West Chester/Liberty chamber honors 2019 Women of Excellence
Article by Sue Kiesewetter - Cincinnati Enquirer Contributor - Nov. 12, 2019
WEST CHESTER TWP. – Service is a common factor in the lives of 10 Greater Cincinnati women who are being recognized as this year’s Women of Excellence by the West Chester/Liberty Chamber Alliance.
It is the 18th year the chamber has highlighted the work of women in several areas: community service, excellence in work, volunteering, and involvement in causes they believe in.
Calling the women ‘unsung heroes’ chamber President Joe Hinson said this year’s honorees bring the total to about 150 women honored since the program began.
“The 10 amazing women that will be honored this year will be recognized for their service, dedication, and unyielding support of the causes they cherish,’’ said Joe Hinson, president and chief executive officer of the chamber.
“Their impact transcends throughout our region.”
The women will be honored during a Nov. 15 gala and dinner, at the Cincinnati Marriott North, 6189 Muhlhauser Road.
They are being recognized for work either through their careers or volunteering has enhanced business, education, culture, or philanthropy.
“Eighteen years ago we realized the volume of talented women in the community was staggering,’’ said Kristin Bramblett, the chamber’s director of special events.
“These women have selflessly made outstanding services to the Tri-State region.”
The keynote speaker for the event is Linda Clement-Holmes, a retired information officer for Procter and Gamble. Serving as emcee is Meghan Mongello, WKRC-TV anchor.
Along with honoring this year’s group of women the Ethel Moritz Scholarship will be awarded to one woman for post-secondary education.
Tickets for the event are $75 per person, $145 per couple, and $30 per student.
The cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 7:15 p.m.
Get information and make reservations online or call 513-777-3600.
This year’s honorees and a sampling of the groups they are involved in are:
•Theresa Baker does volunteer work at Lakota schools, the American Cancer Society, and West Chester Bark for Life.
•Jamie Beringer is involved with Bicycle Recycle Project, Power of the Purse, Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association, West Chester Liberty Rotary, and 3 Little Halos Safety Town.
•Anne Broshea does work beyond her intervention specialist classroom including the Above the Line program at Plains Junior School and taking her students throughout the community.
•Nia Butts is a former volunteer at Edge Teen Center while she was a Lakota East student , graduating in 2019 graduate, and was a Lakota Link Leader, tutor, and was involved in other school projects.
•Erin Clemons is president of the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, and co-founder of Women’s Racing Project.
•Diane Egbers is president and CEO of Leadership Excelleration, and is the founder of Grant Us Hope. She also does work on preventing teen suicide and teen mental health issues.
•Kim Hollon is a volunteer in Lakota Schools, Faith United Methodist Church, Family Promise Program, the Congregational Care Team, abd Stepping Forward.
•Kris Loughrie is involved in the Heritage Elementary PTO, and the Matthew J. Stratman Foundation, March Madness.
•Dr. Monica Posey is president of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, and was the first African-American women to lead an institution of post-secondary higher education in Cincinnati area. She is a founding member of the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development of Greater Cincinnati,and has worked with the Greater Cincinnati United Way, Artswave, and a jail ministry team.
•Suesann Sepela helped raise $3 million for projects in Hamilton and Middletown, as well as serving on the Winton Woods Education Foundation, Winton Woods Achievement Boosters, YWCA Hamilton board of directors, and is a Booker T. Washington Community Center volunteer.