Research & Operations Manager


  • I direct research and operations initiatives that support business retention, expansion and growth, as well as our community development programs, including partner training and the AEP Quality Sites program.
  • My team responds to hundreds of research inquiries from partners and prospective customers every year. We leverage a large stack of public and proprietary data tools, and take pride in the innovation and expertise we bring to help you analyze potential location options and business opportunities.
  • Before joining AEP over a decade ago, I held various sales and marketing roles for technology companies. I am a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a board member of the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), a graduate of the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute and an alumnus of Leadership Columbus. I earned my bachelor’s degree in international business from Otterbein University, and enjoy teaching for the Kentucky Institute for Economic Development and the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association.