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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.



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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.

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 9 semi-finalists from a pool of nominees, one each month from November - 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.

For more information about the Rising Leader Award, contact Lisa Jonas at lisa.jonas@uc.edu or 513.556.7403.

Rising Leader Semi-Finalists for 2017-2018

December 2017

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Valerie Webster, President of USGreentech, is being recognized as Rising Leader for December 2017. She has advanced the "Turf Infill Experts" company by planning a Dynamic Business Strategy (one of the Goering Center's listed Best Practices for family and private businesses).

US Greentech is an operating division of The Motz Corporation, led by CEO Joe Motz. Motz credits Valerie with revising USGreentech's strategic focus, complete with an in-depth dashboard model with a "strategic business/people plan." This vision for the future has been the foundation for the dynamic growth both The Motz Corporation and USGreentech are realizing.

November 2017

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Lauren Bunn, Chief Operating Officer of Appro-RX, is the Rising Leader Semi-Finalist for November 2017. Lauren is being recognized for her work advancing the best practice of Business Growth at her organization.

Nominations are open for the Goering Center's second annual Rising Leader Award, and we are announcing our first Semi-Finalist for the 2017-2018 season: Lauren Bunn, COO of Appro-RX! Congratulations to Lauren and her team on this achievement.

"Lauren, under her direction and leadership, has maintained the daily operations of Appro-Rx through a time of unprecedented growth. She has maintained our core book and existing foundation of business during this growth and acquisition of new clients, a 2400 square foot remodel addition to our existing offices and has trained and directed all the new employees added to Appro-Rx."

Kyle Fields
CEO, Appro-Rx