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Eric H. Kearney

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President/CEO

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About Eric H. Kearney

Eric H. Kearney has had a career in law, business, and politics.  As a state senator, Eric served as Ohio Senate Minority Leader and has championed a number of causes including adoption, children’s health, small business development, and pension reform.  On a national level, Eric was a member of President Barack Obama’s national finance committee when he ran for U.S. Senate and President.  He has been a leader in Ohio’s legal community and is a managing partner of Kearney & Kearney, LPA.  In addition to politics and law, Eric has been a leader in the business community.  He founded and built one of the largest African American-owned publishing companies, Sesh Communications, which publishes The Cincinnati Herald, The Northern Kentucky Herald, The Dayton Defender, and other publications.  Eric graduated from St. Xavier High School, and earned a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College.  He is married to Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney Esq. who is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. They have two children, Celeste (a student at Dartmouth College) and Asher.

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Briston Mitchell

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Director of Transformative Initiatives and Relationships

Jill McCauley

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Technical Assistance & Outreach, Business Counselor

Annette Smith Tarver, CPM

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Technical Assistance & Outreach, Business Counselor

Gregory Parker, MBA, BSEE

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Directory of Membership Services

Deborah Davis

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Minority Business Assistance Center Director

James Pullins

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Pivot, MBAC Programs Coordinator & Content Creator

Marlene Fout

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MBAC Business Counselor

Vivian Watkins

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Outreach Coordinator

Danielle Thompson

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Certification Specialist

Shaquille Riston

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MBAC Financial Advisor