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People in the News: Reeder Kleymeyer interim dean of NKU business, Monks joins Cinci Public Radio

Northern Kentucky University has named Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer as interim dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business. She assumes the role on Jan. 14, 2019.

Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer

Reeder Kleymeyer joins NKU after serving as president and CEO of REDI Cincinnati. She was the founding CEO of the Regional Economic Development Initiative in 2014 and recently stepped down. Under her leadership, REDI has grown to become a nationally recognized economic development organization. It played a major role in bringing Southwest Airlines to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. REDI is responsible for landing over 25,000 new jobs and $1 billion in new capital investment in the 15-country, tri-state region since 2014.
While the university continues the search for the next dean, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands says it is essential to have a strong leader continue the momentum.

Reeder Kleymeyer was vice president of Community Relations and Economic Development for Duke Energy, Ohio and Kentucky. She has also led community relations, government affairs and foundation giving for Citigroup Inc.

She has served on numerous boards in the region and across the state including the Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Regents, Covington Partners in Prevention, the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Northern Kentucky Tri-ED), the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, the Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zone and the Cincinnati Museum Center.

She graduated magna cum laude from Thomas More College with a master’s degree in business administration and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Memphis.

Michael Monks joins Cincinnati Public Radio

Cincinnati Public Radio (home to 91.7 WVXU and 90.9 WGUC) has named Michael Monks of Covington the new host for Cincinnati Edition, its 1 p.m. weekday talk show.

Michael Monks

The show features interviews on topics of local interest and questions from the audience by phone, email, and social media.

Monks is the founder, publisher and editor of the online news platform River City News. The announcement says he is in the process of changing his role there so he can fully ‘concentrate on Cincinnati Edition.”

“I’m looking forward to joining Cincinnati Public Radio and to have the Cincinnati Edition forum to discuss issues important to our city and region, as well as to introduce listeners to our neighbors who are making an impact. I appreciate the civil conversation public radio provides the community and want to encourage lots of input from our listeners,” said Monks.

He will join Cincinnati Public Radio in January to prepare for taking on fulltime hosting duties beginning Monday, February 4. Until then, interim host Dan Hurley will continue with Cincinnati Edition on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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