testimonial


"Vision 2015 is bold. It's a challenge to everyone in the community that says, if a prospering community is what you want, then roll up your sleeves and play a part in the vision."
-Jim Votruba

Staff


William L. "Bill" Scheyer

In August of 2009, it was announced that Bill Scheyer would lead Vision 2015 . As president, Scheyer is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of Vision 2015, managing the implementation of Northern Kentucky’s 10-year strategic plan.

Before coming to Vision 2015 Scheyer was president of Southbank Partners, Inc., an organization committed to promoting economic impact within Northern Kentucky’s river cities. Prior to Southbank, Scheyer served as city administrator for the City of Erlanger. He has served as president of both the Northern Kentucky and statewide City/County Management Associations. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and an alumnus of both Leadership Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati Regional Leadership Forum.

His involvement in community visioning in Northern Kentucky began with his participation in the Quest process in 1995.

Kara Clark Williams

Kara Williams serves as vice president of communication and strategic initiatives for Vision 2015. As vice president, Williams works with organizational partners and volunteers to oversee project implantation in the areas of educational excellence, economic competitiveness, livable communities, and effective governance. She also coordinates communication efforts, public engagement, and produces publications and marketing pieces for the organization.

Prior to joining Vision 2015, Williams held positions in marketing at Intrinzic Marketing and Design as well as public policy at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Williams is a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky and is past chair of the leadership program.

Williams is actively involved with numerous volunteer activities associated with Northern Kentucky University, the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Chambers of Commerce, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, and a variety of other civic groups. She was also a member of the Vision 2015 Leadership Team during the visioning process. Williams has been named a Business Courier Forty Under 40 Leader of Distinction, a "Power Player" in Cincy Magazine, and a Northern Kentucky Outstanding Woman.

Nancy Costello

Nancy Costello serves as Manager, Education Initiatives with Vision 2015.  She is currently “on loan” as in-kind staff support to the Northern KY Education Council. In this role, she supports strategic action teams of the Council, business/education partnerships, One to One Reading program support and other strategic initiatives supporting education and workforce development.

Before joining Vision 2015, Costello held human resources management positions with several local companies including Chiquita Brands and Great American Financial Resources.  Costello’s most recent volunteer work includes tutoring with One to One: Practicing Reading, Covington Partners Board of Directors and serving as co-chair for an inner city youth sports program through Cincinnati Youth Collaborative.  She represents Vision 2015 on the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board and Every Child Prepared Advisory Council.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Sociology from Miami University and her Master of Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University.


Kristine Frech

Kristine Frech serves as Manager of Strategic Initiatives for Vision 2015. In this role, Frech is responsible for the implementation of initiatives surrounding regional stewardship and livable communities.

Prior to joining Vision 2015 Frech was the Director of YouthBuild of Northern Kentucky through the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission. Frech was a 2008 Teach For America Corps Member, teaching middle school special education at Bishop Spaugh Community Academy in Charlotte, N.C.

Frech is actively involved with Legacy, a young professional’s group through the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and is currently President. Additionally, Frech is a One to One coach at Ninth District Elementary School and serves as a Catechist for Bellarmine Chapel. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology with a minor in English from Xavier University and is currently pursuing her Master's in Educational Administration from Xavier.  

Jill Morenz

Jill Morenz serves as Office Manager for Vision 2015. Working Tuesday through Friday, she assists the President with his schedule, handles accounts payable and receivable, and manages all office functions. 

Morenz moved to this area in 2009 from Illinois, where she had her own business. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

Allison Gates

Allison Gates
 serves as the Scripps Howard Intern for Vision 2015. Gates works Tuesday through Friday and will primarily be providing assistance with the Story Project and Video Competition, as well as myNKY.

Gates is also a Media Specialist working in the Center of Applied Informatics Department at Northern Kentucky University. She will receive her Bachelor of Communications in Electronic Media and Broadcasting with a minor in Media Informatics from NKU in the fall of 2014.