Creativity, curiosity and a seasoned regional advocacy are the tools serving Kimm Lauterbach in her two-decade rise to distinction among the world’s foremost economic development professionals.
A founding member of the REDI Cincinnati leadership team, Kimm engineers practices and strategies that strengthen the three-state, 15-county Greater Cincinnati region to compete globally. Kimm took the helm of REDI Cincinnati in September 2018, following five successful years as Vice President of Business Development and Project Management for the organization. In that role, she changed the face of economic development in Greater Cincinnati, leading all aspects of the deal for companies locating to or expanding in the region.
She has played a pivotal role in Ohio’s economic development across multiple cities and counties in both the public and private sectors, aligning diverse stakeholder interests with the needs of business communities across long-term regional economic goals. The synergies she uncovered as Warren County Port Authority Executive Director served to elevate economic vitality in Ohio’s second fastest-growing county. Earlier in her career, Kimm was the first full-time economic development professional with the City of Fairfield, and also served in that role at the City of Mason.
Kimm serves on the board of directors for the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Foreign Trade Zones and Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Northern Kentucky Tri-ED). She was named among the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2017 Women Who Mean Business, and in 2016 Consultant Connect named her one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. She is recognized as a Woman of Influence by Venue and Lead Magazine.
She is a cum laude graduate of Indiana University’s Master of Public Administration program, with concentrations in nonprofit management and public policy. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Dayton.
Kimm lives in Mason, Ohio, with her husband, Leo, and two daughters. She’s an avid SCUBA diver who enjoys live music, Bengals games and supporting her daughters’ Mason High School athletic events.
Menu: Field greens with croutons, tomatoes, goat cheese & balsamic vinaigrette and chocolate fudge cake – salad appetizer and dessert for all entrees.
Regular Entrée – Baked cod with crispy potatoes, haricot verts & charred lemon sauce (GF).
Vegetarian Entrée – Fried feta with crispy potatoes, haricot verts & charred lemon sauce.
Salad Entrée – Poached salmon* over bibb lettuce with radish, goat cheese, orange segments & citrus vinaigrette. *Grilled chicken can be substituted for the salmon.