Joe Maas, vice president of operations and co-owner of JTM Food Group, and Chamber board member, presented the 2019 Greater Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award to Hank Menninger, a Harrison City Council representative and founding member of the Chamber.


Hank Menninger, senior partner and attorney at Wood & Lamping, received the Greater Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award at the Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Dinner & Awards Nov. 14.

Menninger has been active in Harrison government for more than 25 years, including serving on the City’s planning commission, board of zoning appeals, and as juvenile referee. He has been a member of Harrison City Council since 2012, and incorporated the Chamber in 2013.

His fellow Elder High School graduate, Joe Maas, co-owner of Harrison-based JTM Food Group, presented the award and detailed Menninger’s extensive leadership, community involvement and professional accolades. Menninger earned a bachelor’s degree at University of Cincinnati and graduated from law school at Northern Kentucky University, where he has served on the Board of Governors of the Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law Alumni Association. He received the school’s Annual Service Award in 1989 and the Professional Achievement Award in 2007.

Menninger has been a practicing attorney more than 40 years. At Wood & Lamping, he chairs the bankruptcy and insolvency practice group. He has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyer List every year since 2004, the list compiled by Best Lawyers in America since 2008, and has been awarded the AV Prominent Designation by Martindale-Hubbel. In 2018 he was named Cincinnati “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the area of Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights, and Insolvency.

He received the State Farm Good Neighbor Award presented by the Cincinnati Reds in 2010, and the Wrassman Award for service to the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund in 2011. Along with his service as a member of the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund, he has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Bar Association Foundation, a Member of the Board of Directors for the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, and a member of the Board of Directors for Charlie’s Kids Foundation.

Menninger has been an active member of St. John the Baptist Church for more than 40 years. He and wife Debbie Joe have raised three sons in Harrison.

Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce presented nine awards and honored many nominees for their business success and community outreach.

Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce was established in 2013 to promote growth and prosperity in one of the fastest growing corners of Hamilton County. Powered by volunteers, the Chamber provides networking, learning and cost-saving opportunities to businesses and organizations in Harrison and the surrounding communities.



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