Business Fellows Leadership Circle

The Business Fellows Leadership Circle is comprised of twelve members of Business Fellows that were appointed to shape the strategic direction of the community through leadership, programming, marketing, prospective student recruitment, and faculty/staff advising.

In addition to committee chair responsibilities, each member serves as a mentor for the Business Buddies Peer Mentoring Program, allowing the opportunity to guide a first-year student through his or her transition to college and becoming integrated into the university community.

Business Fellows is also led by Lindner faculty, staff and an external Business Advisory Board.


Alexis Artis

Graduating Senior – Information Systems and Marketing
Recruiting Co-Chair:

  • Supports the university and college’s efforts in recruiting historically underrepresented minority students by serving as a ready resource and point of contact, and engages in large scale recruiting events with community partners and initiatives.
  • Engagements include, but not limited to:
    • Shadow Day Hosts
    • YMCA Black & Latino Achievers
    • Lindner Summer Institute: Project LEADERSHIP

Alexis Artis
Alexis Artis

Campus Engagement: Circle of Excellence, ADVANCE, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Association of Black Accountants

Email: artisam@mail.uc.edu


Lena Brewer

Third Year – Marketing
Membership Chair:

  • Generates interest in the Business Fellows program amongst eligible students
  • Proactively engages membership in order to cultivate a deeper sense of community
  • Engagements include, but not limited to:
    • Community Conversations
    • Transfer/Transition Member Retreat

Lena Brewer
Lena Brewer

Campus Engagement: Darwin T. Turner Scholar, Brothers and Sisters Excelling (B.A.S.E), Black Arts Collaborative, Lindner Ambassador, Shades of You, United Black Student Association

Email: brewerln@mail.uc.edu


Tori Butler

Graduating Senior – Information Systems
Mentoring Chair:

  • Administers the Business Buddies Peer Mentoring Program
    • Designs interactive monthly touchpoints for mentor and mentee pairs
    • Drives effective communication through a comprehensive monthly newsletter
    • Incorporates competitive team-building programming and encourages SMART goal setting

Tori Butler
Tori Butler

Campus Engagement: Kappa Kappa Gamma, Lindner Career Services, Student Safety Board

Email: butlervm@mail.uc.edu


Daniel Chiodo

Third Year – Marketing and International Business
Social Co-Chair:

  • Organizes social events to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere for Business Fellows, and to build a stronger sense of community
  • Engagements include, but not limited to:
    • UC and Cincinnati Athletics
    • THANKSgiving Dinner
    • Spontaneous Opportunities

Daniel Chiodo
Daniel Chiodo

Campus Engagement: H2O Life Groups & Intramural Sports

Email: chiododj@mail.uc.edu


Chase LaVeer

Fourth Year – Marketing
Alumni and Donor Relations Co-Chair:

  • Promotes the outcomes of the Business Fellows experience with external audiences.
  • Drives student philanthropic efforts through partnership with the UC Foundation
  • Serves as a Student Representative on the Business Fellows Advisory Board
  • Engagements Include:
    • Alumni Golf Outing
    • THANKSgiving Letter Campaign

Chase LaVeer
Chase LaVeer

Campus Engagement: Sigma Chi Fraternity, Sales Leadership Club, Lindner Ambassadors, Student Government First Year Leadership Program

Email: laveercw@mail.uc.edu


Matt Overstreet

Fourth Year – Operations Management
Social Co-Chair:

  • Organizes social events to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere for Business Fellows, and to build a stronger sense of community
  • Engagements include, but not limited to:
    • UC and Cincinnati Athletics
    • THANKSgiving Dinner
    • Spontaneous Opportunities

Matt Overstreet
Matt Overstreet

Campus Engagement: Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS, Darwin T. Turner Scholar, Student Activities Board, Fossil Free UC, Disciples on Campus

Email: overstmb@mail.uc.edu


Chandler Rankin

Second Year – Economics and Marketing
Alumni and Donor Relations Co-Chair:

  • Promotes the outcomes of the Business Fellows experience with external audiences.
  • Drives student philanthropic efforts through partnership with the UC Foundation
  • Serves as a Student Representative on the Business Fellows Advisory Board
  • Engagements Include:
    • Alumni Golf Outing
    • THANKSgiving Letter Campaign

Chandler Rankin
Chandler Rankin

Campus Engagement: Darwin T. Turner Scholar, Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholar, Student Government, Resident Advisor, United Black Student Association, Lindner Ambassador, Transitions Program Graduate, Habitat 4 Humanity, FreeStore Foodbank, Clean Up Cincy

Email: rankinco@mail.uc.edu


Lindsey Sweatland

Third Year – Marketing
Community Service Chair:

  • Creates "Networking through Service" opportunities for Business Fellows and members of the professional community to give back to Greater Cincinnati and beyond.
  • Engagements include, but not limited to:
    • Luxottica OneSight
    • Matthew 25 Ministries with Fifth Third Bank
    • FreeStore FoodBank with Ernst & Young
    • Clean Up Cincy

Lindsey Sweatland

Campus Engagement: Circle of Excellence, UC Football Office, Lindner Women in Business, UC Paws & Stripes

Email: sweatlly@mail.uc.edu


John Thomas

Second Year – Information Systems and Marketing
Inclusion Co-Chair:

  • Promotes diversity and inclusion efforts within the Lindner community by providing support for workshops, cultural competency events, and discussion groups
  • Engagements include, but not limited to:
    • "Cause & Effect" presented by RAPP
    • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

John Thomas
John Thomas

Campus Engagement: Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholar, Darwin T. Turner Scholar, Emerging Campus Leaders, Emerging Ethnic Leaders, Resident Advisor, United Black Student Association

Email: thoma4j3@mail.uc.edu


Jessica Wall

Graduating Senior – Marketing and International Business
Community Service and Membership Liaison Chair:

  • Manages "Networking through Service" opportunities for Business Fellows and members of the professional community to give back to Greater Cincinnati and beyond.
  • Generates interest in the Business Fellows program amongst eligible students and proactively engage membership in order to cultivate a deeper sense of community

Jessica Wall
Jessica Wall

Campus Engagement: Circle of Excellence, Lindner Women in Business, CHAARG

Email: walljc@mail.uc.edu


Lauren White

Third Year – Marketing and Public Relations
Inclusion Co-Chair:

  • Promotes diversity and inclusion efforts within the Lindner community by providing support for workshops, cultural competency events, and discussion groups
  • Engagements include, but not limited to:
    • "Cause & Effect" presented by RAPP
    • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Lauren White
Lauren White

Campus Engagement: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., African American Cultural and Resource Center Choir, Black Arts Collaborative, Resident Advisor, UC Police Department Liaison, United Black Student Association

Email: white2li@mail.uc.edu


Sidney Woodford

Graduating Senior – Accounting and Marketing
Recruiting Co-Chair:

  • Supports the university and college’s efforts in recruiting historically underrepresented minority students by serving as a ready resource and point of contact, and engages in large scale recruiting events with community partners and initiatives.
  • Engagements include, but not limited to:
    • Shadow Day Hosts
    • YMCA Black & Latino Achievers
    • Lindner Summer Institute: Project LEADERSHIP

Sidney Woodford
Sidney Woodford

Campus Engagement: Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholar, Phi Mu, Bearcat Buddies, Student Advisory Committee on the University Budget (SACUB), Greek Life Chairman, Hughes High School STEM tutor

Email: woodfosd@mail.uc.edu