Key Connections What brings young professionals to Cincinnati and what makes them stay

Tessa Xuan, 25, executive director, Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Key Connections: Procter & Gamble, Asian Community Alliance, Asian Food Fest, Women Walking West

William Thomas II, 32, co-founder, Mortar Cincinnati

Key Connections: Strive Partnership and Cincinnati Preschool Promise (former Strive exec Greg Landsman is a mentor)

Brett Santoferraro, 26, senior project leader, Amend Consulting

Key Connections: Chamber's Cincy NEXT program, Cincinnati Works volunteer, interned at Toyota in Erlanger

Paaras Parker, 33, head of talent, 84.51

Key Connections: Diversity consultant Janet Reid is a mentor, Macy's Inc., Greater Cincinnati Foundation Women's Fund, Karen Wellington Foundation

Megan Belden, 28, client service director, Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience

Key Connections: Xavier University, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, P&G Global Fem Care President Fama Francisco is a mentor

Nia Baucke, 26, director of external relations, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts

Key Connections: Xavier University, Peoples Church, Cincinnati Preschool Promise (leader Greg Landsman is a mentor)

Ross Patten, 27, economic development specialist, city of Covington

Key Connections: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Vernon Manor redevelopment, William Fischer, Cincinnati economic development manager, is a mentor

Rolando Archila, 31, entrepreneur

Key Connections: Artswave Tidal Arts x Tech winner, Seed Strategy founder Susan Jones is a mentor

Amanda Gonzales Grossmann, 32, analytics engineer, InfoTrust LLC

Key Connections: Procter & Gamble, Cinrifuse, Girl Develop It

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Dan Monk


Illustration by Kevin Necessary, photographs by Mark Bowen

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