GBBNs Kenat Named to Leadership Cincinnati Class XXXI

Congratulations to GBBN principal, Steven T. Kenat, AIA, for being selected by Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber as a member of its Leadership Cincinnati USA Class XXXI. Steve will be a part of an intense, 10-month program that will provide him with a valuable overview of regional issues and the opportunity to interact with institutions and political leaders.

The program seeks out individuals from a cross-section of the community who represent the region's top level of leadership. In addition to leadership, the program focuses on a number of key elements of society including: education, economic development, diversity, justice, the arts, government, health, human services and housing.

A member of the Business Courier's Forty Under 40 class of 2006, Steve's commitment to the community, as well as the firm, makes him an ideal choice for Leadership Cincinnati. As GBBN's Director Development Mixed-Use Market, Steve has been integrally involved in projects such as the Newport AquariumNewport on the Levee, Harbor Greene, Soaring Eagle Lodge and Covington Square to name a few. In addition to managing complex design projects, he brings expertise to GBBN's Strategic Planning, Diversity, and Design Committees.

Ron Brown, chair of the Leadership Cincinnati steering committee and chairman and CEO of Milacron summed it up when he stated that Leadership Cincinnati combines top-notch programming with personal interaction, resulting in positive results in the region. He went on to say that he believes the Class of XXXI will continue the tradition of demonstrating a high level of passion and energy.

Passionate for community service, Steve is currently leading projects for Museum Center, SPCA, Ronald McDonald House and United Way. A past President of AIA Cincinnati, and a volunteer for many AIA programs and events, he currently volunteers with CABVI, the Urban Renaissance team for Cincinnati USA, and his church.

Steve graduated in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati’s College of DAAP.  He and his wife, Heidi Jark, live in North Avondale with daughter ‘Cat,’ and two dogs.