Cintrifuse Announces Return of Bob McDonald

Cintrifuse is pleased to announce Bob McDonald as its Board Chairman. “I’m thrilled to be returning to Cintrifuse after being there at the inception, chairing the Regional Innovation Task Force with Jim Anderson,” says Bob McDonald, Cintrifuse board chairman. “We’re deeply committed to creating a sustainable innovation ecosystem here in the region. We want Cincinnati to be a global destination where entrepreneur’s dreams are realized and we’re well on our way. It’s a great story to tell.”

Jim Anderson continues his integral role in the Cincinnati innovation ecosystem sitting not only on the Cintrifuse board, but also on the board of CincyTech where he is chairman. “I enthusiastically endorse the appointment of Bob McDonald as Cintrifuse board chairman,” says Anderson. “Bob’s innovation experience and his commitment to the community are exemplary. We’re truly fortunate to have his leadership and input.”

Current Board:

Bob McDonald (chairman) – Procter & Gamble, Chief Executive Officer (ret.)
Jim Anderson – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Advisor to the President and CincyTech, Board Chairman
Michael Fisher – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, President and CEO
Gary Lindgren – Cincinnati Business Committee, Executive Director
Jeff Weedman – Cintrifuse, CEO and Procter & Gamble executive on loan
Johnna Reeder – Duke Energy, Vice President, Community Relations and Economic Development
Julia Poston – EY, Office Managing Partner
Jeff Sinclair – McKinsey Group, Managing Partner (ret.)
Tom Williams – North American Properties, President and CEO
Jodi Allen – Procter & Gamble, Vice President North America Marketing and Brand Operations
J. Scott Robertson – RCF Group, Chairman
Santa Ono – University of Cincinnati, President
John Barrett – Western & Southern Life Insurance, President and CEO

Jeff Weedman, CEO says the caliber of the Cintrifuse Board reflects the positive activity Greater Cincinnati is experiencing and the broad-based support it is receiving from the community as it pertains to innovation – startups, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, makers, doers, etc. Recent activity from the University of Cincinnati Research Institue (UCRI), The Brandery (graduated its fourth class in October), CincyTech (closed its third fund at over $11 million), Queen City Angels (received funding from Ohio Third Frontier 2012), and the Hamilton County Development Center – HCDC (Hamilton County and Northern Kentucky’s largest SBA lender) all are part of the framework that make up the area’s potent entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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