R. Marlene Fout is the Business Counselor of the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) at the satellite office located in Piketon, Ohio. She works with nine Appalachian counties in Ohio (Adams, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton). Her role is to help Ohio’s small, minority-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses with state certifications, government contract opportunities, and business growth and development.
Marlene received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, as well as her bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Legal Philosophical Interpretation from Ohio University. Marlene currently resides in Ray, Ohio, right on the border of Vinton and Jackson Counties. She is an avid volunteer for many organizations, mostly located in Ross County, including the Majestic Theatre and Adena Mansion and Gardens. She is also a member of the League of Women Voters and the Golden Key National Honor Society.