Trey Grayson is currently the President & CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. From 2011 to June 2014, he served as the Director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics. While at Harvard, Trey was known as an expert on the political views of millennials and the role of technology in politics and government. Prior to his time at Harvard, he was a two-term Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The youngest Secretary of State in the country at the time of his election, Trey was recognized as a national leader in government innovation, business services, election administration and civic education and served as Chair of the Republican Association of Secretaries of States and the President of the National Association of Secretaries of State. Before entering politics, he was an attorney with the law firms of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald and Keating, Muething & Klekamp. Trey received an A.B. in Government from Harvard College in 1994 and a JD/MBA from the University of Kentucky in 1998. He resides in Boone County with his wife, Nancy, and his daughters, Alex and Kate where he passionately roots for his fantasy football team, the Southern Comforts, as well as his UK Wildcats, Harvard Crimson, as well as the Reds and Bengals.
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Ruth Eger Chief Administrative Officer 859.578.6395
Ruth Eger has been Vice President of Member Relations & Strategic Initiatives since August, 2013. In that role, Ruth works with her team to increase and retain membership. Prior to this position, Ruth had served as Executive Director of the Northern Kentucky Leadership Foundation and Program Director for Leadership Northern Kentucky for 12 years. Other than a two year stint in Alexandria, VA, Ruth has been a life-long resident of Northern Kentucky and resides in Erlanger with her husband, Jeff. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys travelling, spending time with family, especially her four grandchildren, and is a self-proclaimed foodie.
Sheri Goodenough Manager, Database 859.578.6393 email@example.com
Sheri is our database wizard. No data is too difficult, no report too daring! Sheri handles those details that the rest of us just can't figure out!
Julie Rottman, CPA
Julie joined the Chamber in 2014. Julie received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Kentucky University. Julie uses her keen eye for detail and wealth of financial knowledge to keep the Chamber on track, and she is a wiz with helping us get full function from our programs. Her interests include a love of boating and family
Naashom Marx is not your typical Kentucky girl, or maybe she is? Growing up she was influenced heavily by religions, cultures and the space around her. Her adventurous ways first took her just across the US to the top of the Grand Teton and over to Regis University in Denver where she received a BA in Liberal Arts. As a United States Peace Corps Volunteer, Naashom served in Bangladesh from 2003-2005. She received her Master's in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati, is a Peace Corps Fellow and worked for NGO’s in Bangladesh and Uganda to bridge gaps between the non-profit and for-profit worlds. She served as Director for the Kentucky Innovation Network Program and as Economic Director for the City of Covington before coming to the Chamber.
Lynn Abeln Vice President 859.578.6390
Director, Sponsor Investments
Diana uses her business experience to guide members to develop a strategy for sponsorships and advertising. She has a gift for listening to our members and helping them to find the best ways to leverage their advertising and sponsorship budget to improve visibility and expand client networks. Diana is fluent in Spanish, and in her spare time she is an avid gardener.
Joni Huffmyer has been with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce since 2002. Joni assists with the day-to-day operations of the membership department. She is responsible for the annual membership billing, renewals, and other member related invoicing. She assists with maintaining the Chamber's database, getting members engaged at the Chamber, and managing the Ambassadors Committee. In her spare time, Joni enjoys traveling, volunteer/mission work, spending time with family, reading and discussing books with her book club.
Pam Mastruserio has been a part of our staff for 14 years, 13 years as VP of Special Events, handling the Chamber's largest events such as the Annual Golf Outing, Eggs 'N Issues and Annual Dinner. In 2015 she became VP of Women's Initiative. Prior to coming to the chamber, Pam was the Executive Director of the Waynesville (Ohio) Area Chamber of Commerce for nine years. Pam enjoys spending time with her seven grandchildren and traveling to Clearwater Beach, FL for some sun and sand. A calligrapher, she also has an Etsy business of handmade beaded tableware called Elegant Entertaining.
Scott serves as the Chamber’s Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications. Before joining the Chamber, he managed strategic communications and community outreach for a financial company with reach into 29 states and more than 2,000 employees. Scott previously worked as a Communications Director and Senior Policy Analyst for Senate Majority Leadership in the Kentucky General Assembly for seven years. In this role, he covered public policy areas including: economic development, public infrastructure, health & welfare, natural resources, veterans’ affairs, occupational licensing and Northern Kentucky capital projects among other areas. Scott has also served as a consultant for Cincinnati City Council where he worked with the city’s Law & Public Safety Committee and community councils. Scott earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science & Journalism (Public Relations Track) from Franklin College. Sedmak and his wife, Rachel, live with their two children in Highland Heights.
Alex serves as the Public Affairs Manager for the Chamber. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Dayton and his MPA from Northern Kentucky University. He previously worked for an Ohio state representative in Columbus and United States Senator Rob Portman in Cincinnati. Alex is currently renovating his Dayton, KY house with his wife, Courtney.
Manager, Marketing & Communications
As Director of Special Events, Christie Rogers produces the Chamber's signature events, including the Annual Dinner, Annual Golf Outing, and Eggs 'N Issues, giving members opportunities to network, build relationships, and build their business skills. Prior to the NKY Chamber, Christie worked with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's leadership programs and currently serves on the board of the Cincinnati chapter of ISES (International Special Events Society). A proud graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Christie is a life-long Northern Kentucky resident and in her spare time enjoys patronizing our region's great arts and cultural institutions.
Lexxie is the newest member of the Special Events team. Lexxie is an NKY native and recent graduate of Western Kentucky University. Lexxie helps to ensure that all Chamber events run smoothly while providing superior customer service to our members.
Leisa Mulcahy is the Executive Director of IMPACT Northern Kentucky, the non-profit affiliate of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Leisa is also the Program Director of Leadership Northern Kentucky, an adult development program that uses the community as a classroom to develop leaders to effectively serve the Northern Kentucky region. Leisa is a proud graduate of Thomas More College with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. She serves on the St. Elizabeth Community Relations Committee and the American Cancer Society's Strider's Ball Committee. Leisa has an enthusiasm for her job and for helping others that is contagious! She brings out the best in those around her.
Ann Marie Whelan
Regional Youth Leadership
Ann Marie Whelan joined the NKY Chamber in March 2014 as Program Director for Regional Youth Leadership (RYL), a non-profit leadership program for high school juniors from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Using the community as our classroom, RYL collaborates with local business and civic leaders as well as individual schools to enhance the educational experience and complement academic classroom learning for our students. Prior to joining the Chamber, Ann Marie spent thirteen years working in higher education at Xavier University. When she's not in session with her RYL students, Ann Marie enjoys spending time with her family at Lake Cumberland.
Bobbie Hedrick started working with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in March of 2014 as a Work Study while she continued with her education to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. As the Coordinator for IMPACT NKY, Bobbie will be providing support for the Foundation of the Chamber which serves to positively enhance the NKY business climate by increasing the region’s workforce and leadership pipeline and carrying out charitable objectives of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.