Vice President, Business Development & Engagement
With 24 years of experience as a leader in inclusive diversity, Mia currently serves as a member of the leadership team and vice president of Business Development & Engagement.
In her current role, Mia oversees the development channels and revenue streams for WBENC on the national level and leads the development team in strengthening and enhancing existing corporate partnerships through WBENC initiatives and programmatic offerings, and securing new partnerships, to further the WBENC mission.
Additionally, she works each day to implement, grow and strengthen supplier inclusive diversity programs of the Fortune 500 to ensure opportunities exist for diverse suppliers within these global supply chains.
Prior to her position with WBENC, Mia spent 15+ years with Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) in Chicago. In her final position for over a decade, she served as a member of the leadership team and as the director of development, overseeing funding and building strategic partnerships.
Mia also served as the director of the annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference, the oldest conference and business opportunities fair for women business owners in the country and the largest marketing, publicity-generating and fundraising tool for the WBDC.
A native of the Midwest, Mia attended both the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and Columbia College Chicago earning a B.A. in Marketing Communications & Public Relations. When not traveling across the country for WBENC, Mia resides in Minnesota with her two loving pets Teddy & Maggie, and loves to hike the north shore, eat good food, drink fabulous wine, and spend quality time with her family and friends.