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2021 Northern Kentucky Cabinet is Set

Cabinet chair is Tim Kerdolff; Co-chair is Kris Knochelmann
August 3, 2021

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (July 30, 2021) - Members of the UWGC Northern Kentucky Campaign Cabinet are rolling up their proverbial sleeves to help with the 2021 campaign. The members are:

Chair: Tim Kerdolff, Fifth Third Bank

Co-chair: Kris Knochelmann, Judge Executive, Kenton County

Cabinet Members: Dr. Angie Taylor, Taylor Career Strategies; and Beth Vice, VonLehman

We asked the campaign chair and co-chair to tell us a bit about themselves.


Tim KerdolfName: Tim Kerdolff

Occupation: Wealth management adviser at Fifth Third Private Bank.

Family: Wife, Marsha; sons, John (age 5) and James (almost 2).

Home: I am a lifelong Northern Kentucky resident. My family and I live in Fort Mitchell, and I grew up in Edgewood.

My first introduction to United Way was: Through my company, Fifth Third. The bank has been a longtime partner of United Way, and our corporate culture reflects our commitment to engagement and community development, values that led to my initial connectivity and continued involvement with United Way.

I’m involved with the United Way campaign because: I’ve been involved with the United Way in varying capacities the past eight years through the Board Orientation Leadership Development program, the Northern Kentucky Program Monitoring Committee, Call for Partners Review Committee, and most recently the NKY Action Council. I’ve seen firsthand the great work United Way does in the community and I’m excited to help with the 2021 campaign.

Among the ways I see United Way making a difference in Northern Kentucky: Bringing people, organizations, and resources together to problem solve and help build solutions that help families throughout the NKY region. An example of this occurred last year with the Digital Equity program where United Way’s Northern Kentucky Office partnered to provide internet access to over 1,200 homes during the pandemic, which helped more than 2,600 children learn remotely.

My favorite thing about Northern Kentucky: That you can drive down any major road and quickly be in so many distinct cities while still maintaining that shared Northern Kentucky community feeling.

What I do in my spare time: I have a lot of varied interests, but I most enjoy spending time playing with my sons as they get older and are starting to enjoy more activities.

If there’s one thing I want my neighbors in northern Kentucky to know about United Way, it’s: United Way is partnering, leading, and impacting so many people and organizations within NKY. Now more than ever, many families in NKY need support. As a community we have a tremendous opportunity to come together to help each other, and to have a long-term impact on our region.




Kris Knockleman Name: Kris Knochelmann

Occupation: Kenton County Judge Executive and president/owner of Schneller Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air.

Family: Wife, Lisa; children Liz, Ben and Drew.

Home: Crescent Springs.

My first introduction to United Way was: Helping with our family campaign decades ago, committing to weekly payroll deduction.

I’m involved with the United Way campaign because: Lives are changed. From children to the elderly, this has always been one of the best ways for all of us to pitch in and collectively do more than we could do alone. Next to giving at church, this was the first thing I was taught by my father to be a part of.

Among the ways I see United Way making a difference in Northern Kentucky: For children who need assistance, I have seen the benefits especially through organizations like Children Inc. /Learning Grove.

My favorite thing about Northern Kentucky: The kindness of the residents. When the world seems to be getting less civil, Northern Kentucky residents stay focused on being kind and helpful to their neighbors.

What I do in my spare time: Spend time with family and friends, and go to the beach.

If there’s one thing I want my neighbors in Northern Kentucky to know about United Way, it’s: Every penny goes to a good use that has been well vetted. The giving here will make a difference. Be a part of the good things United Way stands for.

United, We Can

Building a strong community where all people can thrive depends on your generous support.

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