An experienced, results focused economic development and regional planning professional committed to leveraging the assets of rust belt communities in creative and innovative ways. As a Business Development Specialist with the City of Hamilton - the second largest urban community in Greater Cincinnati - I am dedicated to continuing the region's legacy of manufacturing and entrepreneurship. I consult with existing and new businesses to identify needs, improve performance, and deliver outstanding services or solutions that directly benefit the residents and businesses in the City of Hamilton. I am also adept at working cross-functionally with various City departments and community stakeholders to ensure that businesses are provided with services that allow them to execute their stated objectives and goals. With a background primarily in information technology, directly marketing enterprise software solutions to sectors that include automotive, education, financial, and Fortune 500 industries I provide a unique blend of community and regional planning, business development, and marketing expertise. I am dedicated to an innovative, non-traditional approach to economic development that emphasizes small business ecosystem development, quality of life issues, and historical preservation as a means to attracting investment and opportunity to a community.