CINCINNATI, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber announced today that Jill P. Meyer has been named President & CEO.
Meyer is the Member-in-Charge of Frost Brown Todd's Cincinnati office, the largest of its 10 offices, where she leads the firm's business development, civic and charitable initiatives, and client relations in the market. In addition, she maintains a full legal practice, advising on and litigating media, advertising, and business issues and disputes, while overseeing the firm's advertising law practice. She has been with FBT since 1996. A member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Board of Directors since 2011, Meyer will assume leadership from Chamber interim president & CEO Pete Strange, Messer Co. chair emeritus in September.
Julia Poston, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Board of Directors 2015 Chair, and Managing Partner of EY Cincinnati, offers, "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we are elated with Jill's acceptance of this pivotal leadership role for our region. Her business acumen, strong and diversified community commitment, and Chamber board experience will serve the Chamber's members exceedingly well as we collaborate to grow the competitiveness of our region."
Poston adds, "We extend our sincere thanks to Pete Strange for his leadership and service during the transition."
Jill Meyer shares, "The Chamber represents the largest network of businesses in our 15-county region and I'm honored to have this opportunity to harness their collective power to continue our region's strong momentum. I'm also excited to find new ways to tell our region's ever-expanding story, to build and expand the Chamber's collaborative partnerships, and to make sure the region attracts and retains the talent we need to continue that momentum and become the place every employer and employee wants to be."
"Jill has been a key member of our leadership team, challenging us to find new ways to better serve our clients," adds George Yund, Frost Brown Todd CEO. He continues, "While we are sorry to lose Jill, we know that as a Chamber member the firm will continue to benefit from her strategic vision and commitment to purpose-driven leadership."
Meyer, a magna cum laude graduate of Mount Saint Joseph University and Salmon P. Chase College of Law, has been named to Best Lawyers in America® consistently since 2007, for Media Law and for Intellectual Property Litigation. Widely involved in the community, she currently sits on the Boards of the Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc, YWCA, Cincinnati Arts Association, and Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services Board.
Meyer is an alumna of the Chamber's Leadership Cincinnati Class 34 and inaugural WE Lead class. She and husband, concert pianist Awadagin Pratt, have one son. They live in Cincinnati and are chairs of the 2016 ArtsWave campaign.
About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber:
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is one of the nation's largest chambers, representing the interests of 4,000 member businesses. Its mission is to leverage the potential of the business community to create economic prosperity for our region. The Chamber serves its membership and the Cincinnati USA community through leadership and professional development programs, government advocacy, festivals and events, regional vision and collaboration, money-saving benefit programs, networking opportunities and educational programs. For more information, visit cincinnatichamber.com.
Contact: Rich Walburg, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Communications Director, 513.579.3194; cell 513.205.7424
SOURCE The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber