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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ruth A. Eger Leaders of Distinction Award Recipients Announced

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Leadership Northern Kentucky program, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Ruth A. Eger Leaders of Distinction Award:

Karen Cheser – Superintendent - Fort Thomas Independent Schools
Dave Schroeder – Executive Director – Kenton County Public Library
Jude Hehman – CEO – Furlong Building, Mayor - City of Fort Mitchell
Dr. Raymond Hebert – Professor – Thomas More University

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Nominated by fellow Leadership Northern Kentucky alumni, award recipients are individuals who have made notable contributions towards the advancement of the Northern Kentucky community since participating in the Leadership Northern Kentucky program. Past award recipients have included:

Gary Bricking
Ted Bushelman
Helen Carroll
Carri Chandler
Kathy Collins
Brent Cooper
Robert Coughlin
Jeff Eger
Ruth Eger
Bob Elliston
Lee Flischel
Donald Fritz
Chris Goddard
Mike Hammons
Paul Hemmer
Robert Hoffer
Molly Navin
Thomas Prewitt
Lisa Raterman
Rick Robinson
Dale Silver
Rhonda Whitaker

“We are excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Leadership NKY by honoring our Leaders of Distinction,” said Dawn Denham, Executive Director of Leadership Northern Kentucky. “With over 1,300 alumni, selecting recipients of this award is not an easy task. The four alumni chosen this year are leaders who have made a significant impact in our region. They are champions for Leadership NKY and our mission.”

The Ruth A. Eger Leaders of Distinction Awards will be presented on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in conjunction with the Leadership Northern Kentucky 40th Anniversary Alumni Luncheon. Hosted the at The Madison in Covington (700 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011), from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the alumni-only event will celebrate the recipients of the Ruth A. Eger Leaders of Distinction Awards as well as welcome the new Leadership Northern Kentucky class.

Tickets to the Leadership Northern Kentucky 40th Anniversary Alumni Luncheon are $40 each and can be purchased by visiting Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Diana McGlade at 859‑578‑1859 or

Leadership NKY is powered by Citi. The Leadership Northern Kentucky Alumni Lunch Sponsors are C-Forward, St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Citi. Table Sponsors are Graydon and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. To learn more about Leadership NKY visit

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