William Baumann has had an extensive, successful career in the media and entertainment industries. His executive positions have included serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Taft Broadcasting and Executive Vice President of Great American Communications. He is currently Managing Partner of WB Advisors, providing management consulting services for small and mid-size businesses. His activities in the Cincinnati arts and civic communities presently include serving as Chairman of the Board of the Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society, Chairman of the Longworth-Anderson Series at Memorial Hall and Chair of the Summit Schools Roundtable. In 2014-2015 Bill secured $2.5 million in private funding for the renovation of Memorial Hall. Bill received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Holy Cross College and attended the University of Cincinnati’s MBA program.
Daniel Lipson is a management consultant and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate. He currently serves as Chief Development Officer at Urban Sites, a position he has held for two years. Prior to joining Urban Sites he spent ten years as Management Consultant/Partner for Annuity Real Estate Partners. Mr. Lipson is a graduate of Babson College’s Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
Murray S. Monroe, Jr., is an architect and structural engineer with THP Limited, Inc., where he has worked for the past 18 years. His major projects included the revitalization of Music Hall, the Central Riverfront Garage and the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. Prior to joining THP he worked for Glaser Associates and Newport News Shipbuilding. From 2003 to 2007 he also taught classes in concrete and long-span structures at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art Architecture and Planning. Mr. Monroe has served on the boards of the Betts House Research Center, Historic Southwest Ohio, The Harvard Club of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Forum for Architecture and Urbanism. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University.
Steven Rosen is a multiple-award-winning journalist specializing in arts-related features. Most recently he spent ten years at Cincinnati City Beat, first as Contributing Editor to visual arts coverage and as Arts & Culture Editor. Previously he spent 14 years at the Denver Post as a movie critic and art critic/entertainment reporter/music writer. His arts-related freelance articles have appeared in 23 publications. His honors include a 2014 First Place Award for Arts and Entertainment Criticism from the Cincinnati Society for Professional Journalists. Steven graduated from the University of Michigan, where he won a Hopwood Award for Creative Writing, and received a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University.
Mark E. Scott is a Vice President and Business Banking Officer for Huntington Bank, where he is responsible for business development and portfolio management including loan pricing and profitability forecasting. Prior to joining Huntington, he was a contract underwriter for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Associate Vice President – Business Banking Officer for Integra Bank. From 1983 to 1989 he served in the U.S. Navy, where he held the rank of Second Class Petty Officer (E-5). Mr. Scott earned an MBA in Finance from Xavier University and a BSEd from Miami University. He lives in Over-the-Rhine and is a member of the Over-the-Rhine Community Council.
CPA is pleased to welcome Suki Skidmore back to the board. She has been the Visiting Consultant and Curator for the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing in Jaipur, India, since 2006 and is the author of Sanganer: Traditional Textiles – Contemporary Cloth (2009), Handblockopedia (2014) and Farrukhabad: The Art of The Block, due out in 2019.
Ms. Skidmore’s current work for the Anokhi Museum entails researching the textile art of hand block printing, primarily in northern India. This takes her to a variety of towns and villages to meet the artisans and document their work which, like other crafts worldwide, struggles to survive in the modern world. The Museum is housed in a 16th–century mansion that won a UNESCO award for cultural preservation. Ms. Skidmore is a Board and Corresponding Secretary for Advocates for Youth Education (2014 – present) and an English teacher for immigrants and refugees at the Family Resource Center (2008 – present). She is also a former docent and board member of the Contemporary Arts Center.