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Entrepreneur in Residence

  • Idea Works 40 West 4th Street Mansfield, OH, 44902 United States (map)

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Get immediate feedback on current ventures and/or professional goals from an "Entrepreneur in Residence" (EIR), based on his or her success in starting and managing successful enterprises! The program offers the following:

-An ask-me-anything session with an innovative and highly successful entrepreneur.
-Feedback on the member's business, business idea, or professional development path.
-The chance to discuss best practices for starting and running a business.
-Insight into specific industries.

Our EIR for August is Cristen Gilbert, President/CEO of Mansfield YMCA

Recognized by the Board for her exceptional leadership, Cristen was named President/CEO in 2012. In addition to the overseeing the daily management of the YMCA, Cristen spearheaded the 150th Capital Campaign, raising over $1.3 million in 2017. Further, she and the board have developed a solid plan for future funding including expanding the annual campaign for the financial stability of the organization for years to come. She is a co-chair of the Connections Fund, a vibrant group of young community leaders with a desire to give back to their community. Recently, Cristen was awarded the 10 under 40 award, a recognition for her professionalism and leadership through the RCDG.