New Members Appointed to Cincinnati Ballet Board of Trustees

August 3, 2017

Cincinnati Ballet President & CEO Scott Altman is proud to announce the addition of five new members to Cincinnati Ballet’s Board of Trustees.

Cincinnati Ballet continues to grow rapidly by expanding its reach, increasing the number of performances it provides, and broadening the impact of the Otto M. Budig Academy, among other initiatives. As such, it is imperative that the organization continue to enhance the strong leadership it receives via its esteemed Board of Trustees.

The newly-appointed board members are Kristin Fishbaugh, Lydia Jacobs-Horton, Daphne Jurgensen, Peter Laffoon, and Katy Moeggenberg. As a group, they bring a wealth of experience, passion, diversity and dedication to Cincinnati Ballet, and to the larger Cincinnati arts community.

“An organization as special as Cincinnati Ballet deserves to have the most engaged, hard-working and well-connected board it possibly can,” says Altman. “There is no doubt that the addition of these five important individuals – coupled with their love of the ballet – will have a tremendous, far-reaching impact on the long-term growth of the organization.  We’re very proud and honored that they have committed themselves to these important roles.”

Kristin Fishbaugh joins Cincinnati Ballet’s Board of Trustees with an extensive background in both the private and non-profit sectors. In addition to her role as a Senior Wealth Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager for Riverpoint Capital Management, Ms. Fishbaugh has volunteered with – and served on the board for – the Central Parkway YMCA and United Way BOLD Steering Committee. Before joining the Board of Trustees, she served as Treasurer and in other key roles for Cincinnati Ballet’s Young Professionals group.

Lydia Jacobs-Horton is a seasoned professional and volunteer, with years of executive leadership experience. After retiring from Procter & Gamble, Ms. Horton founded JAKE Advisors, a firm that specializes in strategic planning and decision solutions. She sits on the boards of several private companies in Cincinnati, and is an Adjunct Professor at University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business.

Daphne Jurgensen is a longtime supporter of Cincinnati Ballet, both as a dedicated subscriber and Étoile member. As a former Cincinnati Ben-Gal Cheerleader, she has strong ties to the dance community, and is a dedicated fundraiser for CincyDance! in Washington Park. An active philanthropist, Ms. Jurgensen recently completed her term as Chapter #50 President at Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, in addition to a number of other charitable involvements.

Peter Laffoon brings over 30 years of financial and business experience, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit, to the Board of Trustees. Currently, Mr. Laffoon is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley, and is also a former partner at Seasongood & Mayor. Prior to this, he was a restaurateur and entrepreneur that owned and operated a popular downtown restaurant.

Katy Moeggenberg is an Associate Director of Digital/eCommerce at Procter & Gamble, and a leader within the Cincinnati arts and fitness communities. Ms. Moeggenberg is an internationally-published fitness author, yoga instructor, and owner/instructor of a local dance and martial arts school with her husband.  She and her students have participated in many community events, including, What Moves Us at the Aronoff Center, Summerfair, and Cincinnati Ballet’s CincyDance! in Washington Park.

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