Aichholz to leave Aviatra; accelerator looking for new CEO

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Aviatra CEO Nancy Aichholz announced Tuesday that she is going to transition away from day-to-day operations; the women’s accelerator is hoping to have a new president and CEO in place by October 2022.

Nancy Aichholz

“Nancy possesses a rare combination of grace, vision, leadership, passion and dedication not only for female entrepreneurs, but to the growth of our region,” said Trey Grayson, Aviatra Accelerators board member and outgoing board chair. “She has fostered relationships in the start-up, government and academic arenas, along with key funders, that have been critical to our expansion and growth not only in Greater Cincinnati, but throughout the region and our digital offerings.”

Aichholz will be actively involved in the organization’s search for its next President and CEO and will remain in the role until a successor is named, the company said Tuesday in a press release.

Prior to her leadership role at Aviatra, Aichholz created a gourmet cake company called NanBrands while at home raising her children, after pursuing corporate marketing roles.  Aichholz plans to return to her own entrepreneurial focus with a new business endeavor that will be formally announced later this year.

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