Ohio Southeast Economic Development named Stacey Saunders as its new project assistant. (Submitted photo)
Ohio Southeast Economic Development named Stacey Saunders as its new project assistant. (Submitted photo)
Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) announced Monday Stacey Saunders as its new project assistant, effective Thursday, April 22.

Saunders is an experienced teacher and training specialist, with a demonstrated history of project management and facilitation. Prior to joining the OhioSE team, Saunders taught high school science courses including Biology, Environmental Science, and Anatomy & Physiology for five years in Ohio and Illinois before transitioning to the role of Training Specialist at Broadspire, Inc., where she facilitated employee-training courses and developed an internal mentorship program.

Most recently, Saunders served as the Visit Coordinator for the Office of Admissions at Marietta College, where she organized, planned and facilitated all visit opportunities for prospective students and their families. She is also the owner and baker of Honey Bun Bakery, a home bakery located in Marietta that uses local ingredients, curates specialty menus for the holidays and takes custom orders for special occasions.

A native of Dresden, Ohio, Saunders said she is excited to be a part of the Ohio SE team.

"I am looking forward to contributing my skills and strengths to this area to assist with economic development opportunities for the people who live and work here," she said. "I have always had a strong connection to the sense of home and supporting local, so this opportunity is one that energizes me. I am looking forward to seeing the direct impacts that our work has on the residents and communities of Southeast Ohio."

At OhioSE, Saunders will work closely to assist Site Selection Manager Donna Hrezo and other team members with data collection, site inventory review, preparation for site visits and tracking grant deliverables.

Hrezo said she is happy to have Saunders onboard.

“I’m excited and grateful to have Stacey join our team,” she said. “Site activity, both site searches and site development initiatives, has been steadily increasing over the years. Stacey’s skills and experience are sure to be a big help as we bring our site efforts to the next level.”

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio though Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow JobsOhio on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) is the JobsOhio Network Partner for southern, eastern and southeastern Ohio, providing economic development work and resources in 25 rural counties; they are the newest and geographically the largest of the six regions across the state. OhioSE partners closely with regional development districts, local economic development offices, state agencies and other entities to expand, retain and attract businesses in the counties they serve. Learn more at OhioSE.com.