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People in the News: Drew McDonald joins NKY Chamber staff; DBL’s Bob Hoffer joins CVG board

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) has named Drew McDonald as Membership Representative. He assumed the role on Monday, September 16.   
“We are extremely excited about the addition of Drew to the NKY Chamber team,” said Brent Cooper, president & CEO for the NKY Chamber. “He will be a key player in supporting current members and in creating awareness regarding the many benefits of Chamber membership throughout the NKY business community.”

Drew McDonald

As Membership Representative, McDonald will be responsible for supporting the vice president of membership in managing membership sales, enrollment, renewals, and ongoing consumer relationships with NKY Chamber members.
McDonald is a 2019 graduate Northern Kentucky University (NKU), where he majored in marketing. While at NKU, he was the captain of the men’s basketball team, helping to lead the team to four Horizon League Conference wins, and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

“Northern Kentucky is a special place to me and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity the Chamber has given me to be more involved in the community,” said McDonald. “I was born and raised here, and it’s an honor to be able to help support companies in our region and contribute to making it a better place to live and do business.”

Outside of work, McDonald serves on the board of directors for Ethan’s Purpose, a nonprofit organization that supports children in need of counseling and mental health, and volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Henry Hosea House. He also spends time visiting area elementary schools, speaking with students about the importance of an education and hard work. McDonald has spent the past three summers as a camp counselor helping children of all ages further develop skills and love for the game of basketball.

Meet McDonald during the NKY Chamber’s upcoming Pints & Perspectives on Thursday, September 26 where there will also be the opportunity to hear from Northern Kentucky University’s new men’s basketball coach, Darrin Horn. Registration and additional information is available online.

DBL’s Bob Hoffer to CVG board

Robert M. (Bob) Hoffer has been appointed by Kenton County Judge Executive Kris Knochelman to the Board of Directors of the Kenton County Airport Board.

Bob Hoffer

Bob Hoffer is Managing Partner of DBL Law, a full-service law firm with offices in Cincinnati, Crestview Hills, and Louisville. He represents employers of all sizes and industries on human resources, employment and labor compliance matters for over 35 years.

In addition to his law practice, Hoffer has led numerous community organizations during his career, including Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, Notre Dame Academy, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, Carmel Manor, and Kentucky Defense Counsel. He currently serves as Chair of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation and is a member of the Board of Trustees for St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

In recognition of his commitment to community, Hoffeer has received several honors, including the Kenton County Pioneer Award; Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council Trailblazer Award; Northern Kentuckian of the Year Award; Covington Latin School Bonitatem Award, and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Leader of Distinction Award.

Hoffer lives in Fort Mitchell with his wife Diane. They have four children and four grandchildren.

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