Meet Our Panel
Steve Melink, President, Melink Corporation
Steve Melink is a national clean energy expert with three decades of successful experience as founder and CEO of Melink Corporation. He also is author of the book CEO Power & Light: Transcendent Leadership For A Sustainable World. Steve’s goal is to help mainstream the sustainability movement through positive leadership. In addition to walking the talk at his home and business, he actively promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy at the local, state and national level. He believes energy is at the core of some of our most pressing global challenges, ranging from the economy to national security to the environment. Melink Corporation’s headquarters in Cincinnati is the first LEED-Gold New Construction and LEED-Platinum Existing Building Certified office building in the State of Ohio.
Michael Kroeger and Kelly Dolan, Co-Founders, Ingage Partners
In 2011, Michael Kroeger and Kelly Dolan Co-Founded Ingage Partners, the region's first certified B corp, providing Management and IT Consulting Services. Ingage Partners has been recognized as a Best Place to Work in Cincinnati for four years by the Cincinnati Business Courier and Ohio Business Magazine, the Fast 55 the last three years, and as Best For the World for two years by B Labs, a non-profit that certifies social businesses. Looking to expand their impact in the community, they co-founded an IT Impact Sourcing organization called Thrive, training and hiring formerly unemployed and underemployed people and helping to launch their careers in IT.
Susan Ingmire, President, IGNITE Philanthropy Advisors
Susan Ingmire is a strategic connector, activator, and maximizer, focused on exceeding donors’ philanthropic goals. Her calling is facilitating connections between clients and nonprofits that are tackling some of the region’s most systemic issues. She has worked as a philanthropic advisor to various clients for over 30 years, and founded IGNITE Philanthropy Advisors in 2009, in order to create a more user-friendly and personal grant distribution process for foundations, families and corporations. IGNITE specializes in confidential and comprehensive philanthropic planning, grant making and family foundations both inside and outside of Greater Cincinnati.