We here at Centennial want to congratulate out friend, David Kiihnl, on receiving the Goering Center’s “Baldwin Volunteer of the Year” award. We have had the fortune to call David a friend and one of our closest advisors for over three decades. In the past 30 years, he has shown time and time again why he is an ideal recipient of this honor.
“David has been a friend of our family for decades and has allowed us to serve him and to be served by him. From walking through his warehouses as a small child, to being mentored by him relating to leadership, listening skills, and executing on a vision, I thank him personally on behalf of the Sipple and Centennial Families. Congratulations for this great award…You have earned this through your quiet, yet direct leadership!” – Mike Sipple Jr.
David is a generous man, who volunteers countless hours with the Goering Center for Family and Private Business, part of the University of Cincinnati’s Linder College of Business. The Goering Center partners with local businesses to assist in navigating the issues and opportunities all companies face. David is a lead facilitator; mainly aiding companies navigate succession planning and implementation. He has decades of experience helping businesses, and now he leverages that experience by leading companies down the path to successful succession and transition.
“David has been a remarkable contributor to our mission of nurturing and caring for family businesses in the area, to drive a vibrant economy. He has given his time and treasure to help us train and lead our professional facilitators in the Next Generation Institute. He has had such an incredible business career, as an executive and as an owner of his own family business, and now serves the community in a variety of ways.” – Larry Grypp, President of the Goering Center
David’s kind spirit and passion for Cincinnati has led him to be a member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and other volunteer activities. He also helps strengthen the community through his company, David Kiihnl & Associates, which aids business owners and presidents in creating sustainable strategies. David has a passion for improving the region, by empowering small/medium businesses in the area.
We want to thank David for all he has done and continues to do for the community of Cincinnati. We are delighted to consider him a close friend and trusted advisor.