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Meet the Board
Board of Directors
The CCAC Board has approached its startup, mission, renovation planning, and sustainability planning with a level of diligence typically applied to for-profit corporations. The Prospective Project Review report conducted by the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission states, "From the information given in the Business Plan, the Board of Directors for the CCAC appears to have the expertise of a financially healthy organization" and "appears to contain members with requisite experience in fundraising, construction, legal and financial disciplines, among others."
The Board's careful, collaborative approach to planning has propelled CCAC forward continuously since 2004 and is evidenced by its relationships with established arts organizations, strategic partners, and community leaders.
President - Cindy Herrick
Cindy and her husband, both lovers of urban living, moved to the Cincinnati community of Clifton in 2002. Cindy has channeled her passion for viable urban communities as a trustee of the Clifton community council, member of the steering committee for the Clifton Main Street program, community representative on the Fairview School Local Decision Making Committee, news editor of the Clifton Chronicle and as a founding director and board chair of the regional Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC). In 2012 Cindy received the annual Woman of Distinction award from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, honoring women leaders in the greater Cincinnati region, who demonstrate strong initiative and personal leadership on issues relating to women and girls. Cindy was recognized for her work with CCAC in 2009 as one of five Cincinnati finalists for the Jefferson Award. During the 1990s Cindy formed and operated Source Markets International, Inc. an exporter of consumer goods to major retail chains in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, she has worked in marketing positions in film and packaged goods companies and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering.
Kevin Reevey - Vice President
Kevin Reevey is a Managing Director of FSI Group, LLC, a Cincinnati-based firm which operates a multi-strategy investment platform focused on opportunities in the financial services sector. In May 2007, Mr. Reevey was recognized by The Wall Street Journal's "Best on Street Poll" as one of top five thrift equity analysts on the street based on the performance of his stock recommendations. As one of the highest ranking African Americans on Wall Street, he has been quoted in numerous national financial and business periodicals such as The American Banker, SNL Financial, Business Week and The Wall Street Journal as well as a host of local publications such as The Tribune and The Chicago Sun Times. In addition, Mr. Reevey is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposiums on issues related to the banking sector. Most recently he spoke at Oracle Corporation's (NYSE-ORCL) annual Open World Conference in San Francisco (which drew over 200,000 attendees worldwide) on the current trends and the outlook for the U.S. banking industry. A twenty-year Wall Street veteran, having been a senior investment banker and senior securities analyst, Mr. Reevey is a resident of Clifton and moved to Cincinnati in March 2007. Since 2008, he has served on the board of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center ("CCAC") and on the finance committee, and in 2012 was appointed Vice President and chairs CCAC's major donors committee. He also serves on the board of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Foundation and in 2012 Co-chaired his twentieth year class reunion (class of 1992) at the Harvard Business School, which resulted in an all-time record class attendance. Mr. Reevey holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. from New York University where he received numerous academic and leadership awards. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, international travel, and physical fitness.
Mark McKillip - Secretary
Mark McKillip retired as Principal Architect/Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Cincinnati in 2006. During his City career, Mark directed numerous downtown projects, such as the Saks Fifth Avenue/Hyatt Regency Hotel project, the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fountain Place, and the Greenwich, Groton Lofts, and Shillito Lofts housing projects. In addition, Mark was the City's liaison with the Riverfront Advisors and coordinated the development of The Banks redevelopment plan for the Central Riverfront from 1999 to 2001. In implementing the initial phases of that plan, he was the City's project manager for the design and construction of City infrastructure supporting the new Paul Brown Stadium, Great American Ballpark, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. He directed the $135 million expansion and renovation of the Cincinnati Convention Center completed in 2006. Mark currently is a part-time consultant serving as an Owner's Representative to a select number of local non-profits, including the new American Red Cross Cincinnati Chapter's headquarters and disaster operations center, a $14.4 million project that is expected to receive a LEED Gold certification. A native Ohioan, Mark graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning and pursued postgraduate studies in real estate development. Mark is a licensed architect in the State of Ohio. Mark also serves as an officer with the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, as well as a founding director and officer of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.
Patrick Borders is a long-time resident of Clifton who attended the Clifton School as a child. As a former president of the Clifton community council, he was actively involved in securing City funds for the Clifton NBD Streetscape project. He also served on the board of Uptown Crossings. Patrick was integrally involved in raising the $500,000 needed for an addition to The New School. He also raises funds for his alma mater, Walnut Hills High School. Patrick travels the country as a sales rep for a pharmaceutical packaging firm.
Brian Harves is a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young, LLP in Cincinnati serving clients primarily in the insurance and financial services industries in the Cincinnati and Columbus markets. He also has experience serving not-for-profit clients. Brian graduated from Ohio University with a B.B.A. in accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Ohio. He has lived in Cincinnati for over 11 years and currently resides in Anderson Township with his wife and two children.
Rebecca Goodall is a native of Cincinnati and has lived in or adjacent to Clifton for over 17 years. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University if Cincinnati and has worked at GE Aviation for 15 years. She is married and has two children who attend Fairview-Clifton German Language School.
Rebecca's involvement in the CCAC stems from her desire to see it flourish and succeed as an asset to the neighborhood. She is also serving as a liaison to the school and it's parent board, looking for opportunities to partner for the benefit of both and the community.
Krutarth Jain had been a Clifton resident for eight years and is a founding Board Member of Clifton Cultural Arts Center. Krutarth brings his broad background in architecture and urban design skills to the CCAC Board. As an associate at Champlin Architecture, he serves as an expert in technology and sustainable design, working on projects for health care, religious and university clients, ranging in value up to $160M.
In addition to his involvement with CCAC, Krutarth is currently serving as a Vice-President of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce, Greater Cincinnati and N. KY. He actively volunteers at Hindu Society of Greater Cincinnati where he served as President and Vice President. He holds a bachelor degree in Architecture from India and master's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.
Tim Ruffner, CCP
Tim is a Compensation Consultant for TriHealth, Inc. and previously held human resources positions at U.S. Bank / Firstar and Provident Bank. A graduate of Marietta (Ohio) College, Tim has lived in Cincinnati since 1998 and is rooted solely in Uptown, having resided in Corryville, Clifton, and currently, Mount Auburn.
Allan Daily is an attorney with the Cincinnati based law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP. After graduating from Stanford law school in 2002, Allan practiced law in the San Francisco Bay Area where he represented technology focused emerging growth companies and venture capital firms. A native of Cincinnati and former Clifton resident, Allan returned to Cincinnati in 2010 and now focuses his practice on corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, and general corporate governance and organizational matters.
Barbara Sferra - Treasurer
Barbara Sferra returned to Cincinnati, Ohio, in October 2006 after living in Mexico City, Mexico, for four years. She immediately became involved with the Clifton Cultural Arts Center as a community volunteer writing grants, and subsequently joined the Board of Directors in 2007. While in Mexico, Barbara served as Charities Liaison for the Newcomers Club of Mexico City, coordinating the club's volunteer and charity programs. Barbara has over 22 years experience in Human Resources Management, specializing in Employee Relations. In her most recent position, Barbara worked as Principal Consultant for HR Solutions, Inc. conducting employee opinion surveys and developing improvements plans for a variety of clients. She previously held positions as Director of Human Resources and Director of Employee Relations in healthcare organizations. She received her Masters of Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University, and her Bachelors of Business Administration from Kent State University.