Nominate Your “Rising Leader” for 2018

Cultivating bench strength is critical to long-term success. By investing in a rising generation of leaders, we lay a foundation for succession, and by acknowledging the accomplishments of these rising leaders, we create highly engaged and motivated teams. These new leaders shape the future of our companies and collectively grow our regional economy.

To demonstrate its commitment to this region’s future generation of leaders, the Goering Center honors one “Rising Leader” at its annual Family and Private Business Awards.



Nomination Process & Award Criteria

The second annual nomination process began August 1, 2017, and continues through July 31, 2018. Over these months, an independent panel of judges will select 10 semi-finalists from a pool of nominees, one each month from October - July. Semi-finalists are chosen for their demonstrated success advancing one of the 10 Best Practices of Family and Private Business.

A nominee must be an employee of a Goering Center Core Member company who is on a leadership track, or succession track, of a family or private business.

The Goering Center will showcase semi-finalists in our publications and live events. By publicly acknowledging their accomplishments we will help establish them – and the companies they work for – as Rising Leaders in Greater Cincinnati’s business community.

Recognize Your Rising Leaders

Click here to nominate your Rising Leader for 2018. Nominations submitted by the last business day of every month will be considered for selection on the following month.

For more information about the Rising Leader Award, contact Lisa Jonas at or 513.556.7403.


Semi-Finalists are featured in Goering Center publications and at our live events.

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