Sean Brune

Operations Director

Open

Communications Director

Ryan Goellner

Public Relations Director

Open

Educational Services Director

Tom Grogan

Scholarship Reviewer

Lexington

Chapter Lead - Open

Fund Raising Chair - Open

Small Business Chair - Open

Educational Outreach Chair - Open

Evansville

Chapter Lead - Open

Fund Raising Chair - Open

Small Business Chair - Open

Educational Outreach Chair - Open

Pending

Volunteer Director

Dayton

Chapter Lead - Open

Fund Raising Chair - Open

Small Business Chair - Open

Educational Outreach Chair - Open

Open

Scholarship Reviewer

Open

Scholarship Reviewer

Open

Technology Director

Open

Localized Event Director

Noah Kling

Chairman & Executive Director

David Combs

Marketing Director

Columbus

Chapter Lead - Open

Fund Raising Chair - Open

Small Business Chair - Open

Educational Outreach Chair - Open

Open

Educational Outreach Director

Louisville

Chapter Lead - Open

Fund Raising Chair - Open

Small Business Chair - Open

Educational Outreach Chair - Open

Cleveland

Chapter Lead - Open

Fund Raising Chair - Open

Small Business Chair - Open

Educational Outreach Chair - Open

Educational Services Understudy: Brandon Ulm

Akron

Chapter Lead - Open

Fund Raising Chair - Open

Small Business Chair - Open

Educational Outreach Chair - Open

Fort Wayne

Chapter Lead - Open

Fund Raising Chair - Open

Small Business Chair - Open

Educational Outreach Chair - Open

Board of Directors

Everyone on staff are community volunteers that believe in strengthening the community through advocacy and education.

Open

Scholarship Reviewer

Indianapolis

Chapter Lead - Open

Fund Raising Chair - Open

Small Business Chair - Open

Educational Outreach Chair - Open

Scholarship Review Board

Our vision is to create a sustainable organization that grows to include a national LGBT Scholarship network as we reinvent the functionality of scholarship programs. Our primary focus is to support and promote a future workforce that illustrates the depth and breadth of our nation’s diverse population and Proud Scholars is committed to working with our partners to drive business growth, hire premier candidates and retain top talent.


Our mission is to promote a diverse workforce by providing scholarships to students within the LGBT community by partnering with corporate, small business and not-for-profit organizations that value and prioritize respect, diversity and inclusion. We seek to provide these students with mentoring services throughout their college experience and expand those efforts to include tailored career counseling by connecting interns and graduates with our partner organizations ’ recruiting teams.


As an organization, Proud Scholars is committed to actively recruiting diverse LGBT talent for internship programs and entry-level positions with our partner sponsors. We believe all businesses benefit from a diverse workforce and that, in turn, the communities we serve are better represented and provide a more sustainable business resource for organizations of all sizes.


Proud Scholars is strategically based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Our location in America’s Queen City lends us the unique opportunity to serve the needs of LGBT students across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, and we are excited to partner with some of the worlds largest and most respected businesses. Together we can strengthen and diversify the Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Louisville, Lexington, and Indianapolis metropolitan areas and expand our scope of influence to include the entirety of each state.

Board Officers


Noah Kling      Alison Keller     Sean Brune     John Bell     Sarah Egbers

Alison Keller

Finance Director

Open

Corporate Sponsorship Director

Andrea Muhlhauser

Main Events Director

Main Events Understudy: Travis Green

Local Chapters

John Bell

Interfaith Services Director

Toledo

Chapter Lead - Open

Fund Raising Chair - Open

Small Business Chair - Open

Educational Outreach Chair - Open

Tamara Price Arment

Scholarship Administration Director