City of Cincinnati Council Member
"Ezzard Charles is both a profile in courage and a model of selflessness in the face of personal struggle. I'm proud to be a supporter of this sculpture and to further the dialogue of one of Cincinnati's greatest home-grown heroes."
Chris Seelbach is a member of Cincinnati City Council and Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer of the nationally recognized marketing/consulting firm, The Seidewitz Group.
In 2004, Seelbach helped lead the successful effort to repeal Article XII, the anti-gay law that cost Cincinnati over $25 million in lost revenue, according to the Convention & Visitors Bureau. The repeal effort was the only winning gay rights initiative in the country that year.
Cincinnati Magazine recently named Seelbach one of the "New Power Players" in the Cincinnati region and the Cincinnati Business Courier named him to their 2012 "Forty under 40" class, along with featuring him on their cover under the headline, "Taking on City Hall: Chris Seelbach Earning Reputation as Council Maverick."
Seelbach, who also tutors at Rothenberg Elementary School and mentors business students at Xavier University, lives in Over-the-Rhine with his partner Craig Schultz and their four cats.