Lisa Zimmers, President
Lisa has worked in senior living for 30 years. She has been the Executive Director at Twin Lakes for two years. She attended Miami University where she obtained her degree in nursing and also a business management degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She reside in Symmes Township with her husband Jeff. They have three children and two granddaughters. Lisa has lived in the tri-state all of her life and graduated from Hamilton High School. She looks forward to supporting business growth in the City of Montgomery and creating a fun and collaborative spirit in our community.
Meghan Donnellon Hyden, Past President
Attorney at Law
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 trust administration. 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 has been a part of the Chamber in different capacities throughout the past several years, serving on the Board of Directors, Events Committee, Membership Committee and Past President. In addition to her role on the Board, Meghan also serves as a 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.
Adam Rath, Vice President
A licensed broker, Adam has built a successful book of clients through his work in the Cincinnati commercial real estate industry.
Adam developed a portfolio focused on office and industrial sales, management, and leasing agreements. A proud resident of the Loveland community in Hamilton County, Adam is a local entrepreneur and small business owner with expertise in commercial real estate. He is a proud husband, father, and Ironman triathlon competitor. When he’s not working hard to serve his clients, Adam coaches youth soccer and is an active member of the Montgomery Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Cory Danner, Secretary
Cory, her husband, Brian and their three children currently live in Blue Ash, Ohio. As a Sycamore High School Graduate, she is thrilled to have her children grow up in the Sycamore School District! She graduated from The University Of Cincinnati with a degree in Bio-Psychology.
She spent 20 years at Kids First Sports Center as a Department Leader of multiple gymnastics programs as well as a year running Day Camps and Special Events. She served on the Board Of Advisors at Kids First for many years working along side the owners and leaders of the company. She transitioned into a role as Service Director for J. Nelson Financial Group located in Blue Ash, OH for a short time. She ultimately decided to pursue her passion for health and wellness in the fitness industry. She is currently the Studio Manager for Shred415 located near the Hyde Park/Oakley area.
Cory has a strong passion for collaborating with businesses to help them develop new ways to thrive and grow! She is eager to work hand in hand with the community to be of service and continue to cultivate the amazing culture the City of Montgomery brings to its residence.
TSI Independent Sales Agent
With 30 + years of A/R management experience, I bring diverse tool set for delinquent account collection. I work with all sizes of companies, single owner to enterprise, to develop the best "cash flow" process to improve their internal process. I specialize in A/R optimization, and have experience working with the following markets: healthcare/dental, service industry, schools/college, govt/municipal tax collections and banking/credit unions. I serve over 700+ clients nationally, with the goal of improving clients cash flow. TSI bridges the gap between internal 1st party A/R follow-up and 3rd party external collection services....increasing more cash flow to our 35,000 clients!
Member at Large
Steve has 40 years of experience in the IT industry. He began his career working for Boeing Aerospace working on the Space Shuttle and Space Station Programs. Steve also worked for Hewlett Packard on the team that supported Procter & Gamble’s Global IT infrastructure. Several years ago Steve decided it was time to leave the corporate world and start his own company. In 2016 he founded CMIT Solutions of Cincinnati Northeast. CMIT Solutions focuses on providing IT Services and cybersecurity to small and medium size businesses in the Cincinnati area.
Before moving to the Cincinnati area in 2004, Steve lived in Houston, Washington DC, and Columbus, OH. He grew up in northeast Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Physics from Kent State University. Steve currently lives in Liberty Township, Ohio with his wife Jenifer. They have two daughters and a son. Steve enjoys being outdoors, whether it’s working in the yard, or out running or biking. He also enjoys listening to live music and when he has spare time, playing his guitar.
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 Director of Supplemental Employee Benefits at Saxon Financial with over 17 years of experience in the Supplemental Benefit field. Russ has helped many small businesses enhance their Employee Benefit offerings through Supplemental Benefits, providing a more robust package of Benefits to attract and retain top talent.
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. He is fantastic at 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 Pub, 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 3 grandchildren.
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.
Strawser & Staley - Strawser Funeral Homes and Cremation Service.
Jason is a long time resident of the Blue Ash/Montgomery area. He and his wife Rhonda own and personally operate the area's oldest death care service. Jason attended the University of Louisville as well the Mid-America College of Funeral Service holding a Bachelor degree in Mortuary Administration and Embalming. Besides long hours of service provided to the community he was past president/master artist of the National Selected Morticians Fraternity and currently serves on the board of Blue Ash Business Association. Long time member of the Ohio and National Funeral Directors Associations. Jason prides himself in the fact that for over a 100 years the funeral homes in Blue Ash and Deer Park still remain family owned and operated. In 2021 Strawser was awarded with Small Business of the Year only to fuel more devotion of his efforts in public service and community based business leading to 2022 "Cincy Best of The North Award" after local nomination and community voting the honor of this was awarded to the funeral homes. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Rhonda and their two faithful dogs, Eli and Bennett.
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!
Kelly Woodward is a Realtor®, Marketing Coordinator, & skilled Stager for The Julia Wesselkamper Group. As a Cincinnati native, she has an intimate knowledge of the area and a desire to help her clients achieve all of their real estate dreams! Prior to her real estate career, Kelly has a background in communication & marketing & uses these tools in collaboration with proven methods to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Kelly has had a lifetime interest in all things real estate & a passion to help others since she was young. As a Realtor®, she will always put her client’s needs first. You can count on her any time of the day with a firm commitment to help! When she is not working as a Realtor®, Kelly enjoys spending her time in nature, working on updates in her own home, & making memories with her family and friends. She currently lives in Norwood with her fiance Zach and their dog Luna.