Rea Waldon

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Executive Director of the Cincinnati Aca
    • Organization:Union Institute & University
    • Area of Expertise:Business, Entrepreneurship, Community De
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    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Business, Entrepreneurship, Community De
      Summary of expertise:
      Dr. Rea Waldon is the Executive Director of the Cincinnati Academic Center where she is combining her passion for education and business to transform lives and communities.

      She is a businesswoman with a solid background in strategic planning as well as professional experience in banking, education, workforce development, healthcare, business, and community development.

      Her background includes working as a commercial lender for several financial institutions, a business advisor for business development organizations, and teaching business courses at the college level. She also worked for the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio as its Chief Operating Officer, and she created the African American Business Development Program; was directly involved in securing and hosting a Small Business Development Center and was the founding Executive Director of the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council, an organization that provides certifications for approximately 1,000 women business owners through a three-state region.
      Blog/Web site: www.myunion.edu
      Awards/associations/memberships:
      Dr. Waldon has been recognized as a Cincinnati Business Courier Mentor of the Year and is the recipient of the Women of Color Foundation’s ISIS Award. She is also one of Fifth Third Bank’s Profiles in Courage recipients. She is a coach and mentor to business owners and students. She is also the owner of KDDK Legacy Group.
      Prior media experience:
      Dr. Waldon has been quoted on business and community development many times.
      Educational background:
      Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Public Policy and Urban Economics from Union Institute & University.
      Master’s degree in Information Systems from Antioch University.
      Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Union.
      References:
      Dr. Karen Webb, President, Union Institute & University
      Interests:
      Women’s leadership programs.

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