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REDI Cincinnati recognizes Brian Hodgett as the Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III Upward and Onward! Award Winner

CINCINNATI – March 27, 2024 – During REDI Cincinnati’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting presented by JobsOhio and PNC at the Andrew J. Brady Music Center on Tuesday, March 7, the organization honored Brian Hodgett, Procter & Gamble’s vice president, state government relations and Ohio community relations, as the Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III Upward and Onward! Award winner. Named in honor of the late attorney and Greater Cincinnati economic developer, the award recognizes an individual who embodies the qualities of:

  • Regionalism – supporting REDI’s mission to unite the region to compete globally
  • Activism – serving as a tireless champion of economic development
  • Spirit – living with enthusiasm and passion for the progress of our three-state region
  • Optimism – jumping into action regardless of the challenge

Hodgett serves as vice president of State Government Relations and Ohio Community Relations at Procter & Gamble, overseeing government affairs and community relations in the Tri-State region. In addition to being a founding member of REDI Cincinnati’s Executive Committee and Chair from 2018-2019, Hodgett serves on several executive committees and boards, including Cintrifuse, 3CDC, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Workforce Innovation Center, the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee and a member of The Commonwealth Club.

“Brian is active both personally and professionally — he makes things happen, and that’s the foundational meaning of the Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III Upward and Onward! Award,” said Kimm Lauterbach, REDI Cincinnati president and CEO. “His influence is in every project, as evidenced by his distinctive touch on the region’s endeavors. Brian’s deliberate efforts help power the region’s growth, and his pivotal role in the inception and ongoing support of REDI Cincinnati underscores his commitment to advancing the region’s economic development. His unwavering dedication is reflected in his enduring presence on the Executive Committee, a testament to his invaluable contributions.”

“I am proud to have been part of REDI Cincinnati’s work from its inception with partners across the region who believe that Cincinnati has incredible potential for growth,” said Brian Hodgett, Procter & Gamble vice president, state government relations and Ohio community relations. It has been rewarding to watch the success of REDI’s efforts to put Cincinnati on a map over the last decade as a place where businesses and professionals can thrive, and I’m excited about the opportunities to accelerate that success in the future for the Cincinnati region.”

About REDI Cincinnati
The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati is the first point-of-contact for companies locating or growing in the 15-county region at the heart of southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana. REDI Cincinnati is supported by top business leaders and community partners and staffed by a team of economic development experts who are uniting the Cincinnati region to compete globally.

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