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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 (2013) 
Key Staff

> Janice Urbanik
Executive Director, Partners for a Competitive Workforce
Bio ​  Email   Phone: 513.686.2967

> Sharron DiMario
Executive Director, Health Careers Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati
B​io ​  Email   Phone: 513.562.8461

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

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Eric Avner
Vice President
Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./
U.S. Bank Foundation

Donna Jones Baker
President/CEO
Urban League of Greater Cincinnati 

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

Bart Brown
President/CEO
Indiana Region 9 Workforce Board 

Lee Carter
Chairman
Thomas J. Emery Memorial Foundation

Sister Sally Duffy
President & Executive Director
SC Ministry Foundation

Scott Ellsworth
VP, U.S. Operations
Tipco Punch, Inc.

Father Michael Graham (Vice Chair)
President
Xavier University

Delores Hargrove-Young
President/COO
XLC Services

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

Doug High
Executive Director
Workforce One Investment Board 
of Southwest Ohio

Dr. Ed Hughes
President
Gateway Community & Technical College

Rick Jordan
Vice President 
LSI Industries

Sherry Kelley-Marshall
President
Southwest Ohio Region 
Workforce Investment Board

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

Dr. O’Dell Owens
President
Cincinnati State Technical &
 Community College


John Prout (Chair)
President/CEO
TriHealth, Inc.

Rob Reifsnyder
President
United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Bill Scheyer
President
Vision 2015

Doug Sizemore
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Cincinnati AFL-CIO

Liza Smitherman
VP, Professional Development
Jostin Construction, Inc.

Nancy Spivey
Chief Operating Officer
Northern Kentucky Chamber

Mary Stagaman
Executive Director
Agenda 360

Barbara Stewart
Director
Northern Kentucky Workforce 
Investment Area

Pete Strange
Chairman
Messer Construction

Shiloh Turner
VP, Community Investment
Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Ellen van der Horst
President/CEO
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Matt van Sant
President/CEO
Clermont County Chamber

Tammy Weidinger
President/CEO
Brighton Center

Dr. Robin White
President/CEO
Great Oaks Institute of Technology 
& Career Development

Wade Williams
Vice President
Northern Kentucky Tri-ED

Peggy Zink
President/CEO
Cincinnati Works