Jeff Samuelson, AIA, NCARB CEO and Founder, JZ Companies and ChalkLine4D Bio:  Raised in Dayton, Ohio, Jeff attended the Architecture Summer Program at Harvard University, prior to enrolling in UC where he graduated from DAAP. As an NCARB registered architect, Jeff earned his Georgia license in 1991 and...

Allison McKenzie, AIA, Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board Firm and Role: SHP, Principal, Director of Sustainability What is the purpose of the organization/committee that you are involved with? To conserve historically significant buildings and protect the vital history of our city, while also encouraging investment in historic neighborhoods.  Why did...

John Russell, Village of Newtown, Ohio - Planning Commission: 1975-present; Village Council: 1976-1980; Mayor: 1980-1988 Firm and Role: Cole + Russell Architects, co-founder, CEO ndba CR Architects What is the purpose of the committees that you are involved with? Planning Commission: meets on a regular basis to act...

Founded in 1893, and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms. As a proud Partner of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals service and support the needs of...

Steve Kenat, Board Member, Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, LISC, ULI Cincinnati, and YWCA Cincinnati Firm and Role: GBBN, Director of Community Development What is the purpose of the organization/committee that you are involved with?  There are several organizations for which I serve on Boards and Committees, and their...

Laila Ammar, Board Member, NEST (Northsiders Engaged in Sustainable Transformation) Firm and Role: MSA Design, Project Architect What is the purpose of the organization that you are involved with?  Born of grassroots passion mixed with professional wisdom, NEST has brought a clear vision for the redevelopment of the...

Sheri Scott, AIA, NCARB, Springboro Historic Downtown Architectural Review Board Firm and Role: Founder & Principal Architect, Springhouse Architects and Springhouse Structures What is the purpose of the organization/committee that you are involved with?  The Springboro Historic Downtown Architectural Review Board is charged with promoting development sensitive to...

Steven Gress, Sales Specialist & Architectural Wall Project Manager, Hansen Distribution Agency (Manufacturers Rep Group) What are the services that you provide/what does your company do? Partnering with some of the most customer focused manufacturers; Hansen Distribution Agency serves the contract/commercial furnishing needs of corporate, educational, healthcare,...

Carl Sterner, Board Member of NEST (Northsiders Engaged in Sustainable Transformation) & Member of the Cincinnati 2030 District Advisory Committee Firm and Role: Director of Design & Sustainability at Sol Design + Consulting What is the purpose of the organization that you are involved with?  NEST is Northside’s...

Doug Gallow, City of Cincinnati AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, Advisory Council Member Firm and Role: Lifespan Design Studio, Co-founder, Principal What is the purpose of the organization that you are involved with?  The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities targets improvements in eight domains that influence...

Craig Gossman, AIA, Board of Directors, Heritage Ohio Firm and Role: Owner, GOSSMANgroup What is the purpose of the organization where you are involved?  Heritage Ohio is Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization. The organization’s headquarters is located in Columbus where a full-time Director and 4 full...

Jeffrey Sackenheim, AIA, President of the Board, CHNK Behavioral Health (aka Children’s Home of NKY) Firm and Role: Vice President, Architecture at SHP What is the purpose of the organization where you are involved?  CHNK Behavioral Health’s mission is to be a trauma-informed healthcare organization focused on creating holistic...

Dorothy Hazinski, Architectural Design Representative, Benjamin Moore What are the services that you provide/what does your company do?  Project Specifications, Product Recommendations, Color Services Tell us more about you. Dorothy Hazinski is the Architectural Design Representative for Benjamin Moore & Co. She has worked in the paint industry for...

Chris Kepes, AIA, with Village of Fairfax Planning Commission Sole Proprietor of KepesArchitecture What is the purpose of the organization where you are involved?  It is a zoning commission so the purpose is to review and make decisions on whether or not to allow zoning variances, whether or...

Jeff Raser, President, Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation Firm: CUDA Studio What is the purpose of the organization where you are involved? To promote the heritage and equitable redevelopment of Cincinnati’s Brewery District.  Why did you choose to get involved? I wanted to be deeply involved in the renaissance...

James Tavernelli, President and Chief Operating Officer, KLH Engineers What are the services that you provide?  KLH Engineers’ services include mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering, lighting, technology systems, and commissioning. KLH is also positioning itself for broader opportunities by offering BIM technology development, data management strategies, and...

Steve Kenat, Director of Community Development | Principal, GBBN Looking back at your time leading AIA Cincinnati, what are you most proud of accomplishing?  In 2005, the city was beginning to rediscover the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and seeing its potential – something that architects were already well aware...

Eric Todd Inglert, AIA Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head, Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati Looking back at your time leading AIA Cincinnati, what are you most proud of accomplishing? I was so happy to be a...