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Advisory Board
Advisory Board
The Haile College of Business Advisory Board sets the course for the future of our College. Their leadership powers the approach we take, from curriculum and pedagogy to strategic planning, business operations and development. Their rich experience and diverse backgrounds result in ground breaking programs and an inclusive and stimulating environment for all.

Board Chair

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William T. Hoover
Investment Specialist
Lifetime Financial Growth, LLC.

Bill Hoover is a 16 year professional with a focus on our closely held business market. He specializes in succession planning, exit strategies for business owners, customized pension plans, executive benefits, golden handcuffs, and is our investment specialist. Bill started his career as an infantryman in the Marine Corps, and was fortunate enough to obtain an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. While at the academy, Bill obtained his Bachelor of Science in mathematics. From the Naval Academy Bill started flight training for the Navy, and was promptly offered a career change to the supply corps of the Navy due to deteriorating eyesight. Bill finished his tour in the Navy as a supply officer on the U.S.S John A. Moore conducting counter-narcotics in South and Central America. From there Bill transitioned to the civilian world by obtaining his Masters of Business Administration with a focus in finance from the University of Cincinnati on scholarship Bill started his practice here in the Cincinnati market after graduating from the program and has built a career helping our clients plan and utilize sophisticated solutions to save taxes, grow wealth, and achieve financial independence. Bill currently manages $100 million in assets and is actively involved in the professional community in regards to serving business owners.

Registered Representative & Investment Advisor of Park Avenue Securities, Financial Representative of Guardian


Board Members

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Brian Berning

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Chris Carle
President & CEO
St. Elizabeth Provider Network, 
Business Health Services


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Mr. Brent Cooper
President & CEO
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce


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Jim Cutter
Cutter Construction


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Normand Desmaris
Founding Partner
Tier1 Performance

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Monica Egger
Senior Vice President, Finance
Convergys Corporation
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Derek Fields
VP Sales and Marketing
Rehrig Pacific Company

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Kevin Gessner
Vice President, Surgical Svs, Operations
Cincinnati Children's Hospital


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Dan Groneck
Retired President
U.S. Bank

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Bob Heil
Kohrs, Lonnemann, Heil Engineers, Inc.
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Jacob Holbrook
Market President
First Financial Bank


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Erin Knodel
Financial Advisory
Lifetime Financial Growth
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Bryson Lair
Regional Sales Director
CBTS Enterprise Accounts
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Victor Livisay
VP of People and Culture
Cincinnati Reds

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Jeff McDowell
Senior Director of Global Communications
Proctor & Gamble

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James Monton
Retired Global Director
Procter & Gamble Company
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Majid Samarghandi
Triton Services Inc.

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Brian Sedra
Phusion Projects

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Jennifer Sheffel
President and CEO
Summit Action Coach
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Pamela Viscione
President and CEO
Leadership & Change Consulting