If there’s one thing we’ve all come to expect in 2020, it’s change! That holds true for the CityLink team as well. 

We are excited to introduce our newest member, Sarah Jaekle! Sarah joins us as the new Development Director, bringing with her years of experience from both the corporate and non-profit world. While Sarah was born in West Africa, she spent most of her childhood in Minnesota. There, she received her bachelor’s in Marketing from Southwest Minnesota State University, and then went on to earn her M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business. She moved to Cincinnati five years ago and instantly fell in love with the city. She currently lives in Pleasant Ridge with her husband Christian and her beagle Moe. 

Sarah is receiving the baton from Marissa Abernathy, who has decided to step back from her role to dedicate more time to her growing family. Marissa welcomed their latest addition to the family just last week.  We are so grateful for the passion and excellence Marissa brought with her each day to work, and the incredible foundation she has laid for the organization over the past seven years. In addition, we are thankful to continue working together in a new, but familiar capacity, as Marissa will return in 2021 as CityLink’s Director of Events.