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Mason Deerfield Chamber announces Leaders are MADE Class of 2023

Mason Deerfield Chamber announces Leaders are MADE Class of 2023

High-achieving leaders from across sectors selected for chamber’s leadership development program

MASON, OH (July 14, 2022) – The Mason Deerfield Chamber is pleased to announce the 2023 class of Leaders are MADE participants. This select group of 19 accomplished and diverse women represents a cross-section of professionals from the corporate, small business, and education sectors. Led by the Chamber’s Programs and Member Services Manager Stephanie Chelf, the program kicks off in August 2022.

“We are so excited to offer this unique leadership experience to women in the MADE region. The participants learn about their own leadership styles while creating an alumni network that will serve and support them for years to come,” highlights Chelf. “Building a reliable network of people is a huge part of women's leadership and I am honored to work alongside these incredible individuals.”

Those selected for the 2023 Leaders are MADE program will be equipped in the four core competencies of self-management, effective communication, leadership capacity and business acumen. They join a legacy of building and strengthening the pipeline of women leaders who help maximize local talent and continue to propel the success of our region.

Over the course of the 11-month program, participants will be immersed in key topics, including work-life harmony, gender pay gap, and problem solving in half-day seminars, discussion groups, conversations with subject matter experts, and the Chamber’s two signature events. They will work as a group to develop critical thinking, analytical, and leadership skills.

Presenting the Leaders are MADE Class of 2023:
  • Patti Ahting, Mental Health Recovery Board
  • Yvette Betance, Benchmark ESG | Gensuite
  • Amy Crider, Conger Construction Group
  • Carolon Donnally, Carolon Donnally Consulting
  • Madison Evans, Kings MAZDA
  • Ekaterina Gay, Miami University Regionals
  • Deanna Hogenkamp, Mason City Schools
  • Madhuri Jagadish, Cintas Corporation
  • Patricia Miller, Max Technical Training
  • Ashley Ryerson, Great Wolf Lodge
  • Cecily Sexton, Benchmark ESG | Gensuite
  • Haley Shutter, Sonder Brewing
  • Ashely Sinclair, East Main Salon & Spa
  • Gail Sinclair, East Main Salon & Spa
  • Kerra Spaeth, The Goddard School of Mason
  • Molli Stephens, UC Health West Chester Hospital
  • Courtney Ventura, Benchmark ESG | Gensuite
  • Julie Wielonski, Sinclair College in Mason
  • Nichole Yockey, RE/MAX Time
A new class of leaders is selected bi-annually, with the approval of the Mason Deerfield Chamber. Applications received between programs are added to a wait list until the next program start. To learn more information about the Leaders are MADE program visit the Chamber’s website,

About the Mason Deerfield Chamber
The Mason Deerfield Chamber, founded in 1968 as the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce, serves nearly 600 businesses and organizations around the Mason-Deerfield and surrounding area. The Chamber exists to be a lead collaborator and catalyst organization that ensures the Mason-Deerfield region is a vibrant place to visit, live and do business through inclusive programs and services. Learn more about the chamber by visiting  

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