Cincinnati Parks Foundation Announces 2024 Board of Directors

The Cincinnati Parks Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of new board members and a leadership team to its Board of Directors. These accomplished individuals bring a wealth of experience, expertise, and a shared commitment to advancing the Foundation’s mission to support improvements, implement conservation efforts, and bring communities together in our shared Cincinnati Parks.

New board members Bobbi Dillon, Brian Judkins, Kurt Scherzinger, LaNae Barnes, and Rhiannon Hoeweler join the Cincinnati Parks Foundation at an exciting time as the organization continues its efforts to support and enhance the city’s nationally recognized parks and green spaces. Each new member brings a unique set of skills and a passion for community engagement, making them valuable additions to the Foundation’s leadership team.

After 12 years as a Board Member and two years as Board Chair, Dan Vogelpohl passed the baton to Brian Tiffany, who now leads the Board of Directors as Board Chair, alongside Lisa Diedrichs, who will serve as Vice Chair. Rounding out the executive committee are Aric Hassel, Treasurer; Kelly Brown, Secretary; Kevin Brugge, Investment Committee Chair; and Michael Betz, Harry Kangis, Christine Schaub, and Mike Schott, Directors at Large.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new board members to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation Board of Directors,” said Jennifer Hafner Spieser, President and CEO of the Foundation. Their diverse backgrounds and dedication to creating and sustaining welcoming green spaces in our city will undoubtedly contribute to the Foundation’s ongoing success as we work together with the Cincinnati Park Board and team to ensure that Cincinnati Parks remain vibrant, accessible, and cherished by all.”

The Cincinnati Parks Foundation extends its gratitude to outgoing board members, including Mary Jo Bazeley, Fay Dupuis, Warner Off and Maddie Young for their invaluable contributions.

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