Ryan Mapes

OSU Endeavor Center and
Program Leader,
Business Development Network

Ryan Mapes2

1862 Shyville Road
Piketon, Oh 45661
740-289-2071 x231


Certified Business Advisor from the University of Toledo
Certified Trade and Export Counselor by the Small Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Fairmont State College.

Professional Experience:

Ryan Mapes joined the Ohio State University South Centers as a Business Development Specialist for the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2008. He then assumed the role of an SBDC District Director in September of that year. Ryan more recently accepted the position of Manager of OSU South Centers Endeavor Center.

Prior to joining the staff at the OSU South Centers, Ryan spent four years as high school teacher and nearly seven years working for a local community bank. During his time at the bank, he served two years in branch management and the remaining five as a commercial lender.

Community/Personal Business Experience:

Ryan owns and operates a construction business. Having personal business ownership experience gives him a unique understanding of exactly what clients need as they work toward business success.

Ryan is a founding Board Member of the Ohio Valley Conservation Coalition, which is a non-profit land trust for the conservation of 1400 acres of land in southern Ohio.

Something not many know about you?

“I like to cook! I smoke meats and grill anything from brisket, pork shoulder, pork butt, summer sausage to chicken wings. I also like to hunt and fish with my kids.” ~Ryan Mapes

Why do you think OSU South Centers is so successful?

“OSU South Centers services are a way for clients to gain knowledge at no cost or minimal cost. Knowledge in all areas including business, practical application gained from research trials.” ~Ryan Mapes

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