Community Organizers

ARIZONA

Phoenix
Tina Waddington
SEED SPOT
Twitter

Tucson
Liz Pocock
Startup Tucson
Twitter

Tucson
Liz Pocock
Startup Tucson
Twitter

Superior
Arlynn Godinez
SEED SPOT
Twitter

Surprise
Julie Neal
City of Surprise, AZTechCelerator

Mesa
Pamela Slim
K'é Main Street Learning Lab
Twitter

Chandler
Diana White
Chandler Innovations Incubator
Twitter

ARKANSAS

Conway
Grace Rains
Conductor

Conway
Tiffany Henry
Conductor
Twitter

Little Rock
Amy Hopper
Winrock International
Twitter

North Little Rock
Errin Stanger
The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
Twitter

Pierce Gordon
The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

Pine Bluff
Mildred Franco
The Generator @ GFPB
Twitter

Eureka Springs
Jackie Wolven
Main Street Eureka Springs
Twitter

Fayetteville
Caleb Talley
Startup Junkie
Twitter

Clarksville
Stephen Houserman
City of Clarskville
Twitter

Searcy
Mat Faulkner
Think Idea Studio
Twitter

West Memphis
Emily Scarbrough
West Memphis Chamber of Commerce

Cabot
Amy Williams
Cabot Chamber of Commerce
Twitter

Sherwood
Kellie Wall
Sherwood Chamber of Commerce 
Twitter

Mena
Brian Wells
Communities Unlimited
Twitter | Twitter

Bentonville
Evan Gray
Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce
Twitter

Fort Smith
Talicia Richardson
64.6 Downtown

Jonesboro
Andrea Allen
University of Arkansas Delta Office of Economic Development
Twitter

De Queen
Tiffany Maurer
UA Cossatot

Batesville
Mandi Curtwright
Main Street Batesville
Twitter 

Lonoke
Tiffany Hunter
Lonoke 2022
Twitter 

CALIFORNIA

Chico
Eva Shepherd-Nicoll
ChicoStart
 

Sacramento
Cameron Law
Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, California State University Sacramento
Twitter

Los Angeles
Darlene Fukuji
Loyola Marymount University

San Francisco
Dwayne Samuels
Samelogic
Twitter

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Steven Rodriguez
Innovate Coalition
Twitter

FLORIDA

Lakeland & Tallahassee
Robert Blacklidge
Entrepreneurs Matter
Twitter

Tallahassee
Scott Balog
TCC Center for Innovation
Twitter

Miami
Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland
ilab Startup Foundation
Twitter

Tampa Bay
Allie Felix
Embarc Collective
Twitter

Fort Lauderdale
Rita Mittal
INMARG Entrepreneurs Global Connect
Twitter

Southwest Florida 
Alex Allen
SWFL Tech Partnership & Two39 Group

Jacksonville 
Wendy Norfleet
Norfleet Integrated Solutions

GEORGIA

Lawrenceville
Stella Ihenacho
Women Doing It Afraid
Twitter

Snellville/Gwinnett County
Franchesca Thompson
Paper Birch
Twitter

Douglasville
Tamika Day
TCD Consulting Group
Twitter

IDAHO

Boise
Diane Bevan
Idaho Women's Business Center & Idaho Rural Growth Initiative
Twitter | Twitter

ILLINOIS

Peoria
Andrew Ngui
Greater Peoria Economic Development Council
Twitter

IOWA

Indianola
John Walker
Simpson College
Twitter

Iowa City
Lynn Allendorf
John pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, University of Iowa
Twitter

Northeast Iowa
Contact
Allamakee County Economic Development & Tourism
Twitter

MARYLAND

Bowie
Johnetta Hardy & Darlene Marie Ajayi
Bowie State University
Twitter

College Park
Angela Heath
TKC Incorporated
Twitter

MASSACHUSETTS

Beverly
Deirdre Sartorelli
Angle Center for Entrepreneurship, Endicott College
Twitter

MICHIGAN

Detroit
Tonya McNeal-Weary
Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs
Twitter | Twitter

Troy/Oakland County
Faris Alami
International Strategic Management

MINNESOTA

Mankato
Yvonne Cariveau
Minnesota State University, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Twitter

MISSISSIPPI

Hattiesburg
James Wilcox
The University of Southern Mississippi, Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education
Twitter

Sardis
Marnell Love
Communities Unlimited

Ridgeland
Whitney Jackson
Mississippi Development Authority
Twitter

Jackson
Almesha Campbell 
Jackson State University
Twitter

Clarksdale
Tim Lampkin
Higher Purpose Co.
Twitter

Starkville
Brooke Lammert
MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach
Twitter

NEVADA

Las Vegas
Mario Mitchell
Bunker Labs
Twitter

NEW MEXICO

Santa Fe & Albuquerque 
Jennifer Case Nevarez
Community Learning Network and New Mexico TechWorks in partnership with the City of Santa Fe Office of Economic Development

NEW YORK

New York City
Ravi Ramkeesoon
FindMyFans
Twitter

Westchester County
Romina Ganopolsky
Westchester Community College
Twitter

Troy
Katie Hammon
Downtown Troy Business Improvement District
Twitter

NORTH CAROLINA

Greenville
David Mayo
Crisp Small Business Resource Center @ East Carolina University

NORTH DAKOTA

Fargo
Dane Johnson
North Dakota State University, The Nice Center
Twitter

OHIO

Cincinnati
William Kent Lutz
University of Cincinnati
Twitter

Cleveland
Pauly Suchy
BioFlightVR
Twitter

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City
Tommy Yi
StarSpace46, Inc
Twitter

Tulsa
Sarah Stephenson
36 Degrees North
Twitter

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia
Herman Nyamunga
PowerUp at Community College of Philadelphia
Twitter

Pittsburgh
Kit Mueller
Twitter

University Park
Elizabeth Fegert
Penn State Small Business Development Center
Twitter| Twitter

Erie County
Blane Dessy
Erie County Public Library
 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia
Tom Ledbetter
Midlands Technical College
Twitter

Hartsville
Andy Burkemper
Coker University

Greenville
Bryan Davis
Furman University

Spartanburg
Erin Ouzts
Ten at the Top
Twitter

TENNESSEE

Waynesboro
Rena Purdy
Wayne County JECDB
Twitter

Chattanooga
Allison Wolfe
Driving Innovation & theCo
Twitter

Memphis
Marnell Love
Communities Unlimited

TEXAS

Amarillo
Brittny Lee
WT Enterprise Center
Twitter

Austin
Sean Duffy
Capital Factory
Twitter

Dallas
Bryan Chambers
Capital Factory
Twitter

Fort Worth
Marco Johnson
Sparkyard
Twitter

Plano
MJ Charman
iStart Valley
Twitter | Twitter

San Antonio
Jenness Gough
VelocityTX/Texas Research & Technology Foundation
Twitter

San Marcos
Carina Boston Pinales
Splash Coworking
Twitter

Houston
Grace Rodriguez
Impact Hub Houston
Twitter

VIRGINIA

Arlington
Dr. Donna M. Schaeffer
Marymount University
Twitter

Danville
Jessica Edwards
The Launch Place
Twitter

WASHINGTON

Tukwila
Tyrone Grandison
The Data-Driven Institute
Twitter

WISCONSIN

Green Bay
Ryan Kauth
University of Wisconsin at Green Bay

Racine
Marissa Dyess
 

Apply here to represent your city or county as the Community Organizer for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Email Ellen Bateman at ellen@genglobal.org with questions.