COLUMBUS - - The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC) proudly announces the appointment of Demetrius J. Smith as the new MBE Services Manager. A Cleveland Heights native, Demetrius brings a wealth of experience, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit to his role, making him a valuable addition to the OMSDC team.
Demetrius, a veteran of the United States Army, has accumulated over 20 years of expertise in telecommunications, information technology, and mortgage lending. His diverse background includes successfully launching and managing several businesses, showcasing his entrepreneurial acumen and commitment to business development.
OMSDC President & CEO, George R. Simms, commented on Demetrius joining the Council, saying, "We are thrilled to welcome Demetrius to the OMSDC team. His extensive experience and commitment to entrepreneurship and community development aligns perfectly with our organization's goals. Demetrius will undoubtedly enhance our efforts to empower minority businesses and drive economic equity in Ohio."
"I am excited to be a member of the OMSDC team. Having been a small business owner myself, I understand the challenges many MBEs have, and will face as they climb the economic ladder," Smith said. "I look forward to leveraging my personal business experiences, diverse professional background, and education to be of great value to OMSDC, MBEs and corporate members. I feel privileged to assist MBEs with gaining economic equity; providing a positive impact in the global market through diversity and inclusion."
In his new role as MBE Services Manager, Demetrius will play a pivotal role in enhancing the support and services provided to Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) within the OMSDC network. His extensive knowledge, coupled with a passion for fostering growth in the minority business community, aligns seamlessly with the mission and goals of OMSDC.
Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from the Cleveland State University. While at CSU, he was recognized by the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and featured in Annual Fund Brochures and digital publications for his academic achievements.