Officers and Governors

The officers and governors of the UCBAA are elected by the Association at Homecoming each year and serve 1 or 2 year terms. The following persons are currently serving their term on the Board after the most recent elections. If you are interested in getting involved on the Board, please contact the Vice President for details.

LeAnne Anklan

LeAnne Anklan
Position: President
Total Years on Board: 10
Primary Instrument: Flute/Piccolo
Phone Number: 513-227-1039
Responsibilities: The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association, Executive Council and Board of Governors. He/she shall appoint all committee chairs from the Board of Governors, with the advice and consent of the Board of Governors. He/she will be an ex-officio member of the Board committees except for the Nominating Committee, which is presided over by the Vice President. He/she will appoint members to the Executive Council and the Board of Governors when unexpired or vacant terms are to be filled. If the office of President shall fall vacant, the current Vice President will fill the office. The President shall countersign all checks. The President shall be responsible for all communication between the Association and the Director of the UC Bearcat Bands. The President (with help from the Vice President) will provide announcements to the UC Bearcat Bands regarding the UCBAA. The President, in coordination with the Vice President and along with the Chair of the Performances Committee, will confer on the appointment of the Director for the UC Alumni Bands Performance Groups for a term not to exceed one (1) year. This appointment shall be based on the requirements as listed in Addendum #1 of these by-laws. The President shall attend meetings of the UC Alumni Association and other organizations (i.e. UCATS) as necessary to cover matters directly relating to the UCBAA and the UC Bearcat Bands. If he/she is unable to attend said meetings; the President must designate another member from the Executive Council or Board of Governors. Any member of the Executive Council or Board of Governors shall be eligible to run for the office of President. LeAnne Anklan is General Manager for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. To contact LeAnne, please email her at carterlm1@gmail.com.

Jodi Geiman

Position: Vice President
Total Years on Board: 1
Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Phone Number: 513-207-5285
Responsibilities: The Vice President shall assist the President, preside in his/her absence, and serve as the Chair of the Nominating Committee. The Vice President shall provide announcements to the UC Bearcat Bands, as stated in Section I of Article II. To contact Jodi, please email her at geimanj@yahoo.com.

Natalie Ochmann

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Position: Secretary
Total Years on Board: 1
Primary Instrument: Tenor Saxophone
Phone Number: 440-623-3082
Responsibilities: The Secretary shall keep a roster of all committees and their chairpersons. He/she shall record the minutes of the Executive Council meetings, the Board of Governors meetings, and meetings of the Association. He/she shall then provide a report of said meetings. The Secretary shall notify the Executive Council and/or the Board of Governors of impending meetings. Becca also manages all UCBAA graphic design and serves as editor of the Association's Leaky Bugle and eBugle publications. Natalie is Program Coordinator for UC International. To contact Natalie, please email her at ucbaa1920@gmail.com.

Kellie Leitz

Kellie Leitz
Position: Treasurer
Total Years on Board: 8
Primary Instrument: Clarinet
Phone Number: 513-702-2890
Responsibilities: The Treasurer shall pay the bills of the UCBAA as directed by the Board of Governors. He/she shall keep records of all financial transactions of the UCBAA. These transactions shall be provided in a report to all called meetings of the Executive Council and/or the Board of Governors. He/she will also make a report available to the Association membership on an annual basis. The Treasurer, in coordination with the Board of Governors, will make an annual arrangement for the auditing of the UCBAA Financial Records. Kellie Leitz works as a manufacturing and process engineer for GE Aviation during the day. To contact Kellie, please email her at kellie.leitz@gmail.com.

James Bedingfield

James Bedingfield
Position: Immediate Past President
Total Years on Board: 4
Primary Instrument: Alto Sax
Phone Number: 513-388-7259
Responsibilities: The Immediate Past President will contribute to the UCBAA Board as necessary providing guidance and continuity for the new council. James Bedingfield works for iiHeartMedia Inc. during the day. To contact James, please email him at james.bedingfield@gmail.com.

Kristen Price

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Position: Board of Governors
Total Years on Board: 4
Primary Instrument: French Horn
Phone Number: 419-566-8662
Responsibilities: Governors assume responsibilities as prescribed by the Executive Council. Current responsibilities of Kristen Price include the management and operational leadership of the University of Cincinnati Community Band. To contact Kristen about the UCCB, send an email to uccommunityband@gmail.com. Kristen Price works as a teacher at Shroder Paideia High School during the day.

Andy Randall

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Position: Board of Governors
Total Years on Board: 2
Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Phone Number: 937-626-6908
Responsibilities: Governors assume responsibilities as prescribed by the Executive Council. Current responsibilities of Andy include assisting with the management and operational leadership of the University of Cincinnati Community Band, including serving as the director of the ensemble. To contact Andy, please email him at kmrrogers@sbcglobal.net.

Val Nastold

Val Nastold
Position: Board of Governors
Total Years on Board: 12
Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Phone Number: 513-531-BIRD
Responsibilities: Governors assume responsibilities as prescribed by the Executive Council. Current responsibilities of Val Nastold include the management of UCBAA fundraising and apparel. Val Nastold works as an Elephant Handler at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. To contact Val, please email him at vnastold@cinci.rr.com.

Brian Pack

Position: Board of Governors
Total Years on Board: 2
Primary Instrument: Trombone
Phone Number: 513-520-2379
Responsibilities: Governors assume responsibilities as prescribed by the Executive Council. To contact Brian, please email him at brianmpack@gmail.com.

Amanda LaCombe

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Position: Board of Governors
Total Years on Board: 1
Primary Instrument: Sousaphone
Phone Number: 513-608-5246
Responsibilities: Governors assume responsibilities as prescribed by the Executive Council. Current responsibilities of Amanda include management of UCBAA equipment. Amanda is Lead Engineer at the Sur-Seal Corporation. To contact Amanda, please email her at aclacombe@gmail.com.

Devin Kovar

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Position: Board of Governors
Total Years on Board: 1
Primary Instrument: Percussion/Mellophone
Phone Number: 513.520.2379
Responsibilities: Governors assume responsibilities as prescribed by the Executive Council. To contact Devin, please email him at kovardm@mail.uc.edu.

Randy Smith

Randy Smith
Position: Board of Governors
Total Years on Board: 24
Primary Instrument: Trombone
Phone Number: 513-474-7493
Responsibilities: Governors assume responsibilities as prescribed by the Executive Council. Current responsibilities of Randy Smith include working toward the University of Cincinnati Bicentennial as well as working with the UC Foundation to build the UC Band Endowment fund. Randy is a member of the University of Cincinnati Foundation board of directors. Randy Smith is a retired Policy Manager from Procter & Gamble.

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Molly Tomi

Position: Board of Governors
Total Years on Board: 2
Primary Instrument: Colorguard
Phone Number: 614.315.7190
Responsibilities: Governors assume responsibilities as prescribed by the Executive Council. Current responsibilities of Molly include management of quarterly membership social events. Molly is a Lab Technologist - Research Biopathology at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. To contact Molly, please email her at amelia.tomi@gmail.com.