Maria E. Dennison
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.