2017 Rising Leader Award

Nominate Your “Rising Leaders”

In any business, family or private, 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 will honor one “Rising Leader” at its annual Family & Private Business Awards beginning with the September 12, 2017 gala.

Nomination Process & Award Criteria

The first annual nomination process will begin in October, 2016, and continue through July, 2017. Each month, an independent panel of judges will select one semi-finalist from a pool of nominees, identifying 10 semi-finalists in all. Semi-finalists will be chosen for their demonstrated success advancing one of the 10 Best Practices.

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.

Each month, 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

To nominate your Rising Leader, click on the link below and complete the 10-minute survey. 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 lisa.jonas@uc.edu or 513.556.7403.


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

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