Training Specialist/Certified Business Advisor
Carleen Dotson, is a Training Specialist/Certified Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs. Carleen facilitates professional development trainings for businesses in multiple disciplines throughout our service region. Dotson works with the SBDC in a dual-purpose role as both a Business Advisor and a Training Specialist. In addition to developing and facilitating training for SBDC clients, Carleen assists clients through one-on-one counseling. Clients served by the SBDC include startups and existing businesses that often need assistance with securing capital, business planning, market analysis, and financial assessment.
Carleen received her undergraduate degree in specialized studies from Ohio University and has extensive experience working with business and industry clients. Prior to joining the Voinovich School, Dotson worked at Tri-County Adult Career Center in Nelsonville, OH. Her primary responsibility was to develop and implement computer-software-training programs. Dotson herself holds the Microsoft Master Certification as well as Microsoft Certified Instructor credentials.