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About Us


Our Mission

Aviatra empowers women entrepreneurs with classes, coaching, community and other resources.

We help women start and grow their businesses with 3 essential types of connections they need to be successful:

  • Connections to experts

  • Connections to funding sources

  • Connections to other women entrepreneurs

At Aviatra, we believe that the strength of your network determines the strength of your business.

We will help you validate your business idea, set up your business properly and make smart decisions that will enable it grow.

Our Vision & Values

Our vision is to build a community where women can thrive, control their own destiny, build wealth and make their entrepreneurial dreams come true.


We value:

  • Relationships: We build deep and meaningful relationships. 

  • Community: We welcome you to our community of bold entrepreneurs.  

  • Acceptance: We believe everyone has a voice and gifts to offer.

  • Abundance: We know the marketplace has room for everyone. 

  • Creativity:  We think outside the box.

  • Passion: We work tirelessly to help you succeed. 


Our Name

When choosing our name, we were inspired by words and phrases that spoke of uplifting and soaring: wind beneath my wings, launch, take off, kept me in the air. This brand theme came alive with the name “Aviatra,”  a combination of the Latin words for bird (avis) and open to the sky (atria). It's pronounced similar to "aviation."


Aviatra embodies the spirit of women aviators like Amelia Earhart and Women Air Force Service Pilots who served during World War II, always depending on each other in cohorts.


As they did then, Aviatra supports the upward trajectory of our entrepreneurs, while creating an inclusive community.

The original Fly Girls, female pilots from WWII.

Our Team

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Jill Morenz
President & CEO
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Jasmine Hughes
Jasmine Hughes
Marketing Strategist & Cincinnati Program Manager
Kourtney Terry
Kourtney Terry
Community Manager

Board of Directors

Maggie Frye
Board Chair: Maggie Frye
Founder & CEO
Core Consulting Group
Craig Carlson
Immediate Past Chair:
Craig Carlson
Middle Market Banking Leader, Truist
Donna Deye
Treasurer: Donna Deye
Global CFO, BRS Sports Holdings
Manny Hernandez
Secretary: Manny Hernandez
Commercial Relationship Manager, First Financial Bank
Shannan Boyer
Shannan Boyer
Founder & President Scooter Media
JR Foster
JR Foster
Robert Louis Group
Trey Grayson
Trey Grayson
Partner, Frost Brown Todd
Heather Harris
Heather Harris
Intelligent Office
Ann Keeling
Ann Keeling

Advisory Council

Kim Banham
Kim Banham
Connetic Ventures
John Keller
John Keller
VP, Corp. & Inst. Banking
Laura Menge
Laura Menge
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Elizabeth Presher
Elizabeth Presher
Marketing Expert
Matt Scherocman
Matt Scherocman
CEO & Co-Founder
Interlink Cloud Advisors
Cyndy Sellers
Cyndy Sellers
VP, Commercial Cash Mgmt.
Park National Bank
Maria Walkup
Maria Walkup
LAMA Herbal Solutions
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Our Major Supporters

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Blue North logo
Core Consulting logo
Covington Economic Development logo
ECDI logo
First Financial Bank logo
Frost Brown Todd logo
Goldman Sachs logo
Main Street Ventures logo
Meshewa Farm Foundation logo
NKU logo
Ohio dept of development logo
Park National Bank logo
Queen City Angels logo
Robert Louis Group logo
Scooter Media logo
Thompson Hine logo
Truist logo
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