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COVINGTON CATHOLIC NORTHERN KENTUCKIAN OF THE YEAR

The Northern Kentuckian of the Year Award was established in 1996 to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders dedicated to the economic and social well-being of the Northern Kentucky region.

Friday, May 10, 2019

11:15 a.m. - 1:30 pm at

Northern Kentucky Convention Center



2019 Honoree

MR. J. MICHAEL SCHLOTMAN

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Kroger Co.

EVENT SPONSOR:

ABOUT MIKE SCHLOTMAN

Mike Schlotman is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Kroger Co. Mike recently announced his retirement after 34 years with the company. Since 1985 he has held a variety of leadership positions but most recently is responsible for Accounting, Capital Management, Facility Engineering, Finance, Investor Relations, Pension Management, Real Estate, Shared Services, Tax and Treasury, Jewelry Stores, Corporate Reporting and Insights, Data Integrity and Risk Management.

Mike is active in community service as well. He is the Chairman of the Kenton County Airport Board (CVG), a member of the Board of Directors of Ohio National Financial Services and a member of the CNBC Global Council of CFO’s.

He was recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier as an outstanding Director for service on the Kenton County Airport Board (CVG) and was named to the class of 2016 Gatton School of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame.

Mike, along with his two brothers, are graduates of Covington Catholic High School. Mike, class of 1975, ran track, played football and was a member of the National Honor Society during his time at CovCath. His senior year, the track team won the Regional Championship despite having no track to practice on. Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky.

Mike lives in Kentucky with his wife Teri and they have one son who is getting married in the fall.

The Northern Kentuckian of the Year luncheon benefits Covington Catholic High School’s tuition assistance program. During the 2018-19 school year, 109 students have been awarded $463,000 in financial aid. Covington Catholic and its alumni positively impact the Northern Kentucky community, and the luncheon provides a vehicle for the business community to support Covington Catholic’s tradition of excellence in education.

The Northern Kentuckian of the Year Luncheon has raised over $1 million for tuition assistance since its inception. This support has helped hundreds of students experience an education rooted in strong Catholic values and academic excellence. For these students, the opportunity to attend Covington Catholic can be life changing and provides a solid foundation for a successful future.

Covington Catholic received the National Blue Ribbon Award , presented by the U.S. Department of Education, in 2016. It was only 1 of 2 high schools in Kentucky to receive the award, and is the ONLY high school in Kentucky to have received it TWICE in the past decade (previously awarded in 2007).

2019 Committee Members

Daniel R. Groneck, Chair

U.S. Bank (Ret.)

Andrew J. VonLehman ’71, Co-chair

VonLehman & Co.

Jay Bayer

Bayer Becker

Joe Bayer ’06

Fedders Construction

Christopher Bell ’88

PNC Bank

Donald G. Benzinger

Central Bank

Chad Burke ’95

GBBN Architects

Andrew C. Collins ’86

Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC

Conrad Culbertson ‘04

Roeding Insurance

John F. Curtin ’66

Paul Hemmer Company

James J. Danneman ’91

Fifth Third Bank

Michael Dennemann ’88

U.S. Bank

Susan A. Finke

Covington Catholic High School

Andy Gregg ‘13

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

David W. Gronotte ’93

Chase Bank

Bill Holocher ’71

Roeding Insurance

Sean P. McGee ’06

USI Insurance Services, LLC

Cam Murphy ‘13

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Benjie Pieper ’93

TRIVACO

Alex Rechtin ‘04

Roeding Insurance

Robert J. Rowe, Principal

Covington Catholic High School

Kyle Ruschman ’98

Payment Data Systems, Inc.

Tara Leen

Covington Catholic High School

Frank B. Sommerkamp, Jr. ’47

Cincinnati Bell (Ret.)

Eric Spencer ‘05

Ernst & Young

Chad Summe ’98

Quotient Technology

Thomas B. Thelen ’86

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Drew VonLehman ’98

Broadview

John Wagner ’08

Kohnen & Patton LLP


Dan Groneck - 2017


Most Reverend Roger J. Foys - 2016


Andrew J. VonLehman - 2015


Buddy LaRosa - 2014


Paul T. Verst - 2013


Bob Hoffer - 2012


Bob Castellini - 2011

Dennis & Joyce Griffin - 2010

John Domaschko - 2009


Matth. Toebben - 2008

Joe Gross - 2007

John Yeager - 2006

Bill Robinson - 2005

Ray Biel - 2004

Ralph Drees - 2003


Paul Hemmer, Sr. - 2002

Bill Butler - 2000

Jim & Bert Huff - 1999

Wayne Carlisle - 1997