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.