ACG Committees

Committee Positions

Roles & Responsibilities

 

Getting involved in an ACG Cincinnati committee is a great way to deepen relationships while supporting the business ACG has numerous committees that assist the Board to implement various aspects of the organization’s strategic plan and other ACG business. Committees are supported by the Chapter Executive, who serves as a liaison with other committees and the board of directors. Unless otherwise noted, committee terms are for one year, generally commencing in the spring or summer.

 

Expectations and Requirements:

  • Be an individual member in good standing of ACG
  • Attend ACG events
  • Available throughout the year to work with the committee via email, conference call or in person. Committee meetings are generally 30 minutes to 1 hour in length.
  • Possess experience or expertise related to the work of the committee
  • Commit an average of 5 hours per month during the course of the committee’s active phase working on behalf of the initiative
  • Be prepared and on time for every meeting, having reviewed the agenda and supporting documents. Be additive and bring fresh ideas to the table.
  • Serve as an advocate for ACG within your organization and circle of acquaintances
  • Solicit new members and identify prospective members for ACG

 

Compensation

Committee members are not paid for their services. Committee members are bound by a strict conflict of interest policy. Committee Chairs can authorize reasonable reimbursement for expenses related to the committee’s mission.

 

Committees

 

ACG Ambassadors

This committee will support member engagement.  Committee members will:

  • Act as roving ambassadors at pre-event networking to target attendees who may not seem fully engaged in conversations – help attendees feel welcome and comfortable – with particular focus on making under-represented cohorts feel at home at our meetings.
  • Serve as part of a group that makes follow-up calls with prospective new members to provide insight into the ACG experience.
  • Serve as part of a group that follows-up with new members to enhance member engagement.
  • Assists in greeting members at registration.
  • Timing:  10 to 12 hours per year – about 1 hour monthly.

 

Content Committee:

This committee holds responsibility for developing, coordinating, promoting, posting and distributing the content presented in 20+ chapter events. 

  • Content Reporters will engage with lunch chairs, speakers, moderators and panelists to gather notes and quotes to prepare key social posts before and during event and key takeaways to be shared after the event.
  • Content Reporters will receive attribution by posting copy on LinkedIn and Twitter and stories posted on the chapter’s website and monthly newsletter.
  • Commitment: responsibility for one event during a 12-month period of service
  • Chair: Marcie Taylor

 

Ideal candidates should be a good writer and experienced using new and traditional media.

 

Corporate Committee

This team is responsible for developing highly specific peer only activities to meet the unique needs of ACG corporate members. Committee members will:

  • Understand the singular needs of C-Level Executives for discreet and personalized experiences
  • Define the attributes of a corporate member
  • Develop a target list of corporate members and solicit prospective corporate members
  • Create comprehensive marketing strategy focused on growing corporate membership
  • Oversee the creation of C-Suite Roundtables
  • Commitment: 20 hours over a 12-month period of service
  • Timing: Meetings scheduled by Committee Chair
  • Co-Chairs:
    • M&A:  Mono Bhattacharya, RKCA,
    • CEO:  Bill DeVille, Health Carousel
    • Innovation:  Paul Miklautsch, Start Something Bold
    • CFO:  Tom Paquette, T4 Advisors

 

The ideal candidate is a member employed in management or leadership of a public or private company that manufactures a product or provides a defined or packaged corporate solution (as opposed to consulting or professional service)

 

Deal Maker Advisory Committee:

This committee works with the Deal Maker Co-Chairs to identify appropriate candidates for nomination for the Deal Maker Awards. Committee members will:

  • Leverage your knowledge of the Cincinnati business community to identify companies and individuals who have executed successful deals with significant impact on the growth trajectory of the company
  • Nominate or co-nominate at least one qualified company
  • Serve as an ACG Annual Sustaining Sponsor, Deal Maker Corporate Sponsor
  • Act as a champion to encourage attendance at the program, particularly with regional or national private equity firms and iBankers to make them aware of the event.
  • Attend the Finalist Reception
  • Serve as a source of information about deals, helping to curate a repository of data on deals
  • Be available to present your nomination to a sub-committee of ACG board members by phone or in person
  • Coordinate with the corporate team and co-nominators (if any) to prepare a compelling presentation to the judges
  • Timing:  5 to 8 hours of time in the December to May during the Deal Maker timeline.
  • Co-Chairs:  Michel Hurley, Calfee, and Ely Friedman, VonLehman

The ideal candidate is an experienced member of the transaction community who works with clients to complete deals.

