Board of Directors

2021 Board of Directors

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Amanda Bentley Fessler

Board Chair

Private Wealth Business Development Specialist, The Evelo/Singer/Sullivan Group

 

Amanda joined The Evelo|Singer|Sullivan Group in 2011. As a Private Wealth Business Development Specialist, she coordinates business development and client appreciation events, oversees marketing strategies to promote the team to affluent families, and ultimately helps the team deliver a unique client experience. Amanda holds the Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM (AWMA®) designation.  

Amanda received her B.A. from Northern Kentucky University. She is active in the Greater Cincinnati community; passionate about causes that empower women and girls and is currently serving as a board chair for Kenzie’s Closet.

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Brynne F. Coletti

Founder and Emeritus Board Member

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LaTasha Youngblood

Vice Chair

Director of Program 
Services, St. Joseph Orphanage

 

LaTasha was previously the Assistant Principal of School Environment at Lighthouse Community School. She has been in education for ten years and pervious experience includes Admission Representative for Brown Mackie College and Assistant Manager for US Bank. LaTasha graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor Liberal Arts degree. LaTasha has received two Master Degrees in Adult Learning and Training and Teacher Leadership from Capella University. LaTasha is passionate about working with youth who come from challenging backgrounds and showing them life changing experiences. She has referred students to Kenzie’s closet for six years and is looking forward to bringing her perspective and enthusiasm to the mission. 

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Robert Coletti

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Robert Lesan III

Treasurer

Partner, KMK Law

Rob Lesan is Co-Leader of the firm’s Business Representation & Transactions Group. He has broad experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures encompassing both public and private acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, co-investments, joint ventures and general corporate matters. 

Rob has substantial experience in technology transactions, representing firm clients in matters ranging from traditional software licensing and development to structuring sophisticated cloud services offerings. Rob is a co-chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Team.

In addition to his M&A and technology focus, Rob also acts in a general counsel capacity for numerous firm clients. He has advised clients such as Cintas Corporation, AtriCure, Inc., American Financial Group, Inc., Belcan Corporation, 84.51 LLC, Orchard Holdings Group, LLC, and Chiquita Brands International, Inc.

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Paula Comisar

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Private Wealth Business Development Specialist, The Evelo/Singer/Sullivan Group

 

Jim has more than three decades of his career invested in the accounting arena – with 20+ years spent serving as a director at Barnes Dennig. His work outside the firm includes industry experience with a local company and four years with a major international accounting firm. This blend of private industry and public accounting experience has given Jim a solid appreciation of what it takes to build a profitable company.

Jim has served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) and the Advisory Board of the University of Cincinnati College of Applied Science, Construction Science Department.

Jim is past president of the Cincinnati Athletic Club and has served on Archbishop Moeller High School’s Education Commission and their Athletic Advisory Board. He was also past president of their Alumni Association. Jim currently serves on the Boards of Resource, Kenzie’s Closet and American Classical Music Hall of Fame. A graduate of Wittenberg University, Jim earned an MBA in finance from Xavier University.

James Donnellon, CPA