Former P&G CIO turned photography hobby into business; uses talents to celebrate Indian Hill student-athletes

NEWS RELEASE: Heather Higdon, Director of Communications

INDIAN HILL, OH (October 1, 2020) – The Indian Hill School District and the Indian Hill Boosters recognized Linda Clement as, “a special person who has made extraordinary efforts in helping our student-athletes during their time at Indian Hill Schools.” 

Indian Hill School District athletic photographer Linda Clement-Holmes was celebrated for her countless volunteer hours capturing student-athletes by receiving the annual Tomahawk Award from the Indian Hill Boosters. The award was presented by Indian Hill Athletic Director Brian Phelps during the final home football game September 25, 2020. (Provided)

Indian Hill Athletic Director Brian Phelps presented Clement-Holmes with the Tomahawk Award during the final home football game Friday, September 25 at Indian Hill’s Tomahawk Stadium.

“It is an absolute honor to be able to present this award to Linda,” said Phelps, who is in his first year as athletic director. “In my short time so far at Indian Hill, it did not take long to realize the valuable contributions she makes to not only the Indian Hill Athletic Department, but also to the entire Indian Hill community. Linda is absolutely amazing and we cannot thank her enough for what she does for all of us!”

From the fields to the courts, Linda Clement-Holmes has volunteered countless hours dedicated to capturing the athletic experience that is uniquely Indian Hill through her camera. Although she spent her 35-year professional career

in corporate, ultimately earning the title of CIO at P&G, she was always the daughter of a photographer. Clement-Holmes began to pursue this passion on the sidelines of Indian Hill games when her own students started to play, and agreed to volunteer to serve as the official athletic photographer for Indian Hill. She has been trained by Sports IllustratedGetty Images, and Associated Press photographers.  

Clement-Holmes has taken more than 200,000 photos of Indian Hill athletics.

“I’m incredibly humbled and super thankful to all of Indian Hill, from the Boosters, to the entire Athletic Department, to the parents, administrators, teachers, support staff, students, players, and my own sons,” said Clement-Holmes. “I could not do what I absolutely love to do, without you.”

“Linda has truly been a gift to the Indian Hill School District and has captured the passion, focus, determination, and triumph in the faces of our student-athletes,” said Indian Hill Boosters President Chris Swallow. “Her photos are timeless keepsakes for our Braves. Thank you, Linda, for your talent and your dedication to our students.”