2013 Leadership Luncheon

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

“Leadership development is always on our minds at CCU. It’s our mission to equip students with the character, skill, insight, and vision they need to be effective servant leaders–and it’s exciting that we share these goals with so many like-minded business leaders in Cincinnati.”

David Faust, President, Cincinnati Christian University

CCU provides the Leadership Luncheon free of charge to encourage and inspire local business and community leaders.

Attire:  Business

Registration is open now. To register, click here to go to our Eventbrite page.

For additional information, email Wendy Spalding at wendy.spalding@CCUniversity.edu.


Karen Carnahan

In her role as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Document Management Division, Karen has a team of 2,000 employee-partners, in over 90 locations throughout North America. Karen recently celebrated her 33rdAnniversary with Cintas, where she has held the positions of Vice President and Treasurer, and Vice President of Corporate Development (Mergers and Acquisitions). In 2008, Karen assumed the role of President  & COO of the Document Management Division, which includes Document Destruction and Document Storage and Imaging solutions to more than 160,000 Customers.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio).  She has received numerous awards, such as the Cintas Excalibur Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in attitude, performance, and loyalty.  Karen has also received numerous community awards including the 2009 YWCA Career Woman of Achievement, and being named the 2008 Woman of Excellence by the West Chester (OH) Chamber Alliance.

Karen has a passion and commitment for philanthropy in the local community.  She and her family are proud to be a Founding Family of the Community Foundation of West Chester / Liberty, (CFWCL) which seeks to carry on the works of charitable giving and improve the quality of life in the West Chester / Liberty area.  Karen was also a founding member of the Women’s Giving Circle of the CFWCL.

Karen is very dedicated to her work and to employee-partners and spends many hours mentoring men and women to help them succeed.  From joining the company as a staff accountant in 1979 to becoming President & COO of the Document Management Division, Karen has dedicated her life along the way to serving others at work and in the community. Karen serves on the Presidents Advisory Board at Cincinnati Christian University.

Jim Breech

Jim Breech is a retired National Football League kicker, best known for the thirteen seasons he spent with the Cincinnati Bengals. He played in Super Bowls XVI and XXIII (making every field goal and extra point he attempted in those games), and holds the Bengals all-time scoring record with 1,152 points. He was a perfect 9-for-9 in overtime field goals, an NFL record. A friend of CCU for several years, Jim also serves on the board of directors for Kicks for Kids, a local non-profit organization that helps at-risk children.