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Alison DeFisher

Alison DeFisher

Current position: As manager of communications at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, I am responsible for the concept and design of all agency publications and marketing collateral, including newsletters, annual reports and brochures. I also manage social networking and media relations.

Previous experience: I previously served as communications and fundraising coordinator at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and marketing/development specialist at Cincinnati Youth Collaborative.

Education: I graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Twitter handle: @AlisonStowe

I live in Pleasant Ridge with my husband, Will, and our two dogs. I am originally from Canton, Ohio but moved to Cincinnati five years ago. I like spending time with friends and family, yoga, country music and perusing the local flea markets for treasures!

Name: Lance Barry

Lance Barry

Lance Barry

Current position: I am the PR manager for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. I manage media relations, social media and content for Chamber communications.

Previous experience:  I was an Emmy-nominated TV news anchor and reporter with WCPO (ABC Channel 9-Cincinnati) for seven years.  Prior to coming to Cincinnati, I held the same positions with the Fox TV affiliate in Rochester, NY and the NBC TV affiliate in Hagerstown, MD.

Education: I have a Master of Arts in broadcast journalism from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in corporate communication from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Twitter handle: @CincyChamber

My wife, Mindy, is a brand manager with Procter & Gamble. We live in Loveland with our two children. I enjoy time with my family, golf, wine and the occasional cigar. I am an avid supporter of my alma mater--“The U” and the school’s Hurricane athletic teams.