Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati has appointed five new members to its Board of Directors. Each will serve a three year term.
The new members include: Pam Beigh, President and Founder of SalesCORE; Brandon Painter, President of Peck Hannaford + Briggs; Nina Paul, Philanthropist and Community Volunteer; Alicia Tidwell, President and CEO of GenesisOne; and Tayfun Tuzun, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fifth Third Bancorp.
“Our new Board members bring an incredible amount of talent and energy to our work lifting people up through employment,” said Pam Green, President and CEO of Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati. “We are thrilled that these business and community leaders have chosen to partner with Easterseals to build a brighter future for our community.”
The Cincinnati region has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation, with approximately 25% of Cincinnati residents living in poverty. Hamilton County has approximately 122,000 people living below poverty level, while Butler County has nearly 50,000 according to data released by the U.S. Census American Community Survey in December 2019.
Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati provides workforce development for people living with disabilities, veterans, and those facing historic economic disadvantages with the goal of increasing self-sufficiency and reducing the need for publicly funded benefits. In 2018, more than 600 people served by Easterseals became employed with total estimated earnings of nearly $11 million.
Ms. Beigh is President and Founder of SalesCORE, a sales consulting firm focused on assisting clients with results-driven strategy, empowerment, and culture for profitable growth. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Goering Center for Family and Private Business at the University of Cincinnati, The Board of Directors for The Dan Beard Council, and the Board of Advisors for Fundriver.
Mr. Painter is President of The Peck Hannaford + Briggs Company, providing mechanical contracting services to the construction industry. Painter credits his love for construction to his father, a retired bridge carpenter. Painter serves on the Easterseals Construction Advisory Council and is a member of the Spirit of Construction Foundation Board of Trustees.
Ms. Paul had a distinguished career in the jewelry business with her self-named retail store. Her family was personally impacted by disability when her son Max was diagnosed at a young age with a tumor that caused a permanent brain injury. Ms. Paul sold her jewelry business in 2007 and placed her focus on community impact, volunteerism, and philanthropy. She serves on the National Board of Jewish National Fund as VP of Major Donors and led their women’s campaign for six years
Ms. Tidwell is President and CEO of GenesisOne, providing diversity and inclusion consulting services and executive coaching in corporate and nonprofit organizations across the Midwest. She is also a passionate advocate for the success of women, children, and the entrepreneurial spirit of business owners. Ms. Tidwell has more than 20 years of experience in diversity and inclusion, including diversity and inclusion leadership at Luxottica Retail North America.
Mr. Tuzun is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Fifth Third Bancorp, overseeing Finance, Treasury, Business Planning and Analysis, Corporate Tax, Investor Relations, Accounting, and Sourcing. Tuzun serves as a member of the Bank Policy Institute, on the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Board of Directors, and the advisory council of JobsOhio.