(Submitted by Kimberly Roush, Program Assistant, Ohio Cooperative Development Center and Business Development Network, OSU South Centers)
Ohio Cooperative Development Center and
Business Development Network
1864 Shyville Road
Piketon, OH 45661
Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University focus in Organizational Communication
Associate of Applied Business from Ohio University focus in Office Technology
Kimberly Roush has been employed by OSU as a Program Assistant since 2008 providing support for the OSU South Centers Business Development Network team programs (cooperative, small business, manufacturing, farmers’ markets, and international trade). Currently, her primary focus is to provide administrative support to the OCDC. In her role as a Program Assistant, Kimberly provides technology and educational assistance and training as well as creating marketing articles and materials.
Kim was also an Educational Technology Specialist as part of a two-year pilot program in OSU Extension to increase technology use and provide instruction and assistance with projects.
Prior to her role with OSU, Kimberly accumulated administrative experience through positions in a broad range of industries including education, energy, insurance, architecture, automotive retail, and engineering.
She also serves as Chair of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science Staff Advisory Council.
Community/Personal Business Experience:
Kim serves as a volunteer reviewer for the local annual Lions Club Peace Poster Contest, where artist from 11 to 13 years of age create a themed (a different theme is chosen each year) poster for a monetary award and a chance to compete at state, regional, country, and international levels.
Why do you think OSU South Centers is so successful?
“It is most certainly because of the dedicated people at OSU South Centers. I interview clients that have worked with our business counselors to write success stories. All of the clients comment positively on the excellent service and commitment they receive to help their business to become successful.
Not to mention that most of the team have or have had businesses of their own so they know personally what business owners go through to create business success.
I have to say I am amazed daily at how so many really good people (my coworkers) can be located at one location under the OSU South Centers umbrella.”