The Presidents Club of Dayton is pleased to announce that Cassie Barlow will be the 72nd recipient of the region’s 2023 Citizen Legion of Honor Award. The award, given annually since 1951 (2020 COVID exception) is the oldest, most continuous and prestigious recognition of volunteer servant leadership in the Dayton region. 
Dr. Cassie Barlow is a local, regional and national leader who has been a driving force behind higher education and workforce preparation in the Miami Valley Region.
After a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, culminating as the 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, she settled in Dayton permanently serving as Executive Director of Wright State University’s Aerospace Professional Development Center; and now currently as President of Strategic Ohio Council on Higher Education (SOCHE).
Dr. Barlow received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Rice University in Houston TX. She has been an outstanding servant leader well beyond her professional career.  She has used her unique experiences to help our region attract and train workers in the aerospace and defense industries, all while serving on a number of distinct community boards, chairing several of them. 
Cassie, as she is known to many, has served as a Board leader on The Dayton Foundation; Miami Valley Military Affairs Association and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and has served on numerous other area Boards including the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce; Air Camp; The Abilities Connection; Tait Foundation; Blue Star Advisors Board and many others who have prospered with her leadership.  Cassie has also been recognized by numerous organizations for her life-long service.
We are proud to recognize Cassie B. Barlow, Ph.D. as our 2023 recipient of the Presidents Club of Dayton Citizen Legion of Honor Award. 
The Presidents Club 2021-2023 President Veronica Bedell-Nevels stated how pleased she was with this year’s selection.  The organization is honored to recognize Dr. Cassie Barlow at its annual luncheon event on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the Dayton Convention Center from 10:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Sponsorships and tables are available to honor Cassie Barlow by contacting Veronica Bedell-Nevels at 937-540-0088 or emailing The proceeds from this event go toward sustaining the Presidents Club scholarships at Sinclair Community College for active student volunteer leaders in our community.
The Presidents Club of Dayton was founded in 1932 by a group of local business leaders who sought to support and stimulate volunteer servant leadership in the Miami Valley through citizens’ active participation in service clubs, churches, schools, non-profit organizations and government.  The organization’s leadership and work of advocating and championing volunteer community service have continued without interruption for over 90 years.
The proceeds from this event go toward sustaining the Presidents Club scholarships at Sinclair Community College for active student volunteer leaders in our community.
Read the Official Press Release HERE

An organization comprising the presidents, vice-presidents, immediate past-presidents and club representatives of the service and civic clubs of metropolitan Dayton.

"Strength through Unity"

Broad in its concept and unique in its composition, The President Club of Dayton, Ohio, was founded in 1932 by a group of local businessmen who had a genuine interest in the growth of their respective service organizations.  They knew how vital securing and sustaining membership was (and it still is) to the health and well-being of any organization, the encouragement of volunteer community leadership, as well as, the importance of being well informed and making a contribution to your community.  Based on these key elements, The Presidents Club of Dayton came to fruition.

In the Greater Dayton area, The President Club of Dayton is made up of service clubs who have joined either by invitation or by application.


The mission of The Presidents Club of Dayton is to encourage the spirit of servant leadership through active volunteer community service in our region.  The organization celebrates this ideal by conducting celebrations of community volunteerism and sponsoring student scholarships for future community leaders.