Board of Directors



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Since the beginning of the Cincinnati May Festival in 1873, the Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee have overseen the financial aspects of the May Festival and served as the organization’s governing body.

Melanie M. Chavez, Chair

Eric K. Combs, Vice Chair

Mike Kelly, Treasurer

Christine Horan, Secretary

J. Mark Holcomb, Executive Committee Adviser

William Appleton
Helene Bentley
Prescott Bigelow III
William Henry Caldwell
William G. Creviston
Kelley J. Downing
Ann A. Ellison
Mary Gimpel
Barbara Hahn
Barbara Harshman
Mary Hemmer
Dr. David A. Huelsman
isaiah Hyman
Thomas Kirkpatrick
Kimberly Kuchenbuch
Wendy D. LeBorgne
Sherie Lynch Marek 
Patricia C. Misrach
Christine Neyer
Cora K. Ogle, PhD
Shane Price
Tracey A. Puthoff
Beau G. Rootring
Ruthann Sammarco
J. Shane Starkey
Mary H. Stucky
Mary Ann Taylor
Jeannine Winkelmann
Shelby Wood

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Advisory Committee 
(Past Chairs)

Rhoda A. Brooks
Nancy Heffner Donovan
Kelley J. Downing
Gregory L. Ebel
Jerold A. Fink
Thomas D. Heekin
J. Mark Holcomb
Glenn B. Jeffers
Susan S. Laffoon 
Sherie Lynch Marek 
Charles S. Mechem
Thomas L. Neyer, Jr.
Charles Powers
Carole Tyler Rigaud
J. Shane Starkey 
Robert E. Stautberg
Timothy E. Stautberg
Frank H. Stewart
Gust Totlis
Nancy F. Walker
Ronald H. Yocum

Directors Emeriti
Susan S. Laffoon
Geraldine B. Warner
Alex C. Young
Betsy Young

Honorary Trustee
Steven Monder