CHRISTINE NEITZKE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Christine Neitzke is an award-winning entrepreneur, marketer, and executive. An Ohio native and Miami University business graduate, Christine has put her skills in media relations, strategic planning, marketing, design, and events management to work in both the public and private sectors. Christine later tapped into her creative side by opening her own interior design practice, which maintained a thriving clientele of more than 30 private customers.
Like most, Christine and her husband Jim never thought their family would be affected by pediatric cancer. Unfortunately, in 2010, their 10-year-old son Matt was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Fortunately, Christine, Jim, Matt and Sam, who was 12 at the time, had the support of family, friends, and the community; many other inpatients/families were not as fortunate. Motivated by the lack of support some of Matt’s fellow pediatric cancer patients had in their lives, Christine, together with her best friend, created The Dragonfly Foundation. Today, Matt Neitzke is cancer-free and The Dragonfly Foundation has grown to support thousands and thousands.
Christine, a leading influencer in Cincinnati, OH, has been honored with multiple awards, including the Jefferson Award, Lead Magazine’s C-Suite Award, Venue Magazine’s Women of Influence and Civic Leadership Awards, and the Maureen Donnelly Courage Award.
Outside of her work at The Dragonfly Foundation, Christine enjoys spending time with her husband and their basset and bloodhound. She and her husband also relish every opportunity they have to visit their two boys at Miami University in Oxford, OH (Christine's alma mater).
AWARDS RECEIVED BY DRAGONFLY
Under Christine’s guidance, The Dragonfly Foundation has been recognized by Lead Magazine as recipient of the Emerging Business Award (2018), a finalist for the 2016 Business Awards in the Non-Profit Category by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Northern Kentucky Regional Chamber’s Emerging 30 (2015) Duke Energy Children’s Museum as a Difference Maker Award nominee in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014-2015.
Senior Vice President of Development
Treasurer, Director of Business Operations
Director of Patient/Hospital Programs
Patient/Family Relations Manager
Community Relations Manager
Director of Programs, Chicago
Manager of Student Programs (Part-time)
Finance Manager (Part-time)
Property Manager of the New Landing
Investor, Philanthropist and Dragonfly Board Chair
Robert Brown, Esq
Board Secretary & Attorney at Graydon Head
Board Treasurer & President/Chief Financial Officer, TTRI, LLC
Regional President, ProMark
Jennifer Chung, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, The Christ Hospital Health Network
Executive Director, Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati/UC Health
Co-Owner at Agra Greenhouse Group LLC
Chief Technology Advisor, Worldwide Technologies & Dragonfly Board Member/Volunteer CTO
Central Region Territory Manager, Lamar Advertising
Sr. Vice President, Investments, Raymond James
Marty & Amanda Brennaman
Hall of Fame Broadcasting Legend, Voice of the Cincinnati Reds on Radio & Dragonfly Spokesman
CEO, Marsh Brand Partners
Founder & CEO, Encore Technologies
President, Midwest Cactus & Pandy Cotton Candy
Owner/Operator, Tony’s Steaks & Seafood
Entrepreneur/Consultant at L.W. Speer& Associates LLC & Markley Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and Corporate Innovation at Miami University, Oxford, OH
Executive Director/COO, The Christ Hospital
Founder and CEO at Lead Tribune Media Group
Chief Technology Officer, Microland
Capital Campaign Leadership for Cincinnati
The Dragonfly Foundation in Cincinnati has initiated a capital campaign to support our new patient/family space at 506 Oak Street, Cincinnati, OH.
The initiative is being managed by:
Dave Cook, Capital Campaign & Board Chair
Jim Neitzke, Treasurer & Dragonfly Board Member
External Relations Committee
The Dragonfly Foundation has created a committee of speakers and marketers to provide advocacy support.
The committee includes:
Committee Chair: Brad Cates, Dragonfly Board Member & CEO, ProSource
Bill Carigan, Dragonfly Board Member & Regional President, ProMark
Jen Chung, MD, Dragonfly Board Member and Doctor, The Christ Hospital
Dwayne Emerson, Technology & Business Strategy Executive, Dragonfly Board Member & CTO, and Consultant
Tom Fahey, Dragonfly Board Member and VP, Territory Manager, Lamar Advertising
Mark Fields, Sales, iHeart
Tory Kennedy, Wordsworth Communications
Kalonji Martin, Senior Solutions Manager, Frontline Education
Megan Ossenbeck, Property Manager, Cushman Wakefield
Regan Schmidt, Esq., Attorney, Taft
Greg Vehr, VP, Vehr Communications & Dragonfly Board President
Technology Team Advisors
Technology Strategy Consultant and Dragonfly CTO & B
Chief Technology Officer, Microland
Software Developer, EASi
Chief Information Officer, Fifth Third
Krishna Babu Mohan Babu
Tata Consulting Services
Annual Reports, IRS Forms, and Audited Financials
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