Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC), the recipient of the 2015 Cincinnati USA Business Award for Non Profit of the Year, welcomed four new members to the Board of Directors.
“As an organization founded on the ideals collective impact, we know that CYC’s success thus far has been due to a history of strong leaders,” said President & CEO Jane Keller. “We are excited to continue that tradition with the addition of these individuals whose careers exemplify a passion for excellence and community.”
Jack Geiger founded Eñe, LLC, a brand management company engaged in licensing and marketing a portfolio of consumer products. Previously, Geiger held management positions within Fortune 100 companies where his responsibilities included the management of joint ventures and new product introductions. Jack is active in the community as a member of the board of directors for the Boy Scouts of America Dan Beard Council, Miami University Entrepreneurship Institute, and he serves as a mentor with startup companies. He and his wife Kay have been married for 35 years and have two children.
William M. Kent (Bill) is the Senior Vice President for Infrastructure and Operations at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), a role he assumed in 2002. Prior to his role at CCHMC, Mr. Kent was employed for 13 years with the Johns Hopkins Health System where he held several senior leadership positions. Mr. Kent serves as a board member for the Greater Cincinnati Health Council and Life Center Organ Donation Network. He is an eagle scout, has served as district chairman for the Boy Scouts, and has developed a health careers exploration program for high school students. Mr. Kent is married and has two children.
Tony McDaniel is a Preconstruction Executive for Messer Construction Co. With Messer since 1998, recent accomplishments include serving as the Lead Estimator for the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati project as well as “The Greene,” a large seventy-two acre mixed-used development in Beavercreek, OH.
McDaniel is a member of American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Tony and his wife, Veneta, reside in Clifton with their two children.
Gail Williams is Assistant Vice President and Compliance Analyst for Fifth Third Bank where she leads communications for the Community and Economic Development department. Past accomplishments include launching Fifth Third’s signature financial empowerment program, the Young Bankers Club, and developing People of Courage, a public and private partnership that recognizes African Americans in the community who met life’s challenges head on and won. She is the immediate past chair of Fifth Third’s African American Business Resource Group, currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Women’s Business Resource Group, and was honored by the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Cincinnati chapter for her work with area youth.