Staff & Board
Carol L. Gorley, Executive Director
Carol has been the Executive Director of the Chamber since December 2013. Prior to that she taught at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash and the University of Southern Indiana. She also worked in marketing and public relations for a community bank and real estate developer. Carol earned a BS in Economics and Government from Centre College in Danville, KY and spent a semester at the London school of Economics. She is also a proud graduate of MCLA.
Carol and her family have lived in the area since 2007. She loves her family, dogs, hiking, watching the Chicago Bears, and cheering on her runners.
Meghan Donnellon Hyden, President
Donnellon, Donnellon & Miller
Meghan is a lifelong Cincinnati resident, graduating from Ursuline Academy and Ohio University. Meghan then earned her J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather and joining the family business as a third generation attorney. Meghan is an Associate Attorney at Donnellon, Donnellon & Miller and practices in many areas with a focus on estate planning, probate and domestic relations. Meghan serves as the City Prosecutor for the City of Montgomery and assists her colleague (and father), Terry Donnellon, in his duties as Law Director for the City of Montgomery.
Meghan enjoys networking and meeting new people, and is excited to expand her role in the Chamber from member to the Board of Directors and help the Chamber grow and evolve. In addition to her role on the Board, Meghan also serves as a member of the Chamber Membership Committee, current member and past president of the Powerhouse Chapter of BNI, 2012 graduate of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL), and a 2012 graduate of the Montgomery Citizens Leadership Academy.
Meghan enjoys cooking with her family, as a member of the Smokin’ Irish competition barbeque team, and spending her time with her husband Matt and daughter Ellie.
Ryan Mount, Vice President
Lang Financial Group
Love, friendship, networking – these are all critical connections and a foundation of a healthy, happy life.” - Whitney Wolfe Herd.
With that attitude, Ryan was thrilled to join the Board of Directors at the Montgomery Chamber. In addition to his role on the Board, Ryan also serves as a member of the Chamber Communications Committee and a current member of The Referrals on Purpose Group of BNI.
Ryan is a graduate of Rowan University, and now serves as an Employee Benefits Specialist at Lang Financial Group. He loves uses his analytical background and social personality to help navigate the complex health insurance landscape for employer groups of all sizes.
Ryan lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Lisa and his daughters, Harper and CJ. When not spending time with his family, Ryan spends his time volunteering and mentoring. And has been known from time to time to write and podcast.
Todd Steinbrink, Treasurer
Wealth Planning Corporation
Todd has been a Montgomery resident for nearly 20 years, and served for 12 years on its City Council and as Mayor.
A product of Sycamore High School and Indiana University’s School of Business, Todd began working in the financial services industry in 1988, primarily on the institutional side of the mutual fund and insurance industry, educating and assisting financial advisors. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and now the President of Wealth Planning Corporation, an independent wealth advisory firm focusing on personal financial planning and generational wealth transfer located in the area.
Claire Krawsczyn, Secretary
Verano Marketing & Communications
Claire Krawsczyn is the owner and managing director of Verano, a local marketing and communications company, and author of "Expectant Entrepreneur: How to grow a business and a baby."
From her days as a journalism student at Ohio University, Claire has found joy in words: reading, writing, analyzing, editing...when it comes to words, she’s all-in. Her love for language carried her across the ocean to Spain, where she studied as a student and then lived and worked for a year teaching English after graduating from OU. Claire spent several years in Washington, D.C., earning a master’s degree from Georgetown University and gaining professional experience at brands like The Discovery Channel, Nextel, and the American Health Care Association. Claire loves being back in her hometown of Cincinnati, where she and her husband, Adam, are busy chasing their daughters, A.J. and Lena, and pup, Avon Barksdale.
GE Credit Union
Giving back with honesty, love and integrity builds stronger relationships within our community. This has always been a moral compass that guides me and my family. My husband, Frederic and I have been blessed with two children both attending Sycamore High School. After moving back from France, we nestled into the Blue Ash community and I have the pleasure of working in the beautiful, charming City of Montgomery since 2013. I have been a Montgomery Chamber Ambassador since 2017 and WOW what an exciting journey it has been! Getting the opportunity to meet unique and talented individuals that help create and support the Montgomery Ohio Chamber has truly been a privilege of mine.
