• Leadership Hamilton

    "The greatest wealth of a community lies not in the amount of its treasure, but in the quality of its leadership"

    Leadership Hamilton began in 1992 and is designed to ensure the continuing vitality of our community by identifying, educating and motivating emerging leaders. Leadership Hamilton is open to anyone in the Hamilton, Ohio area who aspires to or already has talent for leadership positions in the community.

    Throughout the nine month course, participants explore such issues as: economic development,
    education, city government, criminal justice, health care and social services. During the full day sessions, participants work together with local leaders to expand their network of contacts and resources, and increase their breadth and depth of knowledge about the community. The course starts in September and ends in May.  Contact us for more details.

    Leadership Hamilton Class 26

    Seated:  Stephen Roller, Primary Health Solutions; Alex Counts, US Bank; Michael Reardon, Open Door Pantry; Bob Davis, Miami University Hamilton; Jason Lawson, JN Linrose; Vincent Jackson, STARTEK; Jacob Stone, City of Hamilton; Betsy Wilson, Community First Solutions; Kelly Crout, Butler Soil & Water Conservation District; Landen O'Banion, First Financial Bank; Miranda Sitchanoff, Community First Solutions; Jon Whalen, Millikin & Fitton Law Firm

    Standing:  Ronda Croucher, Primary Health Solutions; Jim Fogle, thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America; Jennifer Brumfield, Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton; Kurt Johnson, The KD Consulting Group Inc.; Jeff Travers, Butler Tech; Mike Gurr, City of Hamilton; Ryan Jester, Butler County United Way; Ryan Stitzel, ODW Logistics; Karen Pike, Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities; Randy Quisenberry, Butler County; Roger Staton, Fort Hamilton Hospital; Marc McManus, City of Hamilton Police Dept.; Anita Hilbun, Barclaycard US


    • Develop informed, trained and committed leaders who understand the issues and needs of our community.
    • Create the opportunity for future leaders to meet, establish rapport and maintain relationships.
    • Ensure that participants will be qualified to involve themselves in greater roles in our community through volunteerism in service and civic roles, serving on appointed boards and commissions and supporting growth of the city of Hamilton, Ohio.
    • Create the opportunity for future leaders to continue to identify and study local issues.


    Leadership Hamilton is open to anyone in the Hamilton, Ohio area who aspires to or already has talent for leadership positions in the community. Candidates may be nominated by an organization or may nominate themselves. Selection is determined by an applicant's willingness to invest the time required for active participation in the Program.

    Space is limited to 25 participants selected from those who apply for the program. A selection committee will review all applications. Selection will be based on demonstrated interest, ability to assume leadership roles, and personal commitment to the Hamilton area. The selection committee will endeavor to involve participants who represent a cross-section of the community's social and economic interests.

    Each participant is required to attend the orientation session, five of the monthly sessions, and the closing session retreat to be eligible to graduate from the program.


    Leadership Hamilton is sponsored by the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, which also provides staff support for the program.

    Members: $725 plus $25 personal registration fee
    Non-Members: $1,025 plus $25 personal registration fee
    Fees cover all costs associated with the program.
    Payment is due by the first class. No part of the tuition is refundable once class begins.

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