accepting nominations for its fourth class, which will kick off on November 2nd. 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: “It’s been a joy to hear class participants say they are discovering learning that lasts long after the program is finished. The stories they are sharing from their learning journey prove they are definitely elevating Columbus!”

Meet the third graduating class of Elevate Cbus:

Elevate Cbus Graduates
Class 3 – 2021

Company Participant Name
BakerHostetler Erika Prouty
Black Kahawa Coffee Douglas Buckley
Branch Financial Dustin Thomas
Buckeye Power Sales Vincent Campise
Burns & McDonnell Sam Allen
Sedgwick Theresa Passwater
Change 4 Growth Jacqueline Cotter
Columbia Gas of Ohio Zane Daniels
Columbia Gas of Ohio Luka Papalko
Columbus Chamber Jordan Miller
Columbus Chamber Mallory Roth
Columbus State Community College Marcus Jackson
Columbus Urban Leauge J Averi Frost
Core Molding Technologies, Inc. Cameron Guerrero
Sydney Turoff
Danis Ken Ekquist
Diamond Cellar Josh Pruschen
Frost Brown Todd Steven Tolbert
FST Logistics Dan Trout
FST Logistics Sara McKinniss
GBQ Ed Bannen
Heartland Bank Lesley Williamson
Heartland Bank Alisa Edmondson
CGI Jordan Pearson
CGI Samuel Gomez Amezcua
Home Care Assistance Joey Wengerd
Caitlin Purk
Mike Brengartner
JVA Campaigns Laura Smith
KeyBank Kelsey Seeds
LifeCare Alliance Rebecca Hurd
M+A Architects Jason Jordan
M+A Architects Alicia Huber
Maven Jenna Morris
New Visions Group LLC Emiliana D. Morales
OhioHealth Tricia Arrasmith
OhioHealth Rachel Dosch
Optimum Technology Greg Davda, Sr.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Ahmad Huda
Recovery Village Columbus Megan Powell
Revolution Group Kevin Perry
Revolution Group Firas Alnemer
Schneider Downs Zachary Davis
Teltron Design Group Tiffany Putnam
The Wendy’s Company Blaire Luciano
Wemblr, LLC Tiffany Marr

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.

Thank you to our 2021 presenting sponsors of Elevate Cbus:

Heartland Bank