Best Upon Request is honored to have a highly qualified group of individuals serving on our Board of Advisors. These thought leaders represent the legal, board governance, human resources, organizational development, strategy and finance fields of business, providing a diversified and effective sounding board for the company. Best Upon Request’s Board of Advisors is led by our president/CEO, and provides invaluable leadership to developing the business.

Dr. Linda S. Gravett, Senior Partner, Gravett and Associates

Dr. Linda Gravett, an industrial psychologist, is a business advisor, author and professor who has partnered with organizations such as Meridian Bioscience, The Motz Group, Williams Sonoma, St. Vincent Health, and Perfetti Van Melle over the past 24 years.

Linda is the founder and senior partner of Gravett and Associates, an international organizational development firm headquartered in Cincinnati, and President and CEO of Just the Basics, Inc., a Northern Kentucky consulting firm for nonprofits and small enterprises. She is the author and co-author of books on leadership, emotional intelligence, generational differences, entrepreneurship and business ethics.

Linda is on the faculty of the Leadership Academy at Xavier University, where she teaches courses in strategic planning, emotional intelligence and leveraging generational differences.  Linda has a Ph.D. in industrial psychology, an MA in labor and employment relations, and a bachelor’s in accounting.  She has lived and worked in Japan, Canada and Mexico and brings a multi-cultural perspective to her work and life.

 

David Kiihnl, Owner and President, David Kiihnl & Associates

David Kiihnl is the owner and president of David Kiihnl & Associates, advisors to owners and senior leaders of rapidly growing businesses, family enterprises and non-profit organizations.

David began his career at The Drackett Company in sales, marketing and senior leadership for 11 years. He then entered the entrepreneurial world as president, then owner, of Loth, Inc., an integrated workspace solutions organization, gaining 16 years of first-hand experience as the owner of a growing business.  David was also a partner of a start-up manufacturing company in Mt. Orab, Ohio.

He was a past board member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on two boards in the Cincinnati area.  He is also the lead facilitator with The Goering Center for Family & Private Business at the University of Cincinnati and received the Baldwin Volunteer of the Year Award in 2014.

 

Mary Denise Kuprionis, President, The Governance Solutions Group

Denise Kuprionis.2014_forwebAs president of The Governance Solutions Group (GSG), Denise Kuprionis advises directors on governance best practices, reviews the fiduciary responsibilities of boards, facilitates board assessments, and consults with CEOs and boards on governance-related business issues.  She has worked with a variety of clients, from public companies to non-profit organizations, and private company owners establishing their first advisory boards.

Prior to founding GSG, Denise spent 20 years serving as the chief governance officer for a publicly traded company.  She earned a bachelor of science in management and organizational behavior from Northern Kentucky University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.