Meet our Executive Director, Jacqueline Schmucki, CMP


Jacqueline Schmucki

The Character Council which serves Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana is proud to announce the appointment of their new Executive Director, Jacqueline Schmucki, CMP. As a young Executive Director, Jacqueline brings a passion for character education and the skills with social media and technology to guide the Character Council into its next era.

"Jacqueline possesses a deep understanding of the Character Council and its goals for the businesses, schools, and communities of the Greater Cincinnati area, and a fresh perspective on how to implement the programs we offer," said previous Executive Director, Mary Andres Russell.

Jacqueline brings the experience of having been a student in a character education program designed and implemented by the Character Council at her middle school. As she began college, Jacqueline worked with the council to facilitate business and education character workshops. Jacqueline was also a witness speaker at these workshops to the difference between being bullied at a school with no character education program, and the inclusive culture of a school with a character education program.

Jacqueline served as Events Intern with the Character Council in 2010, helping to plan and promote their 10th Anniversary Gala. She stayed with the organization as a volunteer for a few years after, helping to plan the annual event and serving as Co-Chair of the Education Committee. Jacqueline contributed to the monthly educator bulletin, and served as a State School of Character evaluator for the state of Kentucky.

Jacqueline went on to work for one of the Character Council's Businesses of Character, The HealthCare Connection, Inc., in fundraising and event planning. After leaving, Jacqueline spent her time in the event planning and hospitality sales industry. Before returning to the Character Council, she achieved one of her long time goals of earning her Certified Meeting Professional certificate.

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