Maria E. Dennison
Regional Director
Kansas Small Buisiness Development Center

Maria joined the Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in January of 2018 as the Regional Director and is responsible for implementing a region wide strategic business assistance program providing one-on-one business consulting, diverse business and training seminars, and advocacy on behalf of the small business sector in twenty-two southwest Kansas counties. Before joining the SBDC, Maria worked in Human Resources in the construction industry where she was responsible for benefits administration, risk and policy management, and IFTA/IRP audits. Prior to this, Maria was President/Publisher of Ashleigh Publishing Group, a journal and book publisher, and she previously held leading newspaper circulation and human resource roles with Media News Group, Knight-Ridder, and Mirage Resorts Inc.