WCB names Barbara Henshaw an Executive in Residence

February 18, 2009


The Williams College of Business at Xavier University has named Barbara Henshaw as an executive-in-residence in the Gerald DeBrunner Executive-in-Residence Program. Henshaw is vice president and officer in charge at the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Responsible for the Branch’s Board of Directors, Business Advisory Council, and community engagement with bankers and business and civic leaders throughout the southern Ohio/eastern Kentucky region, she also serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s district executive leadership committee.
She will join Michael Conaton, retired Vice Chairman, Midland Company; Al Sampson, Vice President of Human Resources, Canadian Pacific Railway and Director, Sampson Consulting; Donald Dufek, retired, The Kroger Co. and ECR specialist; Gerald DeBrunner, retired Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche; Robert J. Kohlhepp, Vice Chairman, Cintas Corporation; Lawrence Leser, retired CEO, E.W. Scripps Company; and Mary Anne Gale, retired Vice President of Accelerate Asia and Future of Productivity and Growth, Procter and Gamble.
Henshaw holds a BBA in accounting and finance from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier. She is on the Executive Committee and Financial Education Committee of the Board of the Economics Center for Education & Research at the University of Cincinnati; a member of the Board of Directors and Chair-elect of the Impact Cabinet of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati; a member of the Board of Executive Advisors and mentor for Williams College of Business, Xavier University; a member of the Arts and Culture Panel of The Cincinnatus Association; and a member of the Leadership Cincinnati Alumni Health and Human Services Committee.
Henshaw lives in North Avondale, where her interests include landscaping, historic preservation, bee-keeping, yoga, and contemporary art.
The executive-in-residence program in the Williams College of Business is designed to allow for experienced executives to mentor students and work with faculty. Executives-in-residence meet with each entering freshman student to provide career mentoring, guest lecture in classes and work with the Dean to achieve the mission of the College.