The mission is to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency.

In 2019, the Urban League reached over 18,000 people through our Workforce Development Training, Youth and Financial Services, and community partnerships.

The Urban League has served the region’s underserved populations since 1948. The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio is recognized as the oldest and largest community-based organization devoted to empowering African American individuals and families.


  • J Phillip Holloman


    Cintas Corporation (retired)

  • Beverly Bates

    First Vice Chair


  • Kathleen B. Selker



  • Curtis Hollis



Board of Trustees:

  • Robert Strub

    Board of Trustees


  • Royce Sutton

    Board of Trustees

    Fifth Third Bank

  • Jack Overbeck

    Trustee Emeritus

    Kroger (retired)

  • Dave Dillon

    Trustee Emeritus

    Kroger (retired)

  • Dr. Daniel Von Allmen

    Board of Trustees

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital & Medical Center

  • Donald Broadhurst

    Board of Trustees

    Duke Energy Corporation

  • Liz Carter

    Board of Trustees

    Scripps Howard Foundation

  • Dwendolyn Chester

    Board of Trustees

    PNC Bank

  • Kala Gibson

    Board of Trustees

    Fifth Third Bank

  • Delores Hargrove-Young

    Board of Trustees

    d.e. Foxx & Associates

  • Angelica Hardee

    Board of Trustees

    Urban League Young Professionals

  • Robert W. Jones

    Board of Trustees

    GE Aviation

  • Helen Jones-Kelley

    Board of Trustees

    ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County

  • Edna Keown

    Board of Trustees

    Community Volunteer

  • Max V. Langenkamp

    Board of Trustees

    Cintas Corporation

  • Richard P. Lofgren, M.D., MPH

    Board of Trustees

    UC Health

  • Casey Marsh, CFP

    Board of Trustees

    The Marsh Group

  • Shawn M. Masterson

    Board of Trustees

    U.S. Bank

  • Peter E. McConney

    Board of Trustees

    Premier Mail & Fulfillment, LLC

  • John Merchant

    Board of Trustees

    Dinsmore Shohl LLP

  • John M. Munson, Jr.

    Board of Trustees

    Computech Corporation

  • Connie Pillich

    Board of Trustees

    The Pillich Group

  • Tashawna Thomas Otabil

    Board of Trustees

    TriHealth, Inc.

  • Deborah White Richardson

    Board of Trustees

    Urban League Guild

  • Alandes Powell

    Immediate Past President

    Fifth Third Bank

  • Herbert R. Brown

    Trustee Emeritus

    Western & Southern (retired)



Eddie Koen


Cinnamon Pelly

Chief Operating Officer

Dorothy Smoot

Chief Impact Officer & ED for Community Police Partnering Center

Charolette Harris

Vice President of Operations and Engagement (WBEC ORV)

Rickell Smith

Executive Director
Center for Social Justice

Erica Simmons

HR Consultant
Human Resources

Tonya Conner

Chief of Staff

K. Michael Jordan

Chief Financial Officer

Gina Goings

Senior Vice President of Development & Communications

Sheila A. Mixon

Executive Director (WBEC ORV) Senior Vice President of Development & Entrepreneurship

Ashlee Young

VP of Policy and Strategic initiatives