Deal Maker Event Committee:

This small, highly-focused committee coordinates all facets of ACG Cincinnati's signature event. Committee members will:

  • Lead the event process, including overall accountability for budgeting and P/L
  • Manage the nomination process with assistance from ACG Chapter Executive
  • Solicit deal maker advisory committee members and organize committee meetings
  • Identify & solicit annual lifetime achievement award recipients
  • Collaborate with stakeholders (service providers and others) to identify candidates for nomination with help from ACG Chapter Executive
  • Develop target list of sponsors and solicit sponsorships
  • Promote the event through institutional and individual efforts with help from ACG Chapter Executive
  • Encourage ongoing engagement by Deal Maker Honorees
  • Commitment: 20 hours over a 12-month period of service
  • Co-Chairs: Kendra Bach, Wells Fargo, and Michael Hurley, Calfee
  • Timing: Plenary Session in November. Monthly Meetings November through March. Weekly meetings in April and May. Post-event Debrief in June.

 

The ideal candidate is a member actively involved in the deal flow process from a corporate growth, transaction advisory or professional service background who has served for one or more years on the Deal Maker Advisory Committee.

 

Young ACG

This team is responsible for developing highly specific peer only activities to meet the unique needs of ACG emerging leaders. Committee members will:

  • Understand the singular needs of emerging leaders for discreet and personalized experiences
  • Develop a target list of emerging leaders in the deal making community and solicit prospective members
  • Create comprehensive marketing strategy focused on growing corporate membership
  • Oversee the creation of content, curricula and events focused on the unique needs of emerging professionals working in the deal making space
  • Commitment: 20 to 30 hours over a 12-month period of service
  • Timing: Meets year round
  • Chair: Aaron Monk, Kohnen & Patton, and Katlin Rust, BakerHostetler

 

The ideal candidate is a member with 5 years or less experience within the deal making community or with an interest in developing skills in this area.

 

Membership Committee

The membership committee recruits new members and helps retain existing members. The Cincinnati Chapter requires that all new members meet certain membership criteria and the membership committee approves all new members.

Members will:

  • Define member experience and create a pipeline of prospective members
  • Refine membership categories and benefits to create value for all stakeholders
  • Work with Chapter Executive to enhance member satisfaction
  • Reach out each month to lapsed members to enhance retention
  • Develop structure and program to onboard new members
  • Commitment: 20 hours over a 12 month period
  • Timing:  Monthly meetings throughout the year
  • Co-Chairs: Gene Fugate, US Bank, and Doug Sammons, JP Morgan

 

Membership Sup-Committees:

  • Onboarding Chair: Gene Fugate, US Bank
    • Actively participate in orienting new members
  • Prospecting Chair: Brent Rippe, RKCA
    • Actively manage the pipeline from prospect to member
  • Retention Chair: Lou Fender, WesBanco, and Bob Grigas, Hylant
    • Make personal calls to expiring members to ensure renewal
    • Gather data from non-renewals to enhance the member experience
  • Expired Members:  Alan Piker, Cresa
  • Social Chair: Nina Marx, Commonwealth Land Title
    • Develop a calendar of social events for members to enjoy

 

The ideal candidate is a member employed in middle or upper management customer service with experience in customer/client loyalty initiatives, customer/client experiences, customer/client satisfaction.

