We would like to welcome the newest members of our Board of Directors. With their leadership we will be able to renovate greenspaces, restore trails, plant hundreds of trees, replace playgrounds, erect new public art, and more this year.
Our 40-member volunteer Board consists of diverse community leaders who share their talents, professional expertise, and passion to improve the City of Cincinnati’s most democratic spaces, our parks.
Thank you for joining the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and working hard to protect and improve our City’s parks!
Meet the New Members
Michael Betz is a nine-year Cincinnati transplant, Northern Ohio native. He moved to the Queen City after spending nearly a decade in Louisiana, where he was heavily involved in numerous non-profit organizations chairing ArtMelt, Louisiana’s Largest Juried Art Show in Baton Rouge, and White and Black Linen Nights in New Orleans. Michael is a marketing executive and has worked with numerous brands throughout his fifteen-year professional career including Goodyear Corp, Whole Foods Market, Gannett Corp. in addition to owning and selling his own Marketing Agency. While at Gannett, Michael joined The Enquirer and Cincinnati.com’s staff where he ran external relations (Marketing, Communications, Community and Government Relations), growing into a regional leader for Gannett and ending his stint as a Marketing Executive for the USA Today Network growing audiences, brand, and working with hundreds of non-profits with Gannett’s Charitable arm. In 2019, Michael went to lead the Internal and External Marketing arm at Division’s Maintenance Group (Brand, Marketing, Digital, Community, Media, and Government Relations). After a year with DMG, Michael was named an equity partner at DMG with their recent strategic partnership with Roark Capital Private Equity Company. DMG went from $259 million to $400 million from 2019-2020.
Michael is board member of Artswave, members of the 50 for The Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, co-chaired Artworks Secret’s fundraiser from 2017-2019, participated and won top fundraiser for the Cincinnati Arts Association Dancing with the Stars in 2019 and is slated to judge the program for 2020. Michael has been a top fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign, American Heart Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. Michael was a member of the Artswave YP committee from 2015-2017, Cincinnati Chamber Hype in 2013.
Michael attended The University of Toledo for Undergraduate and The Ohio State University, Boston College, and Purdue University for graduate studies.
Kevin M. Bruegge
Kevin is a principal partner of The Evelo|Singer|Sullivan Group, a Barron’s top-ranked Private Wealth Advisory Team. Kevin and his team focus exclusively on working with families of substantial wealth with sophisticated investment and financial planning needs. Kevin is among the country’s top private wealth advisors. On Wall Street named him one of the nation’s elite wealth advisors in its “Top 40 Advisors Under 40” list (2017 – 2020). Forbes named Kevin to its 2020 “Best-in-State Wealth Advisor” list, and ranked him No. 8 in the nation out of the nearly 20,000 advisors on its 2019 “America’s Top Millennial Advisors” list. Notably, Forbes named Kevin the #1 Next Generation Wealth Advisor in the state of Ohio in 2019.
Kevin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ohio University with a BBA in Economics and Finance, and earned his MBA from Xavier University. Kevin is currently a board member with The Salvation Army and serves as Chair of the Marketing Committee. Kevin is a past board member of the USO Tribute Cincinnati.
Madeline is a Lead Product Manager at 84.51º where she is focused on the Customer Insights Interaction Strategy. Prior to her career in Technology, Madeline graduated from Occidental College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She spends her free time cooking, traveling, playing tennis, and loves a good happy hour. Madeline is the Alumni Association Vice President for the Seven Hills School, a Founding Women’s Committee Member, a previous Chair of the Emerging Leaders, and served as a Hats Off Luncheon Co-Chair with her mother and sister in 2016.
Mitchell has been with Formica Corporation for the past 15 years, the last 10 as President of the North American Business Unit. The Formica NA business consists of operations in the US, Canada and Mexico and has over 1,000 employees. Prior to Formica, Mitchell spent 8 years at the strategy consulting firm Booz, Allen and & Hamilton and worked out of the Cleveland, OH office. He is originally from Detroit, MI and his first job out of college was as a design engineer at Ford Motor Company. Mitchell has a B.S.M.E. and M.S.M.E from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. He is married to Aviva Rich and has two daughters, Charlotte and Evelyn. The Quint’s reside in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati.
Christine is a Wealth Management Advisor who has a general practice with a focus on corporate executives and business owners, especially women executives and women business owners. She has been in the financial services industry for 31 years. She has worked for super regional as well as global banks. She continues to be passionate around financial literacy and has worked with the Cincinnati Public Schools My Tomorrow program. She has also written articles related to budgeting and college financing for young individuals. Most recently she has been involved with the Lindner Women in Business affinity group at the University of Cincinnati, her alma mater.
Christine has been involved with United Way, Dress for Success, American Heart Association, ArtsWave and is a current board member for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. She is a graduate of class 39 of the Leadership Cincinnati program through the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Christine and her husband, Andy have 3 children and reside in Indian Hill. She enjoys sports, art, gardening and is an avid outdoor recreation participant.