Board of Directors



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Since the beginning of the Cincinnati May Festival in 1873, the Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee have overseen the financial aspects of the May Festival and served as the organization’s governing body.

J. Mark Holcomb, Chair

Melanie M. Chavez, Vice Chair

Eric K. Combs, Treasurer

Christine Horan, Secretary

J. Shane Starkey, Executive Committee Adviser

Shelby O. Wood, Friends President

William Appleton
Prescott Bigelow III
David A. Billmire, MD
William Henry Caldwell
Cathy Crain
William G. Creviston
Kelley J. Downing
John G. Earls
Ann A. Ellison
Mary Gimpel
Barbara Hahn
Barbara Harshman
Mary Hemmer
Mike Kelly
Kimberly Kuchenbuch
Wendy D. LeBorgne
Sherie Lynch Marek 
Debra S. Merchant
Patricia C. Misrach
Thomas J. Mueller
Christine Neyer
Cora K. Ogle, PhD
Tracey A. Puthoff
Kathleen T. Rambo
Beau G. Rootring
Mary H. Starkey
Mary Ann Taylor
Jonathan Theders
Jeannine Winkelmann

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Advisory Committee 
(Past Chairs)

Rhoda A. Brooks
Nancy Heffner Donovan
Kelley J. Downing
Gregory L. Ebel
Jerold A. Fink
Thomas D. Heekin
Glenn B. Jeffers
Susan S. Laffoon 
Sherie Lynch Marek 
Charles S. Mechem
Thomas L. Neyer, Jr.
Charles Powers
Carole Tyler Rigaud
J. Shane Starkey 
Robert E. Stautberg
Timothy E. Stautberg
Frank H. Stewart
Gust Totlis
Nancy F. Walker
Ronald H. Yocum

Directors Emeriti
Susan S. Laffoon
Geraldine B. Warner
Alex C. Young
Betsy Young

Honorary Trustee
Steven Monder