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Who We Are

Our board is comprised of experienced professionals who know the ins and outs of the business world. Through our strong partnerships, we have closed gaps between business owners, capital, and opportunity. Our laser focus on increasing Black-owned businesses in Over-the-Rhine, combined with the right people and partnerships to move the needle, makes Represent Cincy unique and authentic.

Our Team

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Lindzie Gunnels
Director, Commercial Leasing, 3CDC

Board Chair

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Shelia Simmons
Vice President, UBS


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Deana Taylor
Vice President, Human Resources and Employee Engagement, Visit Cincy


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Mel Gravely
CEO, TriVersity Construction

Board Member


Colin Groth
EVP Strategy and Development, Strive Together

Board Member

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Leon Hampton
Attorney at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Board Member

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Joe Hansbauer
President and CEO,
Habitat for Humanity

Board Member

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Tammie Scott
Owner, Nostalgia Wine Bar

Board Member

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Liza Smitherman
Chief People Officer,
Jostin Construction

Board Member

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William Thomas
Co-Founder, Cincy Nice

Board Member

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Kristi Clement Williams
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, altafiber

Board Member

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Allen Woods
Co-Founder and CEO, MORTAR

Board Member


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