I am currently the Branch Manager at General Electric Credit Union. I feel working for an organization that is dedicated to their members in improving the quality of their financial lives and passionate about giving back to their community has been a positive driving force that makes coming into work FUN!
My biggest take away in life is that it is never too late to get involved….see a need, fill a need. Life is too short not to be apart of something bigger than just ourselves.
Joseph Danzer Photography, Google
Joseph Danzer is a professional photographer working in Cincinnati, Ohio and the surrounding area. He specializes in Google Business View photographic tours, professional headshots, and commercial photography services. He is one of the few Google Maps Business View Trusted Photographers in the United States. After months of specialized training, Joseph was certified as an independent contractor to Google. Joseph has been with the Google Business View program since its inception in early 2012 and is Google’s top performer for Cincinnati Ohio.
Originally from Portsmouth, Ohio Joseph has made Cincinnati his home since 2004. Joseph is on the board of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, a member of The Queen City Chapter of BNI, and the Professional Photographers of America.
Dinsmore & Shohl
Lynda Roesch is a partner in the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl. Her practice focuses on trademark and unfair competition law as well as copyright and intellectual property law. Lynda has actively worked with the U.S. House and Senate on legislation relating to trademarks and the internet.
Lynda has resided in Montgomery for more than thirty years, and has served as a member of the Montgomery Arts Commission and the Public Arts Committee. She has served on the Board of the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra for over ten years. She has been on Montgomery City Council for fifteen years and has been vice mayor since December 2015.
Premier Benefit Solutions
Russ has been a resident of Symmes Township and Montgomery for over 40 years, married to the love of his life, Gale, with their two wonderful daughters, Amanda and Tamara. Russ is the Principal Owner of Premier Benefit Solutions, a supplemental benefits firm based in Cincinnati with over 32 years of experience in this field. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with degrees in Finance and Marketing and is a Bearcat through and through. He is an avid tennis as well as a table tennis player and enjoys a good game of chess on occasion. In addition, Russ joined the local Sycamore Community Singers which is composed of 115 Members. Up next SCS will be performing at Carnegie Hall over Presidents Day Weekend 2020. He can also be spotted singing karoke at a number of retirement homes in the area. Russ has also been a guest speaker at local high schools, discussing how to deal with life’s challenges and the importance of having attainable goals.
Russ has embraced the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce with both arms and was recently named the Chamber's Ambassador of the year in 2019. Now, as one of our newest Board members, he looks forward to spreading the good news on all of the great things the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce has to offer the Community and beyond.
Tina is a Cincinnati native who graduated from Ohio University where she met her husband. She lived in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts before returning to Ohio. Along the way she worked in social work and toy sales for Discovery Toys where she was awarded their Woman of the Year Award. In 2002 Tina joined the Tavern Restaurant Group team. She has been the Event Sales Manager for their local restaurants including Nicholson's, Rookwood Club, and Backstage Event Center. She is now the Event Sales Manager for deSha's where she assists clients with the details of their special events. Tina is passionate about providing her guests with excellent experience including food, drink, and hospitality. She and her husband have two children and 2.5 grandchildren (#3 is on the way!)
Hoffman & Albers Interiors
Heidi Thorn is a graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design with over 30 years of Interior Design experience. She can be reached at Hoffman & Albers Interiors, a local well established design house with a reputation for quality and service. She can advise on paint colors, finishes, provide floor plans and interior furnishings if clients require, either on an hourly basis or by the project. Heidi provides artistic guidance for clients looking to make lifestyle changes and spends time getting to know her clients and their lifestyle needs. We collaborate and then we get to work!
Patrick Riepenhoff is a trusted technology advisor to businesses across Greater Cincinnati. As a Managed Services and Cybersecurity Specialist at Prosource, he helps organizations of all sizes improve productivity, protect their data, and gain a strategic advantage through secure, scalable, and cost-effective technology tools and solutions. With over nine years of experience in account management, Patrick knows how to combine technology and strategy to drive business outcomes.
Patrick is a skilled relationship builder and problem solver. He’s an active member of the Over-the-Rhine chapter of BNI, a business networking and referral organization, and is passionate about giving back to the community through causes such as CancerFree KIDS and Adopt A-Class. Born and raised in Lima and Cincinnati, Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree from Xavier University. On Sundays, you’ll most likely find him spending time with his wife, Nicki, and their three children and cheering on the Buffalo Bills.