I’m a fifth generation Cincinnatian. I grew up here, attending Kilgour School (K), Cardinal Pacelli (1-8), and St. Ursula Academy (HS).
Competing for the Cincinnati Marlins taught me focus, hard work, and discipline. It ultimately gave me the opportunity to compete as a scholarship athlete for UCLA. I served as team captain of the swim team my senior year as well as co-chair of the Bruin Athletic Council, representing all 800 student-athletes on campus.
I’ve worked for Cintas as a healthcare consultant, UC Health as an engagement strategist, and am currently the marketing director for The Jim Stengel Company. My breadth of business experience provides me with a unique perspective to work effectively with our business leaders to create jobs and spur much needed economic growth.
I’ve served on the boards of Honor Flight Tri-State, Adoption Professionals, Cincinnati Para-Swim Open, Lane 8 Fund, Dan Beard Council, and Friends of the Classic.
I have volunteered for numerous organizations that serve our community - Cincinnati Cancer Center, FBI Cincinnati Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, UC Presidential Bicentennial Committee, Women’s Crosstown Shootout, Professional Leadership Network, SW OH HS Officials Classic, Cincinnati USA Women's Sports Association, MLB All-Star Game Community Organizing Committee, Cincinnati Orchestra Chamber Encore, and Read Aloud 15 Minutes Cincinnati.
I am a member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber C-Change Class 6, a 2018 graduate of the FBI Cincinnati Citizens Academy, and a 2016 Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40 Honoree.
My husband Jonathan Bennie and I live in Hyde Park with our young daughter.