our team

coming together for good

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Nancy Grayson

As President and CEO, Nancy is responsible for implementing the vision and strategic direction of Horizon Community Funds, working collaboratively with other community leaders to serve the community’s needs.

A recognized leader, Nancy has served on numerous boards of organizations dedicated to improving education, promoting healthy family relationships, and preserving the natural resources and history of Kentucky. She currently serves on the Metropolitan Club Board of Governors, the Endow Kentucky Commission, and the LINK Media LLC Board of Directors.

Nancy has received various awards, including the Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year Award (2022), the NKY Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Award (2021), the Venue Magazine Woman of Influence Award (2019), the Northern Kentucky Tribune Newsmaker Award (2018), and the Northern Kentucky Champion for Education Award (2011). She is also an alumna of Leadership Northern Kentucky (2009). She graduated summa cum laude in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

She currently resides in Boone County with her husband, Trey; their two daughters, Alex and Kate; and their miniature dachshund, Oliver. Her top weekend activities include working in her garden, attending local music concerts and festivals, and experimenting with new recipes using one of her many kitchen gadgets.

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATION

aaron slovin

aslovin@horizonfunds.org | 859.292.2850

Aaron is responsible for the development of the accounting department and providing accurate and timely financial reporting to best serve the organization and the community. Aaron earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a Master of Science in Finance from University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business.

Aaron currently lives in Mt. Lookout with his wife, Rachel, and their daughter, Olivia. He lived in Covington for several years prior to that and is an active Covington Partners mentor. Outside of work he enjoys being outdoors, playing tennis, and attending concerts.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND ENGAGEMENT

mary kate vanderglas

Mary Kate’s work as the Director of Marketing and Engagement focuses on bringing Horizon Community Funds’ brand to life through storytelling and connecting with the community. She graduated from the University of South Carolina and worked in Chicago for a period following college. After returning to the Greater Cincinnati area, she became involved in various professional networks and nonprofit organizations.

Mary Kate and her husband, Justin, live in Mt. Lookout with their two children, Timothy and Kit. She enjoys traveling, making new connections in the community, and exploring the many hidden gems of Northern Kentucky.

our council of trustees

  • Kit

    Andrews

    Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Bahl & Gaynor

    Neighborhood: Newport

  • Rich

    Boehne

    Board Chairman, Retired Chairman and CEO, The E.W. Scripps Company

    Neighborhood: Newport

  • Bill

    Butler

    Chairman of Corporex Companies, LLC

    Neighborhood: Covington

  • Garren

    Colvin

    President and CEO, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

    Neighborhood: Crescent Springs

  • Lewis

    Diaz

    Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl

    Neighborhood: Union

  • Barbara

    Drees Jones

    Vice President of Marketing, Drees Homes

    Neighborhood: Hebron

  • Crystal

    Faulkner

    Partner, MCM CPAs & Advisors

    Neighborhood: Mt. Adams

  • Kris

    Knochelmann

    Judge Executive, Kenton County

    Neighborhood: Crescent Springs

  • Bob

    Kohlhepp

    Retired Chief Executive Officer, Cintas

    Neighborhood: Covington

  • Valerie

    Newell

    Chairman and Managing Director, Mariner Wealth Advisors

    Neighborhood: Covington

  • Roger

    Peterman

    Managing Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl

    Neighborhood: Ft. Thomas

  • Donna

    Salyers

    Founder and Owner, Donna Salyers Fabulous-Furs

    Neighborhood: Covington

  • Paul

    Sartori

    Principal, Legacy Financial

    Neighborhood: Crestview Hills

  • Bob

    Sathe

    Chairman, MCF Advisors

    Neighborhood: Cincinnati

  • Chuck

    Scheper

    Chairman, Bexion Pharmaceuticals

    Neighborhood: Covington

  • Mike

    Schlotman

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Kroger Co.

    Neighborhood: Ft. Mitchell

  • Paul

    Verst

    Chief Executive Officer, Verst Group Logistics and Zenith Logistics

    Neighborhood: Cold Spring

  • Jim

    Votruba

    Retired President, Northern Kentucky University

    Neighborhood: Lakeside Park

  • Mary

    Zalla

    President, Maplelawn Hospitality

    Neighborhood: Covington

  • Bob

    Zapp

    Retired Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Kentucky

    Neighborhood: Covington