Bill Scheyer, President: Bill is the former president of Skyward, the engine behind myNKY, a community-driven five-year strategic work plan designed to elevate Northern Kentucky to new heights. Before Skyward, Bill was president of Southbank Partners, Inc. He also previously served as City Administrator for the City of Erlanger. He is a graduate of NKU and an alumnus of both Leadership Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati Regional Leadership Forum.
Scott Golan, Treasurer: Scott is the Managing Partner of the Cincinnati office of BKD, LLP, the 12th largest CPA and Advisory firm in the country. He specializes in the taxation of real estate entities, with a focus on partnerships and passive activities. Scott is also the Treasurer of Catholic Inner-city School Education Fund (CISE), and serves on the Executive Committee of CISE and the CISE Foundation. Scott is an accounting graduate of Miami University, and also has an MBA from Xavier University.
Pamela Brailsford: Pamela is the Senior Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability for Cintas Corporation and a strong advocate for sustainability initiatives to help positively impact the company’s corporate identity. Pamela has a long-standing inclusion strategy to locate new, capable and qualified diverse enterprises through business trade associations and business development organizations. She is a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council.
Sherry Carran: Sherry is a former Mayor of Covington, Kentucky. She is the Chair of Banklick Watershed Council, serves on Skyward’s Licking River Greenway Project, and is a member of the Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council. She represents the Forestry Council on the Brent Spence Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation Project – Aesthetics Committee. Sherry received her Bachelor Degree in Architecture from the Univ. of Cincinnati in 1974.
Vickie Ciotti: Vickie is the Executive Director at the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. Since joining the team at CGC, staff and the board brought to fruition The Green Learning Station, a LEED Platinum site focused on solving Cincinnati’s storm water problem with landscaping strategies that keep rain where it falls. Vickie served on the Board of Directors for Leave No Child Inside – Greater Cincinnati. She holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from the Psychotherapy Institute of Chicago.
Chad Edwards: Chad is a past President of Green Umbrella. Chad is a principal of emersion DESIGN LLC, the first architecture and engineering firm in the world with a LEED Platinum office, and is currently assisting 6 clients through their climate reduction plans. Chad, Ohio's LEED-ND Regionalization Chair, has garnered numerous awards for his urban design, architectural, interior design, research and environmental graphic design work. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and is a regular on the national lecture circuit regarding sustainability solutions. Chad has been invited to speak to the US Senate, US House of epresentatives and Ohio Governor's office on key environmental policy matters.
Jeremy Faust: Jeremy is the Assistant Vice President and Environmental Sustainability Leader for Fifth Third Bank, formerly Sustainability Advisor with Viox Services. Jeremy previously worked with the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance and the Council of the District of Columbia. In addition to being a member of the Green Umbrella Board of Directors, Jeremy Co-Chairs the Energy Action Team and Action Team Leadership Council. He has a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law.
Chris Flores: Chris is the Founder of Three Corners Capital. The “three corners” represent the firm’s mission of engaging clients in utilizing financial capital to create positive impact on people, planet and profit. The firm’s expertise in social finance has led to client engagements that include business owners, corporate executives, NFL athletes, successful young professionals and charitable organizations including donor advised funds and charitable trusts. Originally from the Chicago area, Chris studied finance at the University of Cincinnati and has since become entrenched in the community.
Jessica Haag: Jessica works in BKD’s National Higher Education Group and has more than 11 years of experience providing assurance services to colleges, universities, foundations and other not-for- profit organizations. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jessica graduated from the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Board Orientation & Leadership Development program and now presents to the program’s classes on not-for-profit finance and governance.
Scott Hassell, Past President: Scott is the past President of Green Umbrella. Scott is Director of Environmental Affairs for Fifth Third Bank and a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council. Scott has served as an analyst for Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the US Department of Energy and as a RAND Corporation consultant for the USEPA.
Jamie Holtzapfel: Jamie is the Principal Consultant for Core, a strategic and workforce consulting group. Prior to joining Core, Jamie spent a decade working with Northern Kentucky’s wastewater and storm water utility, SD1, as Director of Communications. Her experience is in building and managing internal and external communication plans, educational programs, strategic business plans and stakeholder engagement initiatives.
Andy Holzhauser: Andy is a member of the Board of Directors of PACENation and a Partner with Donovan Energy, a clean energy project development firm based in Cincinnati founded in 2016. For the previous 8 years, Andy was the founding CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, a non-profit economic development agency that led the facilitation of over $50M of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. He resides in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood within the City of Cincinnati where he serves as Treasurer of the Board of the Over-the-Rhine Foundation.
Ken Muth: Ken leads Duke Energy’s SmartBuilding Advantage program in Southwest Ohio; an energy efficiency offer to Duke’s large business customers. A LEED AP and Certified Energy Manager, Ken also has been actively engaged in a number of regional efforts including as a Co-Chair of the Quality Place Team of Agenda 360 and as Vice Chair of the Regional Business Retention Committee through the Cincinnati USA Partnership. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University with a minor in Computer Science
Florence Parker: Florence is the Public Involvement Specialist at OKI Regional Council of Governments. Prior to her affiliation with OKI, Ms. Parker's work experience included a 15-year stint in the field of commercial broadcasting and 16 years in community revitalization. Her responsibilities at OKI not only include identifying the impact of OKI's transportation planning activities on its minority, low income, disabled, elderly and zero-car households but ensuring the inclusion and participation of these five population groups in OKI's various transportation activities. Ms. Parker also serves as support staff to OKI's Environmental Justice Advisory Committee and, as DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) Liaison Officer; oversees the implementation of OKI's DBE Program to encourage participation in contracting opportunities from firms owned and controlled by minorities, women and other socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
Jody Robinson: Jody is the Assistant City Administrator for Bellevue, KY. A former park ranger with the New York State Parks and longtime environmental and community activist, she started the Bellevue Farmers Market and Chairs the Northern Kentucky City and County Management Association. She has been a leader in the Green Umbrella Local Food Action Team since its inception.
Len Sauers: Len is currently an independent consultant in the areas of sustainability, product safety and technical external relations. He retired from Procter & Gamble in 2016 where he was Vice President of Global Sustainability and Global Product Stewardship. He has a PhD in Toxicology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. Len is on the Adjunct Faculty of Xavier University where he teaches sustainability to senior undergraduate and graduate students.
Byron Stallworth: Byron Stallworth is a Strategic Account Manager for National Roofing Partners - the largest network of Tier 1 commercial roofing contractors in the US. Byron is responsible for developing and maintaining strategic partnerships while promoting and selling National Roofing Partners’ services to potential clients in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Byron is an alumni of the University of Cincinnati and graduated from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Executive Management Program 2011-2013. He is also a retired Veteran from the US Army Reserves where he served as a medic and Non-Commissioned Officer 20+ years.
Doug Studer: At BluEarth, Doug finds answers for business and design challenges through the practice of biomimicry, looking to nature as inspiration, mentor, and classroom. Combining that passion with 40 years of experience, many as Deskey’s CEO and President, he hopes to make a positive impact on the environmental conditions of the world through both his work and his life.
Jack Sutton: Jack is a Landscape Architect and Executive Director of Great Parks of Hamilton County. Since joining the Park District in 1989, he has served as Park Planner, Planning Director and Deputy Director. He currently serves as Chairman of the Hamilton County Natural Resource Assistance Council and is a member of the Leadership Cincinnati Alumni Association.