Greater Cincinnati’s National Board of Governors
The dedicated members of the Human Rights Campaign's Board of Governors manage the organization's local outreach. They help to build HRC's membership and maintain relationships with Greater Cincinnati.
Each member of the HRC Board of Governors is responsible for coordinating fundraising and volunteer activity in Greater Cincinnati. Members also serve as liaisons between Greater Cincinnati and HRC's staff and boards.
Currently there is a maximum of six Governors assigned to Greater Cincinnati by the National HRC Headquarters.
Elizabeth has been involved with Greater Cincinnati HRC since 2015. She started her activism as the Volunteer Coordinator at the county level for the Hillary campaign. Her professional background is in retail buying, but found her true calling as a mom and household CEO. Having served as the Membership Outreach chair for over 3 years, Elizabeth has turned her advocacy into her occupation. She is excited to create and lead positive changes in her community with the hope of building a more progressive and understanding environment. She also looks forward to turning her focus toward growing Fed Club/Fed Club Council.
Elizabeth owes a large part of her new found strength and confidence to the 2019 HRC Women and Leadership Cohort. Elizabeth loves to read, try new recipes, and travel with her husband.
Troy has been a member of the Greater Cincinnati HRC Steering committee for four years where he serves as the digital marketing chair and now Fed Club co-chair. In the past, he has served five years on the Cincinnati Gay & Lesbian Community Center Board. Troy is a business owner of a digital marketing agency called Blue Kaboom, where he helped market and launch the first Cincinnati HRC Color Ball.
Over the years, Troy has learned how valuable HRC is in the current political climate and is highly motivated to help change hearts and minds. He does like to travel to Maine with friends and visit his Niece and Nephew in Florida.
Karen is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Steering Committee, where she has served as co- chair of the Workplace Equality committee and is currently serving as Steering Committee co-chair. As the Workplace co-chair she helped organized events to educate the business community on providing a more inclusive workplace for LGBT employees. Her clear thinking skills have served her well in her HRC roles.
Karen works as a Customer Support Manager at GE Aviation, and has co-chaired the GLBTA Alliance at GE Aviation and for the GE business as a whole. She is most proud of the work she did to help educate GE employees on the LGBT community.