President - Peggy E. Gruenke
Who am I? I enjoy building connections, opening doors, and creating opportunities for businesses and people. As Chief Operating Officer, I have full responsibility for the successful and profitable operation of a Cincinnati law firm handling each of the following operation areas; 1) Financial Operations, 2) Employee and Staff Management, 3) Firm Marketing and Client Development, 5) Information and Telecommunications Technology and 5) Physical Facilities Maintenance and Development. You can learn more and connect with me on LinkedIn.
Why do you like 85 Broads or what do you hope to achieve through 85 Broads? I enjoy 85 Broads because of the diverse group of ladies I get to meet and work with.
Fun Fact: I cycle for Juvenile Diabetes, riding 100s of miles ever year to help find a cure.
Incoming President – Shari Goldsmith
Who am I?As a Mental Health Therapist, Women’s Life Coach, Speaker and Author, I work with women to identify the challenges that are standing in the way of their full potential in their professional and personal life. After enjoying a very successful career in Business Operations and Program Development, I decided to go back to school to fulfill a dream of receiving my Mental Health Degree. My vast business experience combined with my Mental Health expertise, gives me the perfect combination of skills to help women discover where they belong, subsequently reinventing their lives. My book, “31 Days to Finding Your Inner Sass”, presents the core principles needed in order for women to be happy, healthy and successful. You can learn more and connect with me on LinkedIn.
Why do you like 85 Broads or what do you hope to achieve through 85 Broads? 85 Broads gives me the opportunity to network with accomplished women while making a positive impact in our community.
Fun Fact: I can’t eat anything with an orange flavor.
Vice President – Diane Barron
You can learn more and connect with Diane on LinkedIn.
Treasurer - Lorain Petitt
Secretary – Linda Bauer
You can learn more and connect with Linda on LinkedIn.
Professional Development Co-Chair – Joyce Smith
Who am I? I am a commercial real estate broker and also I teach Real Estate classes at UC and Cincinnati State. I am hoping to connect with ladies who need real estate advice for their businesses. You can learn more and connect with me on LinkedIn.
Why do you like 85 Broads or what do you hope to achieve through 85 Broads? Any organization as good as what you give back to it. I am hoping to give my expertise to the organization with Professional Development and my personal time as a volunteer to provide better and more meaningful connections to members and friends of 85 Broads.
Fun Fact: I am a LEED AP and I make denim and tapestry tote bags from recycled denim and tapestry remnant fabrics to keep on track with my beliefs about the environment and re-using materials. Each creation is unique.
Professional Development Co-Chair -Peg Stookey
Ex Officio/Board Advisor – Marjorie Solomon
Who am I? Board Advisor, President Ex Officio, 85 Broads Global Power Circle Member, 85 Broads Global Advisory Board Member. You can learn more and connect with me on LinkedIn.
Why do you like 85 Broads or what do you hope to achieve through 85 Broads? I’m passionate about mentoring, inspiring, empowering and connecting professional women. I hope to increase involvement by Cincinnati’s professional women in 85 Broads and serve as a liaison organization for other local women’s groups.
Fun Fact: 85 Broads Cincinnati founding member.
Membership Chair – Kim Dawes
Communications Chair – Robyn Block
Who am I? Founder and Social Media Strategist at Socially Rewired. Socially Rewired offers social media management services to small and mid-sized companies. We will help you get the most out of social media as well as your online presence in its entirety!
Why do you like 85 Broads or what do you hope to achieve through 85 Broads? 85 Broads Cincinnati gives me the opportunity to network with great women throughout the business community!
Events Chair – Morgan Lyn
Philanthropy Chair – Iva Wagers
Sponsorship Chair – Carolyn S. Taylor
Who am I? Chair of Sponsorship Committee for 85 Broads and also the Director of Program Development at InsideTrack.
Why do you like 85 Broads or what do you hope to achieve through 85 Broads? I enjoy the networking component of 85 Broads and learning more about start-up business ideas being developed by women in the community.
Fun Fact: I love taking on new challenges and reaching new peaks. My photo is my first 14,000 foot climb up La Plata in Colorado.
Chapter Founders, 2009: Jessie Deye & Adhurcia Apana