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Leadership
The Partners Council is a strategic coordinating body for the partnership that helps set common goals, review data, coordinate efforts, address gaps, advance policy, and align resources. ​The Council consists of leadership from the following stakeholder groups: employers, chambers of commerce, workforce boards, educational institutions, service providers, labor, and other community volunteers from across the tri-state region.

Partners Council Members (2014) 
Key Staff

> Janice Urbanik
Executive Director, Partners for a Competitive Workforce
Bio ​  Email   Phone: 513-762-7160

​> Hope Arthur
Director, Health Care Collaborative, Partners for a Competitive Workforce
B​io ​  Email  Phone: 513.562.8461

> Sean Kelley
Talent Pipeline Director, Partners for a Competitive Workforce
B​io ​  Email   Phone: 513.579.3123

> Stephen Tucker
Senior Manager, Industry Partnerships, Partners for a Competitive Workforce
B​io ​  Email  Phone: 513.762.3720

> Jesse Simmons
Director, Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Career Pathways, Partners for a Competitive Workforce
B​io ​  Email  Phone: 513.284.6680

> Geoff Smith
Director, IT Career Pathways, Partners for a Competitive Workforce
B​io ​  Email  Phone: 513.240.1468


© Partners for a Competitive Workforce. All rights reserved. 2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Eric Avner
Vice President
Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./
U.S. Bank Foundation

Donna Jones Baker
President/CEO
Urban League

Cheryl Brackman
Executive Director
Adult Workforce Education, Butler Technology & Career Development Schools

Brian Carley
President/CEO
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Lee Ault Carter
Chairman
Thomas J. Emery Memorial Foundation

David Dougherty
Chairman
CEO and Founder Education at Work

Sally Duffy
President & Executive Director
SC Ministry Foundation

Scott Ellsworth
Director
Business Leaders United

Michael Graham
President
Xavier University

Delores Hargrove-Young
President/COO
XLC Services

LaVaughn Henry
VP
Senior Regional Officer 
Cincinnati, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Ed Hughes
President
Gateway Technical & Community College

Rick Jordan
VP
LSI Industries

Kurt Kegerreis
Indiana State Director
National Able Network

William Lecher
Senior Clinical Director
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Ross Meyer
Vice President
United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Peter McLinden
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Cincinnati AFL-CIO

Cheryl Neiheisel
Vice President
Richards Industries

O'Dell Owens
President
Cincinnati State Community & Technical College
John Prout
President/CEO
TriHealth Inc.

James Regg
Senior Executive
Global Communications 
and GE Advantage, GE Aviation

Rob Reifsnyder
President
United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Gwen Robinson
President/CEO
Cincinnati-Hamilton 
County Community Action Agency

Bill Scheyer
President
Skyward

Richard Sewell
National Able Network

Jill Shuller
Interim Executive Director
IMPACT NKY (NKY Chamber)

Piyush Singh
Sr. VP and CIO
Great American Insurance

Liza Smitherman
VP
Professional Development
Jostin Construction

Harry Snyder
President/CEO
Great Oaks Institute of Technology

Mary Stagaman
Executive Director
Agenda 360

Barbara Stewart
Director
Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Area

Pete Strange
Chairman
Messer Construction

Dallas Trinkle
President
Acramold (and Executive Director of NKIP Workforce)

Shiloh Turner
Vice President
Community Investment, Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Matt van Sant
President/CEO
Clermont County Chamber

Tammy Weidinger
President/CEO
Brighton Center

Rick Wilson
Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center

Wade Williams
Vice President
Northern Kentucky Tri-ED

Peggy Zink
President/CEO
Cincinnati Works