Our panel is focused on improvement and support of public education in the Greater Cincinnati region. We develop task forces to address various public education issues and sponsor organizations and events that can impact public education performance.

Meeting Schedule

Third Monday of the month at noon at United Way of Greater Cincinnati. In January and February, we meet on the 4th Monday (due to national holidays).


Kent Friel and Jeffrey Stec


  • Ceair Baggett
  • Paul Bernheimer
  • Harry Blanton
  • Robert Buechner
  • Sam Brewer
  • Jeff Brokamp
  • Vera Brooks
  • Edward Buyniski
  • Tom Conlan
  • Roshundra Dennard
  • Sarah Gideonse
  • Barbara Glueck
  • Elliot Grossman
  • Etsegenet Hailemekeal
  • Arlene Herman
  • Grant Hesser
  • Michael Harlow
  • Larry Johnson
  • Jane Keller
  • Larry Kissel
  • Mike Krug
  • Greg Landsman
  • Liz Loring
  • Bob Maly
  • Tina Mersmann
  • William Muse
  • Tara L. Robinson
  • Joe Saylor
  • Danielle Signorile
  • Stacey Hill-Simmons
  • John Simpkinson
  • Emily Thobe
  • Nelson Vincent
  • James Williams
  • Larry Williams
  • John Young

For More Info

Committee Co-Chairs are Kent FrielJeffrey Stec, or Cincinnatus Executive Director Jill Claire.

Current Initiatives

Annual Education Awards presentationPresents awards to outstanding administrators, teachers and volunteers in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Collaborates with the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, Xavier University, the College of Mount St. Joseph and Woodward Trust for the awards.

Leader to Leader program. A collaboration project with Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) matching business leaders with school principals to improve leadership and management.

Cincinnatus/CPS Ambassador project. A partnership with CPS to use members of the community to help share positive stories and information about the district and its schools.

Cincinnatus is collaborating with the ELL Foundation to be an organizational supporter of the Foundation to aid in providing financial support through the Association members, for college scholarships for English Language Learners.

Past Initiatives

  1. 21st Century skills and learning project. A collaborative among Cincinnatus, Hi-Aims and Leadership Cincinnati to develop 21st century learning environments.
  2. CPS Tax levy campaign. Took an active role in promoting the CPS tax levy campaign.