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LEAD Clermont Community Leadership Program Introduces Class of 2023

Union Township, Clermont County Ohio (August 12, 2022) – Representatives from 30 Clermont County business, education, healthcare, government, social service, and nonprofit organizations will participate in the LEAD Clermont Community Leadership Program (CLP) Class of 2023, which recently kicked off its leadership development journey with a networking event attended by dozens of the program’s alumni. 

Now in its thirty-fifth year, LEAD Clermont CLP offers an August through May series of leadership classes and personal development activities, along with learning experiences designed to increase understanding of the County’s needs and opportunities. The program is an initiative of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

In return for their experience in the class, LEAD Clermont graduates make a commitment, or “Promise,” to give back to their community in some fashion.

Today, LEAD Clermont Alumni consists of over 950 graduates. Of these graduates, 75% of all public and private boards across Clermont County include LEAD alum. Alumni also serve in elected and appointed government positions and volunteer in numerous ways to help improve the economic vitality of the community through stewardship, service, and friendship.

The 30 members of the 2023 LEAD Clermont CLP class are:

  • Susan Ayers, Union Township
  • Jody Bailey, Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Paul Broxterman, Pierce Township Police Department
  • Sue Burnett, Monarch Financial Advisors
  • Chad Butt, American Modern Insurance Group
  • Pat Byrne, Total Quality Logistics
  • Teresa Caligaris, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
  • Krista Clark, UC Clermont College
  • Eric Dool, West Clermont Local Schools
  • Crystal Elam, American Modern Insurance Group
  • Tom Gooch, Duke Energy
  • Jenna Igel, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati – Clermont County YMCA
  • Christal Laws, Park National Bank
  • Robb Lohr
  • Clinton Louiso, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Desmond Maaytah, Clermont County Community and Economic Development
  • Lisa Mahle-Grisez, University of Cincinnati Clermont
  • Andrew McAfee, Clermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Alicia Morlatt, Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Sarah Owens, RDI Corporation
  • Julie Robinson, Clermont County Public Library
  • Sam Rotunna, HealthSource of Ohio Inc
  • Kelsey Smothers, Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County
  • Jody Thompson, The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • Josh Torbeck, Clermont County Park District
  • Amy Uecker, Great Oaks Career Campuses: Live Oaks
  • Emily Wagner, Mercy Health
  • Brian Williamson, Clermont County Public Health
  • Kim Wynn, Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Robin Zuend, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

The class is led by Bob Pautke, LEAD Clermont Executive Director.

Visit to learn more about Clermont County’s premier leadership program or for the application to participate in the 2024 LEAD Clermont CLP class.

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