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Annette Smith Tarver, CPM

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Technical Assistance & Outreach, Business Counselor

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About Annette Smith Tarver, CPM

Annette Smith Tarver is the principal consultant at Kaleidoscope Management Partners (KMP) where she focuses on business strategy, training, coaching and facilitation for emerging companies and leadership teams.  In her leadership events, she enjoys helping organizations identify strategic drivers that enable leaders to embrace organizational growth and change, develop sustainable business models and transition plans. KMP also provides diversity, equity and inclusion consulting for human resources organizations wishing to sustain diverse hires and to the development industry for measurable inclusion in construction projects.

Annette’s background is in project management where she has led construction projects like the expansion of the Duke Energy Convention Center and the development of Rookwood Shopping center and information technology projects including the data migration for the University of Cincinnati’s finance department.  She conducts training on a range of small business topics.  She is detail-oriented and driven by good results!

​Annette earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Howard University. Her postgraduate work includes Executive Management training at the Amos Tuck School of Management at Dartmouth College.  She earned her project management certification at Xavier University. She is the recipient of several local, regional and national business awards.

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