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
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
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."
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."
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.