The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is proud to launch the Beacons of Humanity Business Partnership Program, a donor society that connects key businesses and stakeholders to HHC’s important mission of ensuring the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today.
Business Partners have a direct stake in the exceptional work of HHC, supporting the organization while receiving exclusive donor benefits. Business Partners care deeply about sharing the lessons of the Holocaust and are personally committed to combating antisemitism and Holocaust denial. Further, they inspire others to be the best of humanity today and are by our side ensuring HHC’s vital work is more impactful than ever.
HHC’s Business Partnership Chairs are the driving forces behind the the Business Partnership Program’s efforts. Learn more about our chairs, their passion, and personal commitment for HHC’s mission.
Bret Caller is co-founder and owner of Viking Partners, a Cincinnati based real estate private equity firm. Since the firm’s inception, Viking has acquired and sold over $2B of commercial real estate assets. Prior to Viking Partners, Bret spent 20 years managing his family’s real estate company in Lexington, Kentucky which consisted of acquiring and managing community shopping centers, office and industrial assets. Bret graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and New York University with a master’s degree in real estate. He is a licensed real estate broker in Kentucky and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Bret serves on the Advisory Board of Directors of Truist Bank, the Foundation Board of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the Boards of Trustees of the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.
Amy Spiller is president of Duke Energy’s utility operations in Ohio and Kentucky, which serves approximately 910,000 electric customers and 546,000 natural gas customers. She is accountable for advancing the company’s rate and regulatory initiatives, and managing the government relations, economic development and community affairs functions throughout the region.
Prior to assuming her current role in June 2018, Amy was vice president of government and community affairs for Duke Energy Ohio. In this role, she was responsible for state government and regulatory policies, strategies and relationships impacting Duke Energy Ohio’s interests and those of its electric and natural gas customers. Amy also led the company’s local community relations efforts with key stakeholders in southwest Ohio.
Amy previously spent 10 years as deputy general counsel, where she helped shape and guide Duke Energy’s regulatory strategic planning in Ohio and Kentucky. She was also responsible for advancing the company’s rate and regulatory initiatives before the Kentucky Public Service Commission and Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Amy joined Cinergy, a predecessor to Duke Energy, in 2003 as an associate general counsel focused on litigation. From 1993 to 2003, she rose from associate to partner at an insurance defense law firm in Cincinnati. Amy previously worked for a legal publishing company in northeast Ohio. She is a member of the Ohio and Kentucky bar associations and admitted to a variety of federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Amy serves on the boards of directors of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Cintrifuse, Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance, Mt. Auburn Community Development Corp. and REDI Cincinnati, the region’s economic development initiative. She is also a member of the Cincinnati Business Committee and the board of managers of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. Amy is a past board member of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, Red Bike, Accountability and Credibility Together and the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, and was a member of the steering committee for the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program. She is a graduate of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s WE Lead program and, in 2015, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Duke Energy’s Business Women’s Network employee resource group in Cincinnati. Amy was one of eight women honored with the YWCA Greater Cincinnati’s 2021 Career Women of Achievement award. A native of northern Michigan, Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and management from Albion College in Michigan and a law degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. She and her husband, Keith, have lived in Cincinnati for more than 25 years.
Joel is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Fifth Third Private Bank for the Cincinnati Region, including Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky. In his role, Joel is focused on creating a customized client experience and inviting new families into Fifth Third’s Private Bank. He leads a team of 100 highly credentialed advisors and specialists in the delivery of planning, investment management, banking and advisory services to our clients. The Private Bank’s client base consists of corporate executives, business owners, and successful families.
Prior to assuming his current role, Joel was a Private Bank Director in the Cincinnati region where he led a team of highly trained professionals that provide holistic wealth advice to help simplify financial complexity. He has also served as the Director of Private Banking for Fifth Third Bank’s Kentucky region where he led a team of highly trained private banking professionals in Louisville and Lexington that provides traditional and specialized banking solutions for corporate executives, families, and business owners. Joel has spent his entire professional career at Fifth Third Bank and previous responsibilities include Private Banking Services and Fiduciary Services.
Joel is the Vice Chair of the Cincinnati Ballet Board of Trustees and is a member of the Finance Committee and Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative’s Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. Joel is the Board Secretary of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Foundation Board and an active member of the organization’s Tocqueville Society where he serves as the Co-Chair of First Tuesday. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for The Summit Country Day School and is on the Development Committee.
In 2013, he was honored by Louisville Business First as a Forty Under Forty recipient. He is also a graduate of Cincinnati USA’s C-Change (Class V) and Leadership Louisville (Class of 2016). Joel, his wife, Lisa, and their two children (Grant and Gabby) live in Hyde Park. He enjoys golf, basketball, fishing, and passionately supporting his beloved University of Michigan Wolverines.