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ECDI Announces Program Director Of New Women's Business Center Of Central Appalachia

Updated: Jan 14, 2022

Kelly O’Bryant Leads Charge in Providing Training, Assistance and Loan Capital to Women-Owned Small Businesses in Central Appalachia Region

(COLUMBUS, OH) – ECDI has named Kelly O’Bryant as Director of the Women’s Business Center of Central Appalachia. ECDI, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Shawnee State University (SSU), recently announced it will open the Women’s Business Center (WBC) of Central Appalachia at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth in 2021.


O’Bryant’s hire is a major step in seeing the WBC of Central Appalachia, ECDI’s fourth WBC in Ohio, open as a vital resource to women-owned small businesses in the region.


“I am excited to join the team at ECDI and work with entrepreneurs and communities to create and grow businesses in the Central Appalachian region,” said O’Bryant, a southern Ohio native and SSU alumna. “I want nothing more than to see this region continue to rebound and rise up to its amazing potential. I believe the WBC of Central Appalachia will be an integral part in making that happen.”