SUNY Brockport Appoints New Interim Regional Director for its Small Business Development Center
Ward brings more than 20 years of combined experience in the non-profit, private, and government sectors to her new role, where she will seek to facilitate the success of small businesses in Greater Rochester and surrounding counties. She has executive leadership experience serving on multiple boards, including the American Speech and Hearing Association Governmental Affairs and Public Policy board and the Creative Environment Children’s Learning Center Board of Directors. Ward is an alum of the Masters of Public Administration program at SUNY Brockport.
“I am excited about this opportunity to bring my passion for service to ensure those seeking to start and grow businesses have the training and technical support on their journey to success,” said Ward, who is the first female director of the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Brockport. “As we transition into the post-pandemic recovery, the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Brockport will remain a strategic community partner in fostering the economic and innovative ecosystem by making services more accessible to our clients within communities throughout Monroe, Genesee, Ontario, Wayne, and Orleans counties thereby saving and creating jobs for New York State. As a result, this will help improve the quality of life for our communities. I look forward to working with our community, education, and government partners.”
The Small Business Development Center at SUNY Brockport is located at 161 Chestnut St. in Downtown Rochester. The center provides no cost one-on-one advisement for entrepreneurs who are looking to start up a business and for existing small business owners who are seeking to grow their operations. The center also hosts educational seminars on marketing, business plans, grant writing, and other topics.