Welcome to the APICS Cincinnati Chapter Website


2017-2018 Cincinnati Chapter Professional Development Meetings

The chapter Board of Directors has begun planning events for 2017-2018.  Meetings will be posted on the website once they are confirmed.  If you have any ideas on topics or if your company is willing to host a tour, please contact anyone on the Board.  We have several months open that we are trying to fill.

We look forward to seeing you soon!  The first PDM will likely be held in September.  Below is the list of volunteers serving on the board:

President:  Jeff Draper

Treasurer/Past President:  Shelley Hoesl

Secretary:  Roberta Savage

VP Education:  Chan Stevens

VP Programs:  Lisa Vaughn

Programs Coordinator:  Karen Tucker

VP Membership:  Tim Lenz

VP Marketing:  Bob Pfender

VP Communication:  Neal Rothchild

UC Student Chapter Liaison:  Rick Alley


Big thanks to everyone above!  This chapter would not be possible without members stepping up and doing the work required to advance education and professional development in Supply Chain and Operations Management.



2016-2017 Volunteer of the Year

Lisa Vaughn



Lindner College of Business Kolodzik Scholarship Presented to University of Cincinnati

On Tuesday, March 28th, the chapter presented $4,000 for the UC Lindner College of Business Kolodzik Scholarship in memory of founding chapter member, Carl Stein.  Ruth Seiple (below, center), Director of the Operations Management and BS Industrial Management and Kolodzik Business Scholars Programs, accepted the check on the university's behalf.  Shelley Hoesl, Chapter Presidnet, and Rick Alley, UC Student Chapter Liaison, presented the donation.

This year's recipient of the APICS Scholarship is Emily Reiring (below), Kolodzik Business Scholar and Operations Management student.  In a personal note, Emily shared her appreciation:  "I wanted to express my gratitude to APICS for having a philanthropic spirit and not only putting time, but funds into the development of young OM and IM students. I feel extremely blessed to be the KBS recipient of the APICS scholarship this year and thank you for continuing this tradition."  Congratulations, Emily!

Emily Reiring, APICS Scholarship Recipient

Each year, the chapter sponsors the attendance of a member of the University of Cincinnati APICS Student Chapter to the APICS National Conference.  Derek Schappacher was able to attend the event last September.  He shared the highlights of his experience with the students and APICS chapter members.  His involvement with APICS was so valuable that he will be moving to Seattle in order to join Amazon after graduation.  Good luck, Derek!



For those interested in obtaining CPIM or CSCP certifications, dates for upcoming classes are listed to the right on this web page.  Should you have any questions, please contact Chan Stevens at Education@apics-cincy.org.


New Members

Finally, I would like to personally welcome the new APICS members listed below.  We are glad you have joined our local chapter.  New members can attend their first PDM meeting for free.  Contact Tim Lenz at Membership@apics-cincy.org for assistance with registering.



Jeff Draper - President






                            Welcome New Members
Benjamin Bialorucki Mike Cain Surya Elangovan
Lisa Gonzalez John Hardiman Buford Harvey
Deanne Hensley Franklin Hicks David Himes
Matt Hoadley Richard Hobbs Gregory Hudson
Ryan Ipp Toni Jackson Colin Kerrigan
Ranga Rao Kosuri Steve Luebbe Paul Madix
Reineiro Medina Kevin Mullins Kapil Nandwana
Michael Pierce Jeremy Powers Benjamin Randall
Neal Rothchild  Terell Shaw Vince Shelton
Mare Specht Randie Stone Donna Turner
  Bo Vitale