The People    
During the planning stages, several task forces and committees worked very hard developing the Ready! Campaign, primarily in 2012 and 2013.
      The Ready! Campaign is directed by a
distinguished panel of community leaders.
Task Force I: High School
General Campaign Chairs:

Bob and Nancy Fairchild
David and Karen Shaffer
Bob Flagel (in memoriam)

Honorary Chairs:

Tina Breitenbach
Wilbur Cohen
Patti Gage
Steve Hightower
Dick Slagle

Legacy Circle:

Jim and Jody Akers
Ken and Janet Cohen
Sarah and Gary Kaup
Bill and Pat Schaefer
Carole and David Schul
Tom and Lynne Wiley

General Campaign Council:

Pat Edwards
Sharon Flagel
Stephen Hightower II
Richard Isroff
Cathie Mulligan
Jamie Murphy
Mike Scorti
Gene Snow
and more to be appointed

John Sawyer (Chair)- retired Realtor
Donna Banks - Atrium Medical Center
Frankie Carlson - Palmer Temps
Tim Carlson - attorney
Betsy Carter - Middletown City Schools
Bob Flagel - optometrist
Denise Hamet - Middletown Economic Development
Angela Howard - Middletown YMCA Director
Brad Levy - Cincinnati State
Pat McNab - Miami University
Patty Pratt - speech pathologist/volunteer
Greg Rassmussen - Middletown Schools Superintendent
Karen Shaffer - Miami University
Pat Ward - retired high school counselor
Tom Wiley - retired hospital administrator

Task Force II: Early Childhood

Cathie Milligan (Co-Chair) - retired Fenwick HS principal

Carole Schul (Co-Chair) - retired preschool teacher

Joy Carothers - Middletown Schools social worker

Carrie Corder - Head Start

Bob Flagel - optometrist

Kim Ginn - 4C for Children

Becky Hackney - Middletown Schools kindergarten

Debbie Houser - Middletown City Schools

Chris Humphrey - United Way, Success by Six

Jordan Kavanaugh - volunteer

Heather Kimbrough - Primary Health Solutions

Elizabeth Lolli - Monroe Schools Superintendent

Todd Moore - financial counselor

Tina Newlin - Miami University

Suzanne Prescott - Butler Co. Education Service Center

Nancy Rasmussen - Butler Co. Education Service Center

Patty Stefanik - Ohio Child Care Resource Referral

Verlena Stewart - Parent Resource Center Director

Lynne Wiley - retired educator


Leadership Committee

Chairman, Dr. Bob Flagel (MCF Board President) - Optometrist 
Ken Cohen - Cohen Brothers 
Patti Gage - community volunteer 
Steve Hightower
- Hightower Petroleum 
Dr. Ray Keifhaber - orthopedic surgeon 
Jean Manning
- Cincinnati State 
Alan McCoy - retired executive, AK Steel 
Dr. Mike Pratt - Miami University 
Tom Wortley
- business owner
Rhonda Freeze (Resource Committee Co-Chair)
- Mayor of Trenton 
Mike Scorti (Resource Committee Co-Chair) - retired factory owner
John Sawyer (Task force I Chair) - retired Realtor
Cathie Mulligan (Task force II Co-Chair) - retired Fenwick HS Principal
Carole Schul (Task force II Co-Chair) - retired preschool teacher
Joan Stonitsch (Marketing Committee Co-Chair) - retired executive, Elizabeth Arden
Tom Dowden (Marketing Committee Co-Chair) - retired salesman
Richard Isroff (Visioning Committee Co-Chair) - jeweler
Jim Burke (Visioning Committee Co-Chair) - retired business owner


Marketing Committee

Joan Stonitsch (Co-Chair) - retired executive, Elizabeth

ArdenTom Dowden (Co-Chair) - retired salesman

Kevin Aldridge - Cox Ohio

Anita Carroll - Midpointe Library System Director

Peggy Darragh-Jeromos - Director, Franklin Chamber

A.J. Huff - Madison Local Schools

Wendy Kissell - ProCare Carpet Cleaning

Joe Mulligan -  attorney

Janis Nein - Alliance Printing

Deborah Silcox - Lexis Nexis

Denise Sommers - volunteer

Ty Thomas - TV Middletown

Mike Wallner     


Resource Committee

Rhonda Freeze (Resource Committee Co-Chair) - Mayor of Trenton

Mike Scorti (Resource Committee Co-Chair) - retired factory owner

Doug Bean - retired, Middletown Library Director

Tom Dowden - retired salesman

Jim Downing - investment advisor

Bob Flagel - optometrist

Patti Gage - volunteer

Karen Halsey - construction company owner

Tom Hazlebaker - Clark Schaefer Hackett CPAs

Mike Long - insurance agent

Dr. Tom Scott - physician

Andy Singer - attorney

Tom Wiley - retired hospital administrator

Scott Zollett - physician

Visioning Committee
Richard Isroff (Co-Chair) - Jeweler

Jim Burke (Co-Chair) - retired business owner

Amy Ashcraft - attorney, Edgewood School Board

David Binder - United Way

Bob Brietenbach - funeral home owner

Dora Bronson - President, Middletown Area NAACP

Susan Combs - retired educator

Kelly Cowen - Miami University

Pat Dupps - volunteer

Bob Flagel - optometrist

Larry Powell - Clark Schaefer Hackett CPAs

Bill Schaefer - Clark Schaefer Hackett CPAs

Gary Shupe - insurance agent

Roger Smith - Abilities First

Kathryn Wood - planning consultant

Mary Deas Wortley - retired social worker

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