Team

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Renika J. Smiley

Founder Renika J. Smiley first launched Generation NOW as a LinkedIn Networking Happy Hour Event, hosted at local bars. Her first events featured a diverse speaking panel and began with an audience of 40-75 young professionals in Igby's private second floor. Fortune 500 corporate offices soon replaced Igby’s when attendance grew to 200+.

Renika's tenacity proves that it's not about the start, it's about how you finish! Generation NOW has highlighted 200+ local businesses. We’ve honored 150+ young professionals with awards and plaques for career achievement. The organization has locked in community partnerships and sponsorships with companies like RDI, Nielsen, P&G, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, and more. The success of this program has won loyal followers by offering job opportunities, building business clientele, developing professional growth for young professionals, strengthening panelists’ speaking skills, and promoting inclusion to grow our community.

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CEO of Dr. MCJ Consulting LLC, Monique is committed to helping individuals and businesses open doors, break barriers, and elevate their game. She’s a versatile leader with over 20 years of knowledge and experience in career development, diversity and inclusion, leadership, and teaching.

Monique uses her vision and leadership abilities to help individuals with career management and organizations with strategic planning by collaborating with key stakeholders, developing innovative solutions, and solving organizational dilemmas in nonprofits, education, and government agencies.

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MORE ABOUT DR. MONIQUE'S CONSULTING:

Dr. MCJ Consulting LLC believes that both organizations and individuals are capable of transformation and positive change.  We embrace a holistic approach with our career coaching clients because we recognize the breadth of unique talent, experiences, and needs.  We also offer consulting services that enable us to partner with organizations that value diversity, equity, and inclusion and are ready to strategically embed practices that promote belonging and a workplace culture that transcends.  We help our clients to grow from the inside out through group and individual coaching, interactive workshops, and data-based consulting services.

Law

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ERIN CHILDS

Attorney

Probono Partnership Ohio

Accounting

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STEPHANIE ALLGEYER

CPA

VonLeham CPA & Advisory Firm

Development

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REBECCA VACHON 

Development Manager

The Nonprofit Spot

Creative Team

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JOSH "KOSH" KELLY

Creative Director

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BRENDAN CAINE

Brand Influencer

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ANDRE WHALEY/MR. 12AM

Photographer/

Cinematographer

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JAMES BATES

Video Production Lead

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SETH HOLSTON

Video Director

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MAKAYLA BOYD

Production & Content Manager

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SHAWDALE THOMAS

Photographer

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BRIAN FIGUEROA

Freelance Audio Editor and Music Composer

Volunteers

Website

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BECKY LUK

UX/UI Design Assistance

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JAMES CHARLES

Website Technical Support

Software Developer

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ABIOLA J. OLAGUNJU

Website Developer

Engineer

Event Management

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JENNIFER MEHLTRETTER

Event Project Plan

Education Program Manager

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ALESSIA ALFIERONI

Event Budget Creation

Event Planner

Nonprofit Operations Administration

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BETH MCCAULEY

HR Advisor

Human Resource Professional

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REMY MARLATT

Board Retreat Planner

Training & Development

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LAURIE ZORN

SWOT Analysis Facilitator

Organization Development

Graphic Design and Branding

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BRUNO ARAUJO

Logo & Brand Identity Designer

Creative Manager

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LEEANN TRANG

Graphic Designer

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NISHA KRISHNAN

Logo & Brand Identity

Engineer

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TIM EVANCHO

Graphic Designer

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OMONIYI ALABI

Illustrations Designer

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ALLY RZESA

Infographic Design

SHAN CLESCERI

Graphic Designer, RSVP Designs

Research & Development

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MARY SCHOOLER

Data Crunching & Analysis

Analytics Professional

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TEODORA VASSILEVA

Survey Development

Talent & Culture Analyst

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NANCY ROMAN

Market Analysis

Associate Director

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KARTHIKEYAN P.

Data Collection Plan

Data Analyst

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Dea Wang

Data Visualization

Real Estate Analytics

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KENT WEBER

Marketing Channel

Marketing

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KOLLEEN MUELLER

Social Media Calendar

Fundraising Professional

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MARIANNE CORNEJO

Marketing Strategy

Marketing

Technical

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BILAL KHAN

Google Ads Setup

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MOHAMMAD SHAHBAZ A.

Survey Development

Talent & Culture Analyst

Project Management Team

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KENLEY J.

Project Management Membership Plan

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LORI H.

Survey Development

Talent & Culture Analyst

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TAYO FALAIYE

Video Editing Project Lead

Audio Video Productions

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RAGHAV JONEJA

Intern

Writing

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MEGAN DUNCAN

Copywriter

Editor

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JENNIFER MAYNARD

Content Writer

Content Management

Organizational Strategy

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PEDRO PICCOLI SOARES

Pricing Strategy

Executive Advanced Profit Manager

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GAINES HAYES

Success Metrics

Data Analytics Professional

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YAGEV ITZHAK

Leadership Coach

Group Chairman

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RICHARD SHIPLEY

Logo & Brand Identity

Engineer