I am writing this welcome note to you on Opening Day, our region’s unique holiday. It’s a day filled with fun, friends, family, and, hopefully at the end of the game, fireworks. The day is Cincinnati’s universal symbol of hope.
That Opening Day spirit of hope has been coursing through my veins in the last month since I’ve accepted the charge to serve you as your next Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber CEO. I’m more than hopeful about our region’s potential to grow our population, grow our economy, and grow the cultural vibrancy and assets of our community—I’m overwhelmingly confident. And with the Chamber’s incredible team, we’re ready to do the work to build and expand the diverse, welcoming, and thriving region we’re all demanding.
This issue of Realm is a hopeful one, too. You’ll notice a theme: articles and news about some of our region’s most brilliant, daring, and driven women leaders. One of those leaders is, of course, my predecessor, Jill Meyer. Her “exit interview” in this issue will help you realize how lucky we’ve been to have had her as our Chamber President and CEO driving a Future City vision over the last seven and a half years.
The road ahead is a hopeful one full of potential and opportunity. And it’s a road that I am excited to travel with you. Let’s stay connected about how we can serve your growing businesses and this incredible Cincinnati region.