ACG Committees

Committee Positions
 
Roles & Responsibilities  
Getting involved in an ACG Cincinnati committee is a great way to deepen relationships while supporting the business community. The chapter's activities are primarily carried out by standing committees staffed by volunteers with support from a Chapter Executive.    
     
Overview: 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 early summer.      

Expectations and Requirements: Be a member in good standing of ACG Attend ACG events, including some regional conferences or national events (at your expense) 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 certain expenses related to the committee’s mission.     
 
ACG Cup Committee:  
The ACG Cup is an annual business case competition that challenges MBA students from regional universities to present to our team of distinguished judges.  The universities form teams to analyze a complex business case and provide recommendations based on strategy, financial acumen and valuation skills. The committee members:
 
  • Lead the event process
  • Liaise with stakeholders including faculty and MBA students 
  • Solicit committee members and organize committee meetings 
  • Refine the case concept provided by ACG Global 
  • Solicit and train advisors for preliminary on-campus rounds 
  • Brief final round judges 
  • Develop target list of sponsors and solicit sponsorships 
  • Promote the event through institutional and individual efforts with assistance from Chapter Executive
  • Commitment:  10 to 20 hours mostly during January and February 
  • Timing:  Plenary Session in October.  Meetings as needed November – December. Advisory Board and Mentoring Sessions in January and February.  
  • Co-Chairs: Woody Taft, Taft Holdings, Andy Sathe, MCF Advisors & Michael Neugent, University of Cincinnati

The ideal candidate is a member with an interest in working with and mentoring students. 
 
Content Engagement Committee: 
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 preeminent 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 to 20 hours over a 12 month period of service 
  • Timing: Plenary Session in March.  Follow-up meetings as needed until events are finalized
  • Co-Chairs:  Mark Greenberg, Silverstone Capital Advisors, & Jeremy Hayden, Frost Brown Todd
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.
 
Deal Maker Event Committee:
This committee coordinates all facets of ACG Cincinnati's signature event.  Committee members will:
  • Lead the event process
  • Manage the nomination process with assistance from ACG Chapter Executive 
  • Solicit 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 
  • Review critically and confidentially nominations submitted for selection of finalists 
  • 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 to 30 hours over a 12 month period of service 
  • Timing:  Plenary Session in October. Monthly Meetings November through March.  Weekly meetings in April and May.  Post-event Debrief
  • Co-Chairs:  Kristen Sumpter, Robert Half, & Chris Snyder, Key Bank
The ideal candidate is a member actively involved in the deal flow process from a corporate growth, transaction advisory or professional service background. 
 
Young ACG (Emerging Leaders Under 35)
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:  Committee meets throughout the year
  • Chair: Kate Rippe, Innova Financial, and Aaron Monk, Kohnen & Patton
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 Engagement 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 in conducting annual membership satisfaction survey 
  • Reach out each month to lapsed members to enhance retention 
  • Develop structure and program to onboard new members 
  • Commitment: 20 to 30 hours over a 12 month period 
  • Timing:  Monthly meetings throughout the year
  • Co-Chairs:  Jay Rush, Clark Schaefer Hackett, and Cindy Mustard, BB&T
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.
 

Membership Sup-Committees:

  • Engagement Chair:  Jay Rush, Clark Schaefer Hackett
    • Ensuring members are attending & getting embedded in committees
  • Onboarding Chair:  Gene Fugate, US Bank
    • Actively participate in orienting new members
  • Prospecting Co-Chairs:  Cindy Mustard, BB&T, & Amoury Hollins, MainSource
    • Actively manage the pipeline from prospect to member
  • Retention Co-Chairs:  Lou Fender, WesBanco, & Bob Grigas, Hylant
    • Make personal calls to expiring members to ensure renewal
    • Gather data from non-renewals to enhance the member experience
  • Expired Chair:  Alan Piker, Cresa, & Rob Toomb, RSM
    • Focused exclusively on lapsed members - work deep into historical lists to re-engage form members
 
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 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, including regional promotion of the Midwest Growth Forum
  • Timing:  Monthly Meetings September through July. Weekly meeting in August or as needed prior to the event in September.
  • Chair:   Barry PetersonNorthcreek 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.

Social Engagement Committee:

This team is responsible for ideating and executing the details for at least two social events for members. 

  • Identify unique and interesting opportunities for two smaller social events for members. Events must be member-funded and not sponsored events.
  • Propose activities and venues; scope budget and determine registration cost for members; ensure that event will break even financially.
  • Work with Chapter Executive to determine timing of events given chapter activities and set up registration and marketing processes with sufficient time to promote successfully.
  • Commitment:  25 hours over a 12 month period of services
  • Edward Burke, Aon
Sponsor Engagement Committee: 
This team holds the important responsibility for securing investments in ACG. Members will:
  • Create a yearly coordinated strategy that meets the needs of both the sponsor and ACG
  • Meet proactively with sponsors to determine needs, budget, timeline, approval process 
  • Develop and refine sponsorship packages with help from Chapter Executive 
  • Commitment:  20 to 30 hours over a 12 month period of services 
  • Timing:  Plenary session in April.  Monthly meetings May through September. Subsequent meetings as necessary until chapter’s sponsorship goals are met.
  • Chair: Kelly WolskiFifth Third Bank 

Women’s Engagement Committee
This team is responsible for developing highly specific peer only activities to meet the unique needs of ACG’s women leaders. Committee members will: 
  • Understand the singular needs of women for discreet and personalized experiences
  • Develop a target list of women deal makers and solicit prospective new members
  • Create comprehensive marketing strategy focused on retaining and growing women members 
  • Oversee the creation of content, curricula and events focused on the unique needs of women working in the deal making space
  • Commitment:  20 to 30 hours over a 12 month period of service
  • Timing:  We hope to launch the program in September 2015.
  • Co-Chairs: Kimberly SchaeferVorys, and Natalie Galbato, Grant Thornton
The ideal candidate is a deal making woman with an interest in promoting a robust experience for women in ACG.