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Columbus Chamber of Commerce Celebrates its Third Class of Elevate Cbus

April 6th, 2021

The professional development program will welcome its third class in April

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.”

Sessions for the program are normally conducted in-person; however, due to the global pandemic, the most recent class of Elevate was conducted virtually. Class three will optimize a hybrid model – utilizing both virtual and in-person options – based on vaccine rollout in Ohio.

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

“Past participants voted this program a resounding success, but we’ve found ways to make it better,” said Kingery. “Class 3 will include more content to help participants win in the remote work environment, and I’m looking forward to watching participants create more value for their organizations.”

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

Company Participant Name
BakerHostetler Erika Prouty
Black Kahawa Coffee Douglas Buckley
Branch Financial Dustin Thomas
Buckeye Power Sales Vincent Campise
Burns & McDonnell Sam Allen
Cardinal Health Patrick Jarvis
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
CoverMyMeds 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
HMB/CGI Jordan Pearson
HMB/CGI Samuel Gomez Amezcua
Home Care Assistance Joey Wengerd
Home Care Assistance Caitlin Purk
Improving 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
Maven Daniel Tekle
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

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.