 

Program Committee for Monthly Luncheons:

This committee holds responsibility for planning the content for 6 monthly chapter luncheons. Committee members will:

  • Design rich curricula that aligns with members interests and needs rather than sponsorship
  • Develop themes and trends that should be addressed in order for ACG to maintain its position as a pre-eminent educational source for constituents
  • Refine best topics and prepare structural framework for presentation
  • Identify the best possible speakers, panelists and moderators with a focus on a regional or national reputation
  • Liaise with potential speakers to finalize program schedule in time to announce the yearly event calendar in August. Continue to line up premier speakers for subsequent programming season.
  • Promote the events through institutional and individual efforts with help from Chapter Executive
  • Commitment: 10 hours over a 12 month period of service
  • Timing: Plenary Session in March. Follow-up meetings as needed until events are finalized
  • Co-Chairs: Brian Berning, RSM, and John Gierl, Katz Teller

 

Ideal candidates should be a drawn from multiple industry sub-sectors and titles within ACG’s constituents in order to provide perspectives on the educational needs of a diverse membership base.

 

Regional Engagement Committee:

This team holds responsibility for ensuring robust participation in the Great Lakes Capital Connection and promotes planned interactions with sister chapters. Members will:

  • Lead the Great Lakes Capital event process, including overall accountability for budgeting and P/L
  • Liaise with event management firm, regional chapter leaders, sponsors and other stakeholders to ensure a successful event
  • Solicit committee members and organize committee meetings
  • Develop a comprehensive plan to engage with sister chapters in Great Lakes Region throughout the year
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration on events, networking and initiatives
  • Timing: Plenary session in October. Monthly Meetings September through June. Weekly meeting in July, August and September prior to the event in September.
  • Co-Chairs: Barry Peterson, Northcreek Mezzanine

 

The ideal candidate is a member holding responsibility for a regional territory that includes some combination of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and/or Pennsylvania. Willingness to travel to other chapter meetings and develop relationships in adjacent markets.

 

Finance Committee:

This team holds the important responsibility for ensuring the financial stability of the chapter.

  • Assist Executive Director in preparing the annual budget as well as event budgets.
  • Meet proactively with sponsors to determine needs, budget, timeline, approval process
  • Review costs structure and develop and refine sponsorship packages with help from Executive Director and Committee Chairs.
  • Commitment: 20 hours over a 12-month period of services
  • Timing: Plenary session in July. Monthly meetings July through September. Subsequent meetings as necessary until chapter’s sponsorship goals are met.
  • Co-Chairs: Chris Goodwin, Plante Moran, and Brad East, MCM CPAs & Advisors.

 

The ideal candidates are financial executives for stewardship and budgeting and professionals with an understanding of corporate investments in sponsorship and advertising in professionals service firms. 

 

Women’s Committee

This team is responsible for increasing the number of women who are members of ACG Cincinnati and participate in monthly ACG member events, social events, YACG, Corporate Roundtables and Deal Maker.  Committee members will:

  • Double the number of women members in ACG in one year.
  • Increase the number of existing members in committee assignments and leadership roles – reaching 50% in three years and a woman serving as President in 2 out of 5 years.
  • Position ACG in a unique market position as the go-to organization for women interested in a career in deal-making by offering compelling content delivered by women – either as speakers, panelists and moderators at all ACG events
  • Extend personal invitations to women to attend ACG member events.
  • Deliver value to women attending through facilitating new and/or deepened relationships with men and women in the chapter.
  • Ensure the exclusive focus is on deal-making – the market position owned by ACG
  • Encourage other members to recruit, foster and encourage women from their organizations to attend
  • Develop a target list of women deal makers and solicit prospective new members
  • Create comprehensive marketing strategy focused on retaining and growing women members
  • Commitment: 20 hours over a 12-month period of service
  • Timing: Monthly meetings
  • Chair: Kimberly Schaefer, Vorys

 

The ideal candidate is a deal making woman with an interest in promoting a robust experience for women in ACG.