A Call to Serve

The 2010 Gentlemen of Style and Substance

Photos by Felts Photography and David Sorcher

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mohandas Ghandi

They are business leaders, arts leaders, a famous restraunteur, even a football player and television host. They are the kind of people so many of us admire – for their accomplishments and achievements, for their success. And yet, they cannot be defined by size of their office, but their careers as we see them on paper, because they are so much more. They strive to be more.

The Gentlemen of Style and Substance has always been a means of recognizing those who strive for more. It is by definition and acknowledgement not only of career success but also of the full measure of the men who receive the award. And what is that full measure? What does it mean to receive the award? Well, that’s not perfectly clear, but it’s not difficult to pin down either.

The Gentlemen of Style and Substance are people who measure value in terms of contribution, not reward; they see themselves as complete not when they reach the corner office, but when they leave to put their talents to work for the rest of us all. We honor them not only for career success but for being successful people who understand that there is more to life than personal accomplishment, who know that real success is predicated on a person’s willingness to give back when they don’t need to. It’s about character and dignity, it’s about understanding integrity when integrity is a privilege, not a responsibility.

The gentlemen on the following pages have tasted personal achievement, they have had their success, but they remain driven toward a common a goal that impacts us all, a vision for what could be, a desire to build upon the foundation that has served them to be sure we are all better served on behalf of their efforts. Achievement is hollow, unfulfilling without leaving the community that has served you better than what you have found it. These men know that.

They know that they have been blessed – in a certain way- and they feel a tug, a pull, a call to service. We salute them for it. We acknowledge them for it. We admire them for it.

So, without further ado, it is our pleasure to introduce the 2010 class of the Gentlemen of Style and Substance.

Jay Springer

Graphic and Planning Communications Specialist – Hamilton County Planning and Development

Service

University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) Alumni Board of Governors; former Board Member – Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati; Media Advisor – Cancer Family Care; CET; Cincinnati Opera; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Cincinnati Wine Festival; Dress for Success; Juvenile Diabetes Foundation; March of Dimes

Influence to Service
“My parents- celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary in September- have always given of their time and energy – particularly through our church, Parkside Christian Church.  Also, the late Joni Herschede, a close friend and true Cincinnati icon, taught me that good deeds done on the sly are often the best kind.”

Nathan Bachrach

CEO, The Financial Network Group, Home of Simply Money®
National and local media personality

Service

The Wellness Community, Board of Directors; Jewish Federation, Chair of Corporate Relations

Proudest Service Accomplishment
“Through our radio program, Simply Money on 55KRC, our listeners helped us raise more than $40,000 for Simply Money Foundation for the benefit of Honor Flight Tristate to fly 160 World War II veterans to our nation’s capital to honor their service to our country and to visit the monuments. Simply Money continues to promote the Foundation so that it can raise money for several nonprofit organizations that benefit veterans, children and cancer support programs in our community.”

Justin Buckner

Section Manager, Global Business Services  – Flow to the Work, The Procter and Gamble Company

Service

President, Cincinnati INROADS Alumni Association; Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s young professional initiative (HYPE); board member and host for the Cincinnati Bacchanalian Society; Wyoming’s School District’s Citizen Advisory Committee; active with Crossroads Church Mason, leading a ministry for teens; interviewer for the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee
Philosophy on Service
“None of us got to where we are by ourselves; as a citizen of our community and the world, giving back is every person’s responsibility. A quote from William H. Danforth I live by is ‘One enkindled spirit can set hundreds on fire.’”

Dhani Jones

Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker & Travel Channel Host

Service

Through his Bow Ties for a Cause he has collaborated with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Ronald McDonald House, Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Cincinnati Zoo, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (University of Michigan), Go Vibrant, and Breakthrough Cincinnati.

Philosophy on Service

“I want to provide others with an opportunity to discover their passion and purpose. If I can provide an avenue of expression or a voice for the voiceless, I believe that my leverage has been utilized for the common good.”

Murray Sinclaire, Jr.

President/CEO,  Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC

Service
ARTWORKS; Cincinnati Art Museum; Cincinnati Development Fund; Cincinnati Opera; Cincinnati Parks; Cincinnati Public Radio; Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens; Cincinnati Zoo Foundation; Contemporary Arts Center; Deerhill Foundation; Earthward Bound Foundation; National Public Radio.

Proudest Service Accomplishment

“The transformation of the Cincinnati Zoo over the last 4 years from the edge of the financial abyss to its current thriving state has been one of the most satisfying achievements in my community endeavors to date.”

Harry Fath

Fath Properties

Service

CISE; United Way; Cincinnati Art Museum; Taft Museum; Cincinnati Opera; among other community and arts organizations.

Philosophy on Service
“Communities don’t exist by themselves – everyone should get involved and do what you can with your talents and resources.”

Mark J. Busher

Director of Investments, PNC Bank

Service

Board member, Cincinnati Opera; Treasurer, Trustee, Cincinnati Parks Foundation; Committee member, Strategic Development Committee, Greater Cincinnati United Way

Philosophy on Service

Churchill said it so eloquently with, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”  Community involvement is a commitment of heart, mind and wallet that I view as an investment in Cincinnati’s economic and social vibrancy.

Sam Huttenbauer

Chief Development Officer, Great Plains Oil & Exploration

Service

Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce; Determined Young Men; Big Brothers; Playhouse in the Park; Sheltering Oaks long-term care hospital; Greater Cincinnati Purveyors Association; Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau; Robert S. Marx Foundation; World Piano Competition.

Proudest Service Accomplishment

It has always been rewarding to play a small role in the positive dynamics of our great city. Being involved with the Determined Young Men has been a wonderful experience. Joining leaders of the mainstream commercial sector with minority entrepreneurs has been an outstanding learning and beneficial experience for all involved.

Stephen Leeper

President and CEO, 3CDC

Service
3CDC Board of Directors; DCI Board of Directors; The Corporation for Findlay Market Board of Directors

Proudest Service Accomplishment
“It is very satisfying, being a part of the city’s revitalization.”

Chris Cicchinelli

President; Pure Romance, Inc.

Service

Mount Union Drive for Success; American Heart Association; The Patty Brisben Foundation; Susan G. Komen; Young Survival Coalition.

Philosophy on Service

“There is nothing more rewarding then paying it forward and giving back to the community.  To be socially responsible is more than just a choice, it’s a necessity.”

Jeff Ruby

President; Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment

Service

Annual contributor to United Way, Crime Stoppers, Junior Achievement, OH Cancer Research, Boomer Esiason Foundation, Anthony Munoz Foundation, Marvin Lewis Community Fund and Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, among others.

Philosophy on Service

“You can sit back or you can give back; if you are fortunate enough to have it, you should share it with the community that gave it to you.”

John L. Henderson, Ed.D.

Interim President, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Service

Greater Cincinnati Foundation; Project Grad- Cincinnati; Strive, Executive Committee; The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Foundation; Contemporary Arts Center; United Way of Greater Cincinnati; Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board.

Philosophy on Service

“The satisfaction of serving is one of the important stones in building a firm foundation for community success.”