Dance With Your Heart

Victoria Buyniski-Gluckman

2017 Dance With Your Heart Celebrity

Victoria Buyniski-Gluckman
Number One Fan of Everything Cincinnati
Charity: Success By Six
Pro Dance Partner: Jeremy Mainous
Victoria (Vickie) Buyniski Gluckman was born in Kingsport, Tennessee, raised in Kettering, Ohio and has resided in Cincinnati since November 1979. She lives in Hyde Park.

She is married to Jack L. Gluckman, MD, retired Chair of University of Cincinnati’s ENT/Head & Neck Cancer Department. She has two children, Samantha Buyniski Goldfeder, 30, Strategic Management IT Consultant for Accenture in Chicago; Ed Buyniski, 28, was a Jet Engine Systems Controls Engineer for Belcan/GE, now doing a Master in Education at Xavier to teach Math & Physics. She also has four married stepchildren with 10 grandchildren from 1 to 13 years old.

Vickie was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of United Medical Resources, Inc. She founded UMR in April 1983. In December of 2005, she sold the business to United Healthcare, the largest healthcare company in America and in April 2008, retired as its CEO after 25 years.


Since 1990: The Christ Hospital: Founding Chair of the Board Quality Committee; Strategy & Finance 
Since 1990: The Elizabeth Gamble Deaconess Home Association: Finance & Investment Committees                                 
Since 2009: The Christ Hospital Foundation: Founding Chair
Since 2009: The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Since 2015: The Carol Ann & Ralph V Haile/US Bank Foundation Board Member

Since 2002: Success By 6 - Founding Board Member & Chair of Board – From 2005-2011    
Since 2007: STRIVE - Executive Committee & Board Member 

Since 1996: Playhouse in the Park: Board President 2010-2012


Since 1990-2015: U S Bancorp, Minneapolis, Minnesota- served on the Compensation Committee & Community & Reinvestment & Public Policy Committees; Previously served on Audit Committee & Risk Committees

Since 1993: Ohio National Financial Services, Montgomery, Ohio – serving on the Audit Committee & Investment Committees      

Since 2006-2013: Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services, Advisory Board Member
                          (Formerly: Colliers, Turley, Martin, Tucker)

ArtsWave Board & President’s Council
Xavier University; Academic Affairs, Jesuit Identity & Audit Committee Member
The Health Alliance Board (Founding Board Member Representing The Christ Hospital)
Junior Achievement of Greater Cincinnati; Past Chairperson 
University of Cincinnati Foundation Board
NKU Entrepreneur Institute- Founding Board Member
Health Improvement Collaborative (Now Interact for Health) Board Member
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Board Member
Chamber ‘s Institute for Small Enterprise (CISE): Past Chairperson
Leadership Cincinnati Steering Council & Class VIII Graduate
TPC at River’s Bend Golf Club: Founding Board Member
Metropolitan Club: Founding Board Member & Chairperson

2016: Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences
2015: Great Living Cincinnatian
2013: WE Celebrate Pinnacle Award- Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce
2011: “Bridging the Bridges” Metropolitan Award
2011: Richard B Smith, MD Leadership in Patient Safety Award –Greater Cincinnati Health Council
2008: Ambassador of Mental Health Award – Central Clinic
2007: Business Hall of Fame Laureate - Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce 
2007: NKU Entrepreneurship Institute’s Master Entrepreneur Award
1996: Rosabeth Moss Kanter Excellence in Enterprise Award – Ohio Department of Development
1995: Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Service Category) – Ernst & Young
1992: National Association of Junior Achievement Distinguished Graduate Award
1992: Advancing the Status of Women - Soroptimist International
1991: YWCA Career Women of Achievement 
1991: Small Business Person of the Year - Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce 
1990: Distinguished Business Woman of the Year - Cincinnati Business & Professional Women’s Assn
1979: Indiana’s Young Career Woman of Achievement – Indiana Business & Professional Women’s Assn

Young President’s Organization 
Committee of 200
Commercial Club of Cincinnati
United Way Women’s Leadership Council
Women’s Capital Club (WCC)
Playhouse in the Park Leading Ladies
Leadership Cincinnati Alumni- Class VIII

Loves family-Number One in her life! Enthusiastic fan of everything Cincinnati!! Loves the Reds, Bengals, Xavier Basketball & Playhouse in the Park. Enjoys simple time with family & friends, travel-visited every continent & 10 African safaris, reading, photography, cooking, skiing, movies, decorating, volunteering.

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