Grand Marshal: Linda Vester - In 1998, she was the anchor for NBC News at Sunrise
Parade Master: Paul Kramer - Kid Glove Way executive
Marge Schott - Majority owner of the Cincinnati Reds from 1984 to 1999. In 1985, Schott was named president and CEO of the Reds.
Cincinnati Police Officer Kathleen "Katy" Conway (officer hero who was shot 4x by a gunman two months earlier)
Notes: Jeff Gibbs last parade as chairman. Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Cincinnati Zoo elephants, llamas, clowns, llamas and Belgium draft horses. Broadway Commons promotion.