Join us on Thursday, February 1, 2024, for a LUNCH (12:00-1:30pm) meeting at The Transept (1205 Elm St, 45202), for a presentation by Brendon Cull, President & CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
Brendon Cull is the President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. And formerly held the positions of President, COO, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer. Cull leads teams that have overhauled public policy, government relations, talent, and marketing efforts. Cull developed the Chamber’s transportation initiatives strategy, resulting in a successful $2 million ballot initiative and coalition supporting increased transportation funding. Cull managed the fundraising and Chamber production team for BLINK, a $5 million art and light event that was the largest public event in Cincinnati’s history. He is an accomplished and sought-after speaker, strategist, and ambassador for the organization and the region.
For 10 years, Cull led Government Affairs for The Kroger Co., where he advised executives and the company’s board on vital policy and political issues. He launched an effort to legalize wine in grocery stores, resulting in millions of new sales in several states. Cull’s influence and leadership was evident in Kroger’s successful policy efforts: pension reform, food safety, and corporate social responsibility. From 2000-2005, Cull was the Legislative Director and Press Secretary for Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken.
Cull currently serves on the boards of CincyTech, ArtsWave, Visit Cincy, Cincinnati Compass, Workforce Innovation Center, 3CDC, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Business Advisory Board, United Way Greater Cincinnati, XU’s Williams College of Business, and is an elected member of Clifton Town Meeting. Cull formerly served as a board member of the Southwest OH Regional Transit Authority and was President of the Board of the Mercantile Library.
He has worked with dozens of organizations in advisory and volunteer roles, including the United Way, Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, Crown Cincinnati, and Tender Mercies. He graduated from Xavier University, with a degree in Organizational Communication, and is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Chamber’s Building Cultural Competency program. He is an avid reader, runner, cyclist, and live-music aficionado. He is married and has two daughters.
This meeting is sponsored by Comey & Shepherd.
Regular Entree – Prime pork medallion with bourbon apple compote with butternut squash rice pilaf and lemon scented asparagus (GF/DF)
Salad Entree – Romaine arugula salad with grilled chicken, shaved fennel, grape tomatoes, pepitas, cornbread croutons & vanilla vinaigrette
Vegetarian Entree – Wild mushroom ravioli with truffle cream and baby greens