Meet Our Moderator
Mary Miller, CEO and Owner of JANCOA
Mary Miller is CEO and owner of JANCOA Janitorial Service, Inc., an award-winning, family owned and operated, commercial cleaning service located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mary is known for her positive outlook and her desire to help others realize their uniqueness and personal power. Through her tremendous efforts and her legendary employee benefits, program the Dream Manager, she has created an exceptional work environment and a truly successful organization.
Mary enjoys sharing her vision and inspiration by actively participating in many industry, business, and non-profit organizations in the Cincinnati area and was honored as the Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce 2015 Woman Owned Business of the Year and 2013 YWCA Career Woman of Achievement. Mary is also an associate coach for the Strategic Coach program in Chicago where she works with fellow entrepreneurs on concepts to focus and balance their careers with life, while increasing income, working less and enjoying the process. Mary serves on the Board of Directors for the Goering Center for Family and Private Business and the Board of Advisors of the University of Cincinnati and four other local Boards.
Meet Our Panelists
Arlene Koth, Vice President of Administration and Human Resources at TriVersity Construction
Arlene Koth has more than 15 years of experience in human resource development and strategic planning. She is instrumental in shaping TriVersity’s business strategy working in tandem with the executive leadership to determine how to best use the company’s diverse talent-base to provide exceptional and consistent customer experiences.
Arlene received her BA in communications from the Union Institute and University of Cincinnati. She is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati, Women Excel, and the African American Leadership Development Program. She has been recognized by the Business Courier as a “Forty Under 40” award recipient, by the YWCA as a “Rising Star” and as a WE Celebrate “Mentor of the Year” finalist. She currently serves as the Chair of the Governance Committee on the DCI Board of Directors and is a member of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, the UC Economics Center Board of Trustees, the YWCA Board of Directors, and the Women’s Fund Grant Review Committee. Arlene has also served on the board of the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce and as board chair of the African American Chamber of Commerce.
Bill Neese, VP of Talent Acquisition of Paycor
Bill Neese has spent the bulk of his career in the Talent Management field and has recent experience working with both publicly and privately-held companies building recruiting, sourcing, interviewing, onboarding and data driven talent programs. He focuses on developing plans and programs that are scalable for the future, and by leveraging technology to build effective and efficient talent pipelines. Prior to Paycor, Bill functioned as the VP of Talent Management for Systems Evolution and the VP of Recruiting for Total Quality Logistics: both tenures were during periods of rapid business growth for both companies. Bill holds a Master’s in HR from the University of Cincinnati. Bill, his wife Lindsey, daughter Hadley and son Brady live in Springboro. He has a range of interests – from local sports to being an outdoorsman.
Kathy Selker, CEO of Northlich
Kathy took an interesting path to a career in agency leadership. She studied economics at the University of Cincinnati and earned her MBA at what is now UC’s Lindner College of Business. After a career that included stops at Accenture, Macy’s and Coca-Cola, she joined Northlich in 2000 as chief financial officer, later serving as COO. As president and CEO since 2007, she helps brands and companies understand both the contribution and the cost of their marketing efforts. Kathy’s unique blend of skills have helped her transform Northlich into a strong strategic marketing firm. She finds inspiration in interacting with others as they learn and develop, and she loves the way advertising challenges her staff to constantly stretch and evolve their thinking.
She is an emeritus trustee and past chair of the board of the Cincinnati Ballet Company, a current member of the Cincinnati Opera, the YWCA and Urban League boards, and former board chair of the Central Region of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. She is an executive member of both the Women’s Foodservice Forum and the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, a member of the Business Advisory Council at the Lindner College of Business, and a founding member of the Agenda 360 Consumer Brand Hub.