Meet the Team

No matter where you are with your business development, our team of dedicated business counselors can help. Our knowledgeable professionals are available to meet with businesses and individuals at no cost for confidential business counseling. Areas of specialization include:
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• Commercialization
• Cooperatives
• Direct Marketing
• Exporting
• Farmers’ Markets
• Finance
• Human Resources
• Incubation
• Leadership
• Lean Processes
• Management
• Manufacturing
• Startups
• Technology
• Training

To request counseling, please log onto our Online Request for Counseling or contact Joy Bauman at 740-289-2071 Ext. 111 to schedule an appointment today.

Click on names below to learn more about the OSU Business Development Network staff:

Brad Bapst - SmBrad Bapst
Director,
Small Business Development Center

Specializations: Small Business Development

Joy Bauman - SmJoy Bauman
Program Coordinator,
OSU South Centers

Specializations: Cooperative Programming

Melissa Carter - SmMelissa Carter
Business Specialist,
Small Business Development Center

Specializations: Small Business Development, Business Technology, and Social Media Marketing

Patrick Dengel- Sm1Patrick Dengel
Business Specialist,
Small Business Development Center and
Adjunct Instructor, University of Rio Grande

Specializations: Small Business Development and Video/BlogTalk Production

Jennifer Dunn - SmJennifer Dunn
Program Assistant,
OSU Endeavor Center

Specializations: Event Coordination and Visual Display

Ivory Harlow-small-picIvory Harlow
Program Specialist,
Ohio Cooperative Development Center

Specializations: Agriculture, Cooperatives, Small Business

Ryan Mapes - SmRyan Mapes
Manager, OSU Endeavor Center and
Program Leader, Business Development Network

Specializations: Leadership, Small Business Development, Business Financials, Facilities Management

Kelly OBryant - SmKelly O’Bryant
Director,
Business Development Specialist, CBA, CGBP,
SBDC Export Assistance Network

Specializations: Exporting, Human Resources

Kimberly Roush - SmKimberly Roush
Program Assistant,
Ohio Cooperative Development Center and
Business Development Network

Specializations: Creative Writing, Marketing Material Design, Social Media Marketing

Hannah ScottHannah Scott
Manager,
Ohio Cooperative Development Center

Specializations: Cooperatives, Documentary Production

Chris Smalley - SmChris Smalley
Business Specialist,
Small Business Development Center

Specializations: Small Business Development

Christie Welch - SmChristie Welch
Program Specialist,
Direct Agricultural Marketing

Specializations: Direct Agricultural Marketing

Mick Whitt - SmMick Whitt
Manufacturing Business Development Specialist,
Small Business Development Center

Specializations: Manufacturing

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