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Vivian Watkins

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Outreach Coordinator

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About Vivian Watkins

Vivian Watkins started back at the beginning of 2023. She is our Business Advisor & Outreach Specialist here at the Cincinnati office. Her skills and expertise are a great addition to the MBAC program. Vivian specializes in business advising, assisting with the state certification process, and organizing our outreach events. She enjoys spending quality time with her granddaughter and is a Cincinnati Bengals Fan! Vivian Watkins is a Business Advisor and Lead Outreach Specialist at the Minority Business Assistance Center.

In her role, she helps Ohio small, minority-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses with state certifications, government contract opportunities, and business growth and development. Watkins has a background in Management and currently attends Kent State University’s Certified Business Advisor program studying Marketing, Human Resources and Accounting/Finance.

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Eric H. Kearney

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President/CEO

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

Danielle Thompson

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Certification Specialist

Shaquille Riston

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MBAC Financial Advisor