Timothy J. Maloney

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tim spent over 25 years in banking, his last role as Senior Vice President and Region Manager for the U.S. Bank Private Client Services Group. He serves on the boards of ArtsWave, the Arts and Cultural Partnership, LLC, Agenda 360, and the Kentucky Commission on Philanthropy. He also chaired the foundation-giving component of the 2010 United Way campaign. He is a former board member of the Cincinnati May Festival, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Most importantly, Tim was a close personal friend of Carol and Ralph Haile. Tim and his wife Leslie make their home in East Walnut Hills and have two sons residing in Colorado and Cincinnati.


Leslie Maloney

Senior Vice President and Program Manager—Education

Leslie oversees the Foundation's educational investments as well as its human resources and communications activities. Prior to joining the Foundation, Leslie spent 27 years in Human Resources, her last position as a consultant with Hewitt Associates, LLC. She currently serves on several Advisory Boards and Committees, including the StriveTogether National Advisory Board, the Cincinnati Business Committee Education Task Force, the Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Network and the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative Advisory Board. Leslie is the Board President of Cincy Red Bike and Chairs both the StrivePartnership Executive Committee and the Every Child Capital Venture Fund Advisory Committee. She is also a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class XXXIV. Leslie and her husband Tim currently reside in East Walnut Hills and are the parents of two sons currently residing in Cincinnati and Colorado. Like Tim, Leslie was a close personal friend of the Hailes.


Eric Avner

Vice President and Senior Program Manager—Community Development

Prior to joining the Foundation in May, 2008, Eric served as Associate Director of the Cincinnati Business Committee, advising the region’s leading CEOs on economic development strategies and issues. Prior to that, while managing the City of Newport, Kentucky’s downtown revitalization initiative, he led the effort to convert the L&N Bridge into the award-winning "Purple People Bridge." Eric currently serves on a number of local boards, including Cincinnati Development Fund, United Way Research Council, Soapbox Media, Enjoy-the-Arts, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Southbank Partners and Newport Southbank Bridge Company. Eric graduated from Montreal's McGill University (B.A - Urban Systems) and attended Cornell University (M.A. - Historic Preservation Planning). Recognized by Cincinnati Business Courier’s “40 Under Forty” in 2004, he is also a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class XXXI. He and his wife Adrienne reside in Walnut Hills after living several years in a downtown loft.


Christine Bochenek

Vice President—Administration and Senior Program Manager—Human Services and 
U.S. Bank Legacy Initiatives

Chris joined the Foundation in 2007 following 28 years with U.S. Bank that included 25 years in Institutional Trust and Custody Services, Employee Benefits and Trust Operations. Most recently, she served in Private Client Services as Vice President and Regional Operations Manager. She lives in Bridgetown with her husband Christopher and their children.


Chad McCarter

Grants Administrator

Chad joined the Foundation in 2008 after five years of service with U.S. Bank. He has a BA degree in Business Administration from Wilmington College. Chad is also a 2014 graduate of C-Change, a leadership development program for emerging leaders run by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. He resides in Northern Kentucky with his two young children Tyus Siyoum and Samuel Filimon.