Our Staff

The Haile Foundation Staff
 
 
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.
Tim.Maloney@haileusb.org
 
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 StrivePartnership Executive Committee, 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 Bike Share, Inc. and Chair of the Read On! Ventures Advisory Board. 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.
Leslie.Maloney@haileusb.org
 

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 downton loft.
Eric.Avner@haileusb.org

 
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.
Chris.Bochenek@haileusb.org

 
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 wife Nancy and their two young children Tyus Siyoum and Samuel Filimon.
Chad.McCarter@haileusb.org
 
 
People's Liberty Staff
 
Jake Hodesh
Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Jake oversees People's Liberty staff and project implementation schedules while building relationships with creative and entrepreneurial community partners. In his past life, Jake has tackled everything from managing property contracts in New Orleans to working as a policy analyst with the Office of the U.S.T.R. in Washington, D.C. Jake also served as the Executive Director at Creative Coast in Savannah, Georgia.
 
Kate Creason
Program Director
 As Program Director, Kate oversees the People's Liberty talent programs, providing grantees with valuable guidance. Prior to joining People's Liberty, Kate served as Executive Director of MakeWork, an initiative that empowers artists with financial support, resources and showcase opportunities in Chattanooga, Tennessee and designed the NEIdeas competition in collaboration with the New Economy initiative in Detroit, Michigan.
 
Megan Deal
Program Director
As Program Director, Megan oversees the People's Liberty residency and internal innovation programs. Megan's past work includes the development of PieLab--a pie shop, job-training center and cultural hub in Greensboro, Alabama and CoSign--an initiative that paired business owners with local artists and professional sign fabricators to install a critical mass of new storefront signage in Cincinnati.