Medical Mutual 2014 Pillar Awards For Community Service, Cincinnati

Andy Park
Director, Cincinnati practice lead
Centric Consulting


Igniting passion

Centric Consulting encircles positive differences for the community

One of Centric Consulting’s core values that guides the company’s culture and priorities is “Ignite Passion for the Greater Good.” That includes a commitment to making a positive difference in the communities the company serves.
Centric is a founding partner of Flywheel Cincinnati along with the Leadership Council for Human Services Executives, the Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Miami University.
Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub’s mission is to be the community’s thought leader in social enterprise and contribute to the launch and sustainability of social enterprise ventures in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.
In order to facilitate this, Flywheel helps nonprofits through a process of exploration, ideation, validation, design and launch. This process is known to build more meaningful and sustainable social enterprises. Flywheel also works alongside existing social enterprises to make them even stronger and more impactful in their communities.
Another Centric Consulting project is Adopt A Class. Centric Consulting employees are beginning their fourth year as pen pals to a fifth grade class at Winton Hills Academy. They meet each September with the students and establish pen pal relationships.
Volunteers exchange letters with students once a month. In 2012, Centric incorporated the “Character Quality of the Month” in each letter and continued this in 2013. There is a follow-up visit in December as well as a spring outing to take the students to a Reds game.
The projects are overseen by Steve Bernicke, director, Cincinnati; Jeff Lloyd, National partner, strategic growth & operations; and Andy Park, director, Cincinnati practice lead